Loacan, Municipality of Itogon, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
MunicipalityItogon
Postal code2604
Population (2020)8,378
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Coordinates16.4044, 120.6731 (16° 24' North, 120° 40' East)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,021.4 meters (3,351.0 feet)

Loacan is a barangay in the municipality of Itogon, in the province of Benguet. Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 8,378. This represented 13.62% of the total population of Itogon.

Demographics

Households

The household population of Loacan in the 2015 Census was 7,738 broken down into 1,740 households or an average of 4.45 members per household.

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Number of households in Loacan (1990‑2015)
Census dateHousehold populationNumber of householdsAverage household size
10,8022,1235.09
5,9181,1015.38
5,8941,0965.38
6,7801,5774.30
7,7141,6054.81
7,7381,7404.45

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Loacan is 5 to 9, with 868 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 48 individuals.

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Population of Loacan by age group (2015 census)
Age groupPopulation (2015)Age group percentage
Under 11552.00%
1 to 47139.21%
5 to 986811.21%
10 to 146968.99%
15 to 196558.46%
20 to 247059.11%
25 to 2981310.50%
30 to 346588.50%
35 to 394936.37%
40 to 443905.04%
45 to 493895.03%
50 to 543664.73%
55 to 593053.94%
60 to 641982.56%
65 to 691401.81%
70 to 74851.10%
75 to 79630.81%
80 and over480.62%
Total7,740100.00%
  • Youth Dependency Ratio: 48.91
  • Old Age Dependency Ratio: 6.76
  • Total Dependency Ratio: 55.67
  • Median Age: 25.48

Historical population

The population of Loacan fell from 10,802 in 1990 to 8,378 in 2020, a decrease of 2,424 people over the course of 30 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a positive growth rate of 1.68%, or an increase of 638 people, from the previous population of 7,740 in 2015.

Population of Loacan (1990‑2020)
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,802
5,918-10.66%
5,899-0.07%
6,7821.94%
7,7144.80%
7,7400.06%
8,3781.68%

Location

Loacan is situated at approximately 16.4044, 120.6731, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,021.4 meters or 3,351.0 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Loacan shares a common border with the following barangay(s):

Notes

  1. Data on population, and households, are from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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