Pilar, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count19
Postal code2812
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)66.10 km2 (25.52 sq mi)
Population (2015)10,223
Density (2015)155 / km2 (401 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 25' North, 120° 36' East (17.4168, 120.5954)
Estimated elevation above sea level326.8 meters (1,071.8 feet)

Pilar is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 66.10 square kilometers or 25.52 square miles which constitutes 1.59% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 10,223. This represented 4.24% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.59% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 155 inhabitants per square kilometer or 401 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pilar has 19 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)
Bolbolo8.17%835851-1.88%-0.36%
Brookside3.59%3673660.27%0.05%
Dalit7.84%8017733.62%0.68%
Dintan4.06%41535716.25%2.91%
Gapang7.39%75563019.84%3.51%
Kinabiti8.13%83173712.75%2.31%
Maliplipit3.01%3083012.33%0.44%
Nagcanasan2.61%2672593.09%0.58%
Nanangduan3.13%320329-2.74%-0.53%
Narnara3.14%32128413.03%2.36%
Ocup4.99%5104835.59%1.04%
Pang‑ot5.68%581592-1.86%-0.36%
Patad2.82%288306-5.88%-1.15%
Poblacion17.45%1,7841,7034.76%0.89%
San Juan East2.95%302338-10.65%-2.12%
San Juan West5.78%591602-1.83%-0.35%
South Balioag4.20%429470-8.72%-1.72%
Tikitik3.06%31327215.07%2.71%
Villavieja2.01%205255-19.61%-4.07%
Pilar Total10,2239,9083.18%0.60%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pilar for the fiscal year of 2016 was 244,239,424.41.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200936,112,332.40
201099,853,846.62176.51%
201187,999,838.38-11.87%
201269,419,241.98-21.11%
201368,660,215.65-1.09%
201438,913,883.54-43.32%
2015152,921,703.60292.97%
2016244,239,424.4159.72%

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 Pilar is 10 to 14, with 1,099 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 70 to 74, with 168 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1199
1 to 4782
5 to 91,061
10 to 141,099
15 to 19851
20 to 24850
25 to 29756
30 to 34719
35 to 39670
40 to 44560
45 to 49532
50 to 54519
55 to 59462
60 to 64349
65 to 69270
70 to 74168
75 to 79172
80 and over204
Total10,223

Historical population

The population of Pilar grew from 6,025 in 1960 to 10,223 in 2015, an increase of 4,198 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.60%, or an increase of 315 people, from the previous population of 9,908 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,025
6,9591.42%
7,4531.39%
7,5180.17%
8,4511.18%
9,1831.57%
9,3280.34%
9,7920.67%
9,9080.43%
10,2230.60%

Location

The municipal center of Pilar is situated at approximately 17° 25' North, 120° 36' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 326.8 meters or 1,071.8 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 Pilar are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Villaviciosa, San Isidro, Nagbukel, Manabo, Narvacan, and Santa Maria. Its distance from the national capital is 315.44 kilometers (196.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 315.44 kilometers (196.01 miles) to the South (S8°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 10,223, ranked 1,529 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 25.52 square kilometers, ranked 1,271 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 155 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,135 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.60%, ranked 1,612 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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