Bakun, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count7
Postal code2610
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)286.91 km2 (110.78 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,357
Density (2015)54 / km2 (139 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 47' North, 120° 40' East (16.7909, 120.6638)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,142.1 meters (3,746.0 feet)

Bakun is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 286.91 square kilometers or 110.78 square miles which constitutes 10.36% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,357. This represented 3.46% of the total population of Benguet province, or 0.89% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 54 inhabitants per square kilometer or 139 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bakun has 7 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)
Ampusongan17.09%2,6252,17820.52%3.62%
Bagu5.34%820856-4.21%-0.81%
Dalipey15.58%2,3922,16410.54%1.93%
Gambang28.44%4,3673,70517.87%3.18%
Kayapa11.34%1,7411,52714.01%2.53%
Poblacion12.33%1,8941,8343.27%0.61%
Sinacbat9.88%1,5181,32314.74%2.65%
Bakun Total15,35713,58713.03%2.36%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bakun for the fiscal year of 2016 was 87,545,445.01.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200957,345,978.34
201061,881,292.367.91%
201162,914,020.371.67%
201260,322,503.55-4.12%
201363,959,655.866.03%
201469,154,965.888.12%
201584,645,322.7922.40%
201687,545,445.013.43%

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 Bakun is 20 to 24, with 1,714 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 123 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1307
1 to 41,300
5 to 91,563
10 to 141,554
15 to 191,660
20 to 241,714
25 to 291,475
30 to 341,131
35 to 39914
40 to 44797
45 to 49734
50 to 54602
55 to 59521
60 to 64338
65 to 69277
70 to 74202
75 to 79145
80 and over123
Total15,357

Historical population

The population of Bakun grew from 4,927 in 1960 to 15,357 in 2015, an increase of 10,430 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.36%, or an increase of 1,770 people, from the previous population of 13,587 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,927
6,5842.88%
7,9323.81%
8,8782.28%
10,8172.00%
12,8363.26%
12,213-1.06%
12,137-0.09%
13,5874.19%
15,3572.36%

Location

The municipal center of Bakun is situated at approximately 16° 47' North, 120° 40' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,142.1 meters or 3,746.0 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 Bakun are Baguio, San Fernando, Candon, Dagupan, Urdaneta, and Vigan. The nearest municipalities are Kibungan, Mankayan, Buguias, Sugpon, Alilem, and Atok. Its distance from the national capital is 245.82 kilometers (152.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 245.82 kilometers (152.75 miles) to the South (S8°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,357, ranked 1,394 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 110.78 square kilometers, ranked 346 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 54 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,496 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.36%, ranked 73 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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