Bokod, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count10
Postal code2605
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)274.96 km2 (106.16 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,756
Density (2015)50 / km2 (130 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 30' North, 120° 50' East (16.4917, 120.8296)
Estimated elevation above sea level935.1 meters (3,067.2 feet)

Bokod is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 274.96 square kilometers or 106.16 square miles which constitutes 9.93% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,756. This represented 3.10% of the total population of Benguet province, or 0.80% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 50 inhabitants per square kilometer or 130 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bokod has 10 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)
Ambuclao23.02%3,1673,0135.11%0.95%
Bila10.21%1,40599141.78%6.87%
Bobok‑Bisal9.12%1,2541,08615.47%2.78%
Daclan13.26%1,8241,7484.35%0.81%
Ekip6.06%8348063.47%0.65%
Karao7.19%9899583.24%0.61%
Nawal4.22%581743-21.80%-4.57%
Pito7.94%1,09283830.31%5.17%
Poblacion14.80%2,0361,9643.67%0.69%
Tikey4.17%57450114.57%2.62%
Bokod Total13,75612,6488.76%1.61%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bokod for the fiscal year of 2016 was 106,426,689.65.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200949,409,170.96
201055,745,886.1212.82%
201162,060,954.3111.33%
201277,190,467.1024.38%
201385,786,879.7511.14%
2014102,797,988.7519.83%
2015105,950,074.353.07%
2016106,426,689.650.45%

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 Bokod is 20 to 24, with 1,403 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 171 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1231
1 to 41,103
5 to 91,304
10 to 141,295
15 to 191,348
20 to 241,403
25 to 291,220
30 to 34960
35 to 39766
40 to 44653
45 to 49713
50 to 54756
55 to 59685
60 to 64449
65 to 69283
70 to 74208
75 to 79171
80 and over208
Total13,756

Historical population

The population of Bokod grew from 8,946 in 1960 to 13,756 in 2015, an increase of 4,810 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.61%, or an increase of 1,108 people, from the previous population of 12,648 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,946
10,1611.25%
10,4040.48%
11,8992.72%
11,474-0.36%
10,526-1.60%
11,7052.30%
12,9131.36%
12,648-0.75%
13,7561.61%

Location

The municipal center of Bokod is situated at approximately 16° 30' North, 120° 50' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 935.1 meters or 3,067.2 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 Bokod are Baguio, San Fernando, Urdaneta, Dagupan, San Jose, and Santiago. The nearest municipalities are Kabayan, Kayapa, Atok, Tublay, Itogon, and Ambaguio. Its distance from the national capital is 210.98 kilometers (131.10 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 210.98 kilometers (131.10 miles) to the South (S4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,756, ranked 1,448 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 106.16 square kilometers, ranked 370 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 50 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,517 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.61%, ranked 1,503 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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