Baguio

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count129
Postal code2600
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)57.51 km2 (22.20 sq mi)
Population (2015)345,366
Density (2015)6,005 / km2 (15,557 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 25' North, 120° 36' East (16.4120, 120.5933)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,445.3 meters (4,740.7 feet)

Baguio is a highly urbanized city in the Cordillera Administrative Region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Baguio is commonly grouped with the landlocked province of Benguet. The city also serves as the regional center of the Cordillera Administrative Region.

The city has a land area of 57.51 square kilometers or 22.20 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 345,366. This represented 20.06% of the total population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 6,005 inhabitants per square kilometer or 15,557 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Baguio has 129 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)
Baguio Total345,366318,6768.38%1.54%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Baguio for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,496,499,373.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009878,311,161.28
2010949,425,490.338.10%
20111,069,016,604.6912.60%
20121,113,386,488.284.15%
20131,264,663,559.5013.59%
20141,333,204,549.745.42%
20151,440,881,405.318.08%
20161,496,499,373.373.86%

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 Baguio is 15 to 19, with 37,996 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 2,286 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 17,808
1 to 429,583
5 to 934,614
10 to 1434,321
15 to 1937,996
20 to 2437,616
25 to 2930,100
30 to 3425,696
35 to 3922,128
40 to 4418,030
45 to 4917,455
50 to 5415,203
55 to 5912,186
60 to 648,833
65 to 695,787
70 to 743,383
75 to 792,341
80 and over2,286
Total345,366

Historical population

The population of Baguio grew from 84,538 in 1970 to 345,366 in 2015, an increase of 260,828 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.54%, or an increase of 26,690 people, from the previous population of 318,676 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
84,538
97,4492.89%
119,0094.08%
183,1424.41%
226,8834.09%
252,3862.31%
301,9262.50%
318,6761.98%
345,3661.54%

Location

The city center of Baguio is situated at approximately 16° 25' North, 120° 36' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,445.3 meters or 4,740.7 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 Baguio are San Fernando, Urdaneta, Dagupan, San Carlos, Alaminos, and San Jose. The nearest municipalities are Tuba, La Trinidad, Tublay, Itogon, Sablan, and Pugo. Its distance from the national capital is 205.77 kilometers (127.86 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tuba, Benguet, 3.95 kilometers (2.45 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • La Trinidad, Benguet, 5.52 kilometers (3.43 miles) to the North (N5°W)
  • Tublay, Benguet, 8.16 kilometers (5.07 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Itogon, Benguet, 10.69 kilometers (6.64 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S57°E)
  • Sablan, Benguet, 14.58 kilometers (9.06 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)
  • Pugo, La Union, 16.86 kilometers (10.48 miles) to the Southwest (S53°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 205.77 kilometers (127.86 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 345,366, ranked 32 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.20 square kilometers, ranked 1,321 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 6,005 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 31 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.54%, ranked 1,401 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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