La Paz, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count12
Postal code2826
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)51.41 km2 (19.85 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,437
Density (2015)300 / km2 (778 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 41' North, 120° 41' East (17.6763, 120.6853)
Estimated elevation above sea level92.0 meters (301.9 feet)

La Paz is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 51.41 square kilometers or 19.85 square miles which constitutes 1.23% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,437. This represented 6.40% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.90% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 300 inhabitants per square kilometer or 778 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Paz has 12 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Benben3.59%5545510.54%0.10%
Bulbulala8.34%1,2881,1838.88%1.63%
Buli9.92%1,5311,4535.37%1.00%
Canan8.97%1,3841,15519.83%3.50%
Liguis6.30%9739116.81%1.26%
Malabbaga8.67%1,3381,2437.64%1.41%
Mudeng7.55%1,1651,1531.04%0.20%
Pidipid5.38%831950-12.53%-2.52%
Poblacion22.92%3,5383,687-4.04%-0.78%
San Gregorio8.90%1,3741,17816.64%2.97%
Toon6.22%9609283.45%0.65%
Udangan3.25%5014902.24%0.42%
La Paz Total15,43714,8823.73%0.70%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of La Paz for the fiscal year of 2016 was 61,203,688.67.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200933,697,897.64
201036,491,844.568.29%
201136,295,518.12-0.54%
201235,360,485.34-2.58%
201337,173,179.175.13%
201442,070,438.0413.17%
201552,446,291.2824.66%
201661,203,688.6716.70%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in La Paz is 5 to 9, with 1,680 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 231 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1264
1 to 41,180
5 to 91,680
10 to 141,643
15 to 191,401
20 to 241,361
25 to 291,270
30 to 341,096
35 to 39987
40 to 44832
45 to 49822
50 to 54694
55 to 59639
60 to 64473
65 to 69358
70 to 74248
75 to 79231
80 and over258
Total15,437

Historical population

The population of La Paz grew from 6,808 in 1960 to 15,437 in 2015, an increase of 8,629 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.70%, or an increase of 555 people, from the previous population of 14,882 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,808
8,5272.23%
8,5290.00%
9,2051.54%
11,2402.02%
11,7560.84%
12,9222.05%
14,6581.75%
14,8820.55%
15,4370.70%

Location

The municipal center of La Paz is situated at approximately 17° 41' North, 120° 41' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 92.0 meters or 301.9 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to La Paz are Vigan, Batac, Laoag, Candon, Tabuk, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are Danglas, Dolores, San Juan, Lagayan, Tayum, and Lagangilang. Its distance from the national capital is 342.91 kilometers (213.08 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Danglas, Abra, 2.85 kilometers (1.77 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Dolores, Abra, 4.02 kilometers (2.50 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • San Juan, Abra, 5.02 kilometers (3.12 miles) to the East (N81°E)
  • Lagayan, Abra, 5.37 kilometers (3.34 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N24°E)
  • Tayum, Abra, 7.34 kilometers (4.56 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)
  • Lagangilang, Abra, 8.97 kilometers (5.58 miles) to the Southeast (S35°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 342.91 kilometers (213.08 miles) to the South (S5°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,437, ranked 1,397 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 19.85 square kilometers, ranked 1,376 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 300 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 669 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.70%, ranked 1,357 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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