Looc, Province of Occidental Mindoro

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceOccidental Mindoro
Barangay count9
Postal code5111
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Verde Island Passage
Philippine major island(s)Lubang
Area (2007)132.30 km2 (51.08 sq mi)
Population (2015)10,117
Density (2015)76 / km2 (198 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 43' North, 120° 15' East (13.7200, 120.2499)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.8 meters (28.7 feet)

Looc is a coastal municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro.

The municipality has a land area of 132.30 square kilometers or 51.08 square miles which constitutes 2.26% of Occidental Mindoro's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 10,117. This represented 2.08% of the total population of Occidental Mindoro province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 76 inhabitants per square kilometer or 198 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Looc 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)
Agkawayan15.36%1,5541,4576.66%1.23%
Ambil20.11%2,0351,8828.13%1.50%
Balikyas7.51%7606949.51%1.74%
Bonbon10.76%1,0891,104-1.36%-0.26%
Bulacan8.10%8197913.54%0.66%
Burol8.92%9028595.01%0.93%
Guitna6.05%612701-12.70%-2.55%
Kanluran6.08%6155678.47%1.56%
Talaotao17.11%1,7311,7031.64%0.31%
Looc Total10,1179,7583.68%0.69%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Looc for the fiscal year of 2016 was 57,132,433.32.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200933,852,421.95
201036,592,427.338.09%
201139,265,110.707.30%
201238,160,917.47-2.81%
201340,892,694.667.16%
201446,179,289.0712.93%
201552,390,212.9813.45%
201657,132,433.329.05%

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 Looc is 10 to 14, with 1,086 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 135 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1204
1 to 4759
5 to 91,057
10 to 141,086
15 to 191,008
20 to 24872
25 to 29825
30 to 34676
35 to 39611
40 to 44567
45 to 49488
50 to 54457
55 to 59408
60 to 64307
65 to 69303
70 to 74205
75 to 79149
80 and over135
Total10,117

Historical population

The population of Looc grew from 5,101 in 1960 to 10,117 in 2015, an increase of 5,016 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.69%, or an increase of 359 people, from the previous population of 9,758 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,101
5,5690.86%
6,4913.12%
6,8010.94%
7,0370.34%
9,0314.78%
9,1320.24%
11,3102.99%
9,758-5.23%
10,1170.69%

Location

The municipal center of Looc is situated at approximately 13° 43' North, 120° 15' East, in the island of Lubang. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.8 meters or 28.7 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 Looc are Batangas City, Tagaytay, Trece Martires, Dasmariñas, General Trias, and Lipa. The nearest municipalities are Lubang, Paluan, Calatagan, Lian, Nasugbu, and Balayan. Its distance from the national capital is 124.46 kilometers (77.33 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 124.46 kilometers (77.33 miles) to the Northeast (N39°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 10,117, ranked 1,481 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 51.08 square kilometers, ranked 789 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 76 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,372 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.69%, ranked 784 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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