Atok, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count8
Postal code2612
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)214.99 km2 (83.01 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,668
Density (2015)91 / km2 (237 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 38' North, 120° 46' East (16.6286, 120.7676)
Estimated elevation above sea level2,294.5 meters (7,525.8 feet)

Atok is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 214.99 square kilometers or 83.01 square miles which constitutes 7.76% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,668. This represented 4.43% of the total population of Benguet province, or 1.14% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 91 inhabitants per square kilometer or 237 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Atok has 8 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)
Abiang8.93%1,7571,766-0.51%-0.10%
Caliking17.30%3,4023,1557.83%1.45%
Cattubo12.62%2,4822,674-7.18%-1.41%
Naguey8.76%1,7231,7230.00%0.00%
Paoay22.35%4,3954,1815.12%0.95%
Pasdong6.07%1,1931,07810.67%1.95%
Poblacion10.56%2,0772,0451.56%0.30%
Topdac13.42%2,6392,6200.73%0.14%
Atok Total19,66819,2422.21%0.42%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Atok for the fiscal year of 2016 was 80,604,720.51.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,662,959.75
201049,440,267.675.95%
201153,963,407.559.15%
201252,533,938.07-2.65%
201357,312,080.349.10%
201464,534,792.9312.60%
201573,648,802.7214.12%
201680,604,720.519.44%

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 Atok is 20 to 24, with 2,018 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 184 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1360
1 to 41,548
5 to 92,017
10 to 141,937
15 to 191,927
20 to 242,018
25 to 291,803
30 to 341,521
35 to 391,228
40 to 441,047
45 to 491,013
50 to 54894
55 to 59739
60 to 64572
65 to 69386
70 to 74264
75 to 79210
80 and over184
Total19,668

Historical population

The population of Atok grew from 8,353 in 1960 to 19,668 in 2015, an increase of 11,315 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.42%, or an increase of 426 people, from the previous population of 19,242 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,353
10,2151.99%
11,5892.56%
14,4664.53%
13,853-0.43%
14,8621.33%
16,6572.47%
19,2532.02%
19,242-0.02%
19,6680.42%

Location

The municipal center of Atok is situated at approximately 16° 38' North, 120° 46' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 2,294.5 meters or 7,525.8 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 Atok are Baguio, San Fernando, Candon, Urdaneta, Dagupan, and Santiago. The nearest municipalities are Kabayan, Kibungan, Bokod, Tinoc, Kapangan, and Buguias. Its distance from the national capital is 226.66 kilometers (140.84 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Kabayan, Benguet, 7.54 kilometers (4.68 miles) to the East (S85°E)
  • Kibungan, Benguet, 14.06 kilometers (8.74 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)
  • Bokod, Benguet, 16.53 kilometers (10.27 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S23°E)
  • Tinoc, Ifugao, 18.73 kilometers (11.64 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N74°E)
  • Kapangan, Benguet, 19.05 kilometers (11.84 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)
  • Buguias, Benguet, 20.10 kilometers (12.49 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N16°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 226.66 kilometers (140.84 miles) to the South (S6°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,668, ranked 1,270 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 83.01 square kilometers, ranked 508 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 91 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,363 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.42%, ranked 1,597 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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