Paracelis, Province of Mountain Province

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceMountain Province
Barangay count9
Postal code2615
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)570.16 km2 (220.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,121
Density (2015)49 / km2 (128 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 11' North, 121° 24' East (17.1812, 121.4036)
Estimated elevation above sea level260.5 meters (854.4 feet)

Paracelis is a municipality in the landlocked province of Mountain Province.

The municipality has a land area of 570.16 square kilometers or 220.14 square miles which constitutes 26.43% of Mountain Province's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,121. This represented 18.19% of the total population of Mountain Province, or 1.63% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 49 inhabitants per square kilometer or 128 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Paracelis has 9 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)
Anonat8.69%2,4442,2657.90%1.46%
Bacarni9.78%2,7502,5995.81%1.08%
Bananao7.67%2,1562,195-1.78%-0.34%
Bantay17.96%5,0514,19120.52%3.62%
Bunot5.68%1,5961,693-5.73%-1.12%
Buringal8.68%2,4402,3722.87%0.54%
Butigue10.52%2,9592,9330.89%0.17%
Palitod9.75%2,7422,5417.91%1.46%
Poblacion21.28%5,9835,6875.20%0.97%
Paracelis Total28,12126,4766.21%1.15%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Paracelis for the fiscal year of 2016 was 132,616,220.79.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200973,952,107.14
201078,326,205.375.91%
201186,130,968.309.96%
201283,066,074.90-3.56%
201392,941,279.4111.89%
2014105,478,965.2913.49%
2015120,061,038.1113.82%
2016132,616,220.7910.46%

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 Paracelis is 5 to 9, with 3,643 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 190 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1660
1 to 42,736
5 to 93,643
10 to 143,391
15 to 193,007
20 to 242,680
25 to 292,262
30 to 341,878
35 to 391,740
40 to 441,414
45 to 491,256
50 to 541,022
55 to 59873
60 to 64571
65 to 69340
70 to 74258
75 to 79200
80 and over190
Total28,121

Historical population

The population of Paracelis grew from 5,666 in 1970 to 28,121 in 2015, an increase of 22,455 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.15%, or an increase of 1,645 people, from the previous population of 26,476 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,666
7,6796.29%
9,7294.84%
13,0272.96%
15,8823.78%
18,9853.90%
24,7053.70%
26,4762.55%
28,1211.15%

Location

The municipal center of Paracelis is situated at approximately 17° 11' North, 121° 24' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 260.5 meters or 854.4 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 Paracelis are Tabuk, Cauayan, Ilagan, Santiago, Tuguegarao, and Candon. The nearest municipalities are Natonin, Tanudan, Mallig, Aguinaldo, Roxas, and Quezon. Its distance from the national capital is 290.24 kilometers (180.35 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 290.24 kilometers (180.35 miles) to the South (S9°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,121, ranked 943 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 220.14 square kilometers, ranked 103 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 49 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,479 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.15%, ranked 1,143 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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