Paluan, Province of Occidental Mindoro

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceOccidental Mindoro
Barangay count12
Postal code5107
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesMindoro Strait, South China Sea, Verde Island Passage
Philippine major island(s)Mindoro
Area (2007)564.50 km2 (217.95 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,025
Density (2015)28 / km2 (74 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 25' North, 120° 28' East (13.4155, 120.4623)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.5 meters (31.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 564.50 square kilometers or 217.95 square miles which constitutes 9.62% of Occidental Mindoro's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,025. This represented 3.29% of the total population of Occidental Mindoro province, or 0.54% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 28 inhabitants per square kilometer or 74 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Paluan has 12 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)
Alipaoy10.20%1,6351,5654.47%0.84%
Bagong Silang Poblacion1.56%25022312.11%2.20%
Handang Tumulong Poblacion2.76%4424107.80%1.44%
Harrison21.60%3,4613,2406.82%1.26%
Lumangbayan5.05%8097498.01%1.48%
Mananao11.83%1,8951,66513.81%2.49%
Mapalad Poblacion11.16%1,7891,882-4.94%-0.96%
Marikit9.96%1,5961,5473.17%0.60%
Pag‑asa ng Bayan Poblacion2.32%372462-19.48%-4.04%
San Jose Poblacion3.94%631670-5.82%-1.14%
Silahis ng Pag‑asa Poblacion3.33%533603-11.61%-2.32%
Tubili16.30%2,6122,20718.35%3.26%
Paluan Total16,02515,2235.27%0.98%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Paluan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 129,876,580.30.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,689,765.74
201074,324,977.80114.26%
201179,458,511.916.91%
201278,555,584.53-1.14%
201391,327,310.2016.26%
2014104,404,639.2514.32%
2015116,586,806.1411.67%
2016129,876,580.3011.40%

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 Paluan is 5 to 9, with 2,111 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 119 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1394
1 to 41,802
5 to 92,111
10 to 142,103
15 to 191,512
20 to 241,247
25 to 291,086
30 to 341,021
35 to 39923
40 to 44785
45 to 49758
50 to 54671
55 to 59533
60 to 64400
65 to 69261
70 to 74166
75 to 79133
80 and over119
Total16,025

Historical population

The population of Paluan grew from 4,597 in 1960 to 16,025 in 2015, an increase of 11,428 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.98%, or an increase of 802 people, from the previous population of 15,223 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,597
5,3831.56%
7,3466.44%
7,4380.25%
7,5490.15%
11,2347.73%
12,0231.47%
13,7181.84%
15,2233.86%
16,0250.98%

Location

The municipal center of Paluan is situated at approximately 13° 25' North, 120° 28' East, in the island of Mindoro. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.5 meters or 31.2 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 Paluan are Batangas City, Calapan, Tagaytay, Lipa, Trece Martires, and Tanauan. The nearest municipalities are Mamburao, Abra de Ilog, Looc, Santa Cruz, Calatagan, and Tingloy. Its distance from the national capital is 141.53 kilometers (87.94 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 141.53 kilometers (87.94 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N23°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,025, ranked 1,333 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 217.95 square kilometers, ranked 107 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 28 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,542 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.98%, ranked 623 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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