Balakbak, Municipality of Kapangan, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
MunicipalityKapangan
Postal code2613
Population (2020)1,205
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Coordinates16.6370, 120.6249 (16° 38' North, 120° 37' East)
Estimated elevation above sea level795.9 meters (2,611.2 feet)

Balakbak is a barangay in the municipality of Kapangan, in the province of Benguet. Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 1,205. This represented 6.24% of the total population of Kapangan.

Demographics

Households

The household population of Balakbak in the 2015 Census was 1,322 broken down into 286 households or an average of 4.62 members per household.

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Number of households in Balakbak (1990‑2015)
Census dateHousehold populationNumber of householdsAverage household size
1,0382224.68
1,0052254.47
1,2962714.78
1,2752944.34
1,3722894.75
1,3222864.62

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Balakbak is 15 to 19, with 152 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 21 individuals.

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Population of Balakbak by age group (2015 census)
Age groupPopulation (2015)Age group percentage
Under 1261.97%
1 to 4947.11%
5 to 91138.55%
10 to 141158.70%
15 to 1915211.50%
20 to 241259.46%
25 to 291158.70%
30 to 34836.28%
35 to 39685.14%
40 to 44755.67%
45 to 49594.46%
50 to 54624.69%
55 to 59594.46%
60 to 64473.56%
65 to 69574.31%
70 to 74272.04%
75 to 79241.82%
80 and over211.59%
Total1,322100.00%
  • Youth Dependency Ratio: 41.18
  • Old Age Dependency Ratio: 15.27
  • Total Dependency Ratio: 56.45
  • Median Age: 26.57

Historical population

The population of Balakbak grew from 1,038 in 1990 to 1,205 in 2020, an increase of 167 people over the course of 30 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a negative growth rate of 1.93%, or a decrease of 117 people, from the previous population of 1,322 in 2015.

Population of Balakbak (1990‑2020)
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,038
1,0850.83%
1,2963.88%
1,277-0.20%
1,3722.65%
1,322-0.70%
1,205-1.93%

Location

Balakbak is situated at approximately 16.6370, 120.6249, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 795.9 meters or 2,611.2 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Balakbak 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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