La Trinidad, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count16
Postal code2601
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)70.04 km2 (27.04 sq mi)
Population (2015)129,133
Density (2015)1,844 / km2 (4,776 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 28' North, 120° 35' East (16.4617, 120.5885)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,318.3 meters (4,324.1 feet)

La Trinidad is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 70.04 square kilometers or 27.04 square miles which constitutes 2.53% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 129,133. This represented 29.07% of the total population of Benguet province, or 7.50% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,844 inhabitants per square kilometer or 4,776 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Trinidad has 16 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)
Alapang3.47%4,4774,1717.34%1.36%
Alno2.23%2,8832,04640.91%6.75%
Ambiong5.54%7,1496,42311.30%2.06%
Bahong4.02%5,1884,8287.46%1.38%
Balili14.68%18,96216,08617.88%3.18%
Beckel3.03%3,9183,45313.47%2.43%
Betag7.55%9,7476,86342.02%6.91%
Bineng1.26%1,6241,4879.21%1.69%
Cruz2.88%3,7213,5195.74%1.07%
Lubas4.77%6,1595,59110.16%1.86%
Pico18.03%23,28218,27127.43%4.72%
Poblacion10.22%13,19610,59424.56%4.27%
Puguis7.00%9,0387,16326.18%4.53%
Shilan3.74%4,8334,33011.62%2.11%
Tawang6.98%9,0147,45620.90%3.68%
Wangal4.60%5,9424,90721.09%3.71%
La Trinidad Total129,133107,18820.47%3.61%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of La Trinidad for the fiscal year of 2016 was 314,459,930.16.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009172,481,101.88
2010184,405,404.826.91%
2011204,803,108.6311.06%
2012216,148,793.935.54%
2013249,051,080.3215.22%
2014276,337,931.4910.96%
2015299,797,434.558.49%
2016314,459,930.164.89%

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 La Trinidad is 20 to 24, with 16,975 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 598 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,486
1 to 49,578
5 to 911,711
10 to 1411,018
15 to 1916,709
20 to 2416,975
25 to 2912,915
30 to 3410,703
35 to 398,757
40 to 446,755
45 to 496,015
50 to 544,905
55 to 593,768
60 to 642,788
65 to 691,737
70 to 741,023
75 to 79692
80 and over598
Total129,133

Historical population

The population of La Trinidad grew from 12,415 in 1960 to 129,133 in 2015, an increase of 116,718 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.61%, or an increase of 21,945 people, from the previous population of 107,188 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,415
18,5514.01%
22,7324.16%
28,7134.78%
48,5235.39%
63,0895.04%
67,9631.61%
97,8105.15%
107,1883.39%
129,1333.61%

Location

The municipal center of La Trinidad is situated at approximately 16° 28' North, 120° 35' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,318.3 meters or 4,324.1 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 La Trinidad are Baguio, San Fernando, Urdaneta, Dagupan, San Carlos, and Alaminos. The nearest municipalities are Tublay, Tuba, Sablan, Kapangan, Itogon, and Burgos. Its distance from the national capital is 211.26 kilometers (131.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tublay, Benguet, 4.97 kilometers (3.09 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N73°E)
  • Tuba, Benguet, 8.14 kilometers (5.06 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S20°W)
  • Sablan, Benguet, 11.38 kilometers (7.07 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N70°W)
  • Kapangan, Benguet, 12.59 kilometers (7.82 miles) to the North (N5°E)
  • Itogon, Benguet, 14.76 kilometers (9.17 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Burgos, La Union, 16.77 kilometers (10.42 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N67°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 211.26 kilometers (131.27 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S11°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 129,133, ranked 119 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 27.04 square kilometers, ranked 1,237 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,844 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 88 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.61%, ranked 982 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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