Buguias, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count14
Postal code2607
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)175.88 km2 (67.91 sq mi)
Population (2015)43,627
Density (2015)248 / km2 (642 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 48' North, 120° 49' East (16.8028, 120.8211)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,807.3 meters (5,927.9 feet)

Buguias is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 175.88 square kilometers or 67.91 square miles which constitutes 6.35% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 43,627. This represented 9.82% of the total population of Benguet province, or 2.53% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 248 inhabitants per square kilometer or 642 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buguias has 14 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)
Abatan7.74%3,3752,78021.40%3.76%
Amgaleyguey7.98%3,4803,538-1.64%-0.31%
Amlimay5.06%2,2062,1970.41%0.08%
Baculongan Norte6.37%2,7782,15728.79%4.94%
Baculongan Sur8.15%3,5563,16912.21%2.22%
Bangao10.84%4,7304,26910.80%1.97%
Buyacaoan7.62%3,3263,1605.25%0.98%
Calamagan1.87%81673910.42%1.91%
Catlubong7.16%3,1252,75813.31%2.41%
Lengaoan4.70%2,0491,48837.70%6.28%
Loo12.06%5,2624,38819.92%3.52%
Natubleng6.12%2,6702,5136.25%1.16%
Poblacion8.04%3,5073,4721.01%0.19%
Sebang6.30%2,7472,6433.93%0.74%
Buguias Total43,62739,27111.09%2.02%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Buguias for the fiscal year of 2016 was 108,891,461.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200956,885,461.85
201061,912,355.288.84%
201167,841,484.049.58%
201264,976,365.39-4.22%
201375,973,617.8616.93%
201486,167,469.8013.42%
201598,724,242.8914.57%
2016108,891,461.3710.30%

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 Buguias is 20 to 24, with 5,243 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 237 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1856
1 to 43,679
5 to 94,500
10 to 144,080
15 to 194,520
20 to 245,243
25 to 294,561
30 to 343,462
35 to 392,779
40 to 442,269
45 to 492,090
50 to 541,736
55 to 591,375
60 to 64923
65 to 69546
70 to 74449
75 to 79322
80 and over237
Total43,627

Historical population

The population of Buguias grew from 8,658 in 1960 to 43,627 in 2015, an increase of 34,969 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.02%, or an increase of 4,356 people, from the previous population of 39,271 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,658
12,4023.58%
15,1424.09%
17,5092.95%
25,2363.72%
28,0341.99%
33,1773.68%
34,5070.54%
39,2714.82%
43,6272.02%

Location

The municipal center of Buguias is situated at approximately 16° 48' North, 120° 49' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,807.3 meters or 5,927.9 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 Buguias are Baguio, Candon, San Fernando, Santiago, Urdaneta, and Tabuk. The nearest municipalities are Mankayan, Bakun, Tinoc, Kabayan, Atok, and Hungduan. Its distance from the national capital is 245.38 kilometers (152.47 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Mankayan, Benguet, 6.66 kilometers (4.14 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Bakun, Benguet, 16.82 kilometers (10.45 miles) to the West (S86°W)
  • Tinoc, Ifugao, 18.64 kilometers (11.58 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • Kabayan, Benguet, 20.00 kilometers (12.43 miles) to the South (S5°E)
  • Atok, Benguet, 20.10 kilometers (12.49 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Hungduan, Ifugao, 19.71 kilometers (12.25 miles) to the East (N79°E)

Nearest cities

  • Baguio, 49.61 kilometers (30.83 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S29°W)
  • Candon, Ilocos Sur, 58.44 kilometers (36.31 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)
  • San Fernando, La Union, 57.78 kilometers (35.90 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S69°W)
  • Santiago, Isabela, 78.19 kilometers (48.59 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Urdaneta, Pangasinan, 95.51 kilometers (59.35 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 94.68 kilometers (58.83 miles) to the Northeast (N44°E)

Distance from Manila: 245.38 kilometers (152.47 miles) to the South (S4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 43,627, ranked 616 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 67.91 square kilometers, ranked 632 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 248 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 816 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.02%, ranked 558 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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