Araceli, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count13
Postal code5311
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Dumaran
Area (2007)204.30 km2 (78.88 sq mi)
Population (2015)14,909
Density (2015)73 / km2 (189 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 33' North, 119° 59' East (10.5535, 119.9891)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.3 meters (17.4 feet)

Araceli is a coastal municipality in the island province of Palawan.

The municipality has a land area of 204.30 square kilometers or 78.88 square miles which constitutes 1.39% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,909. This represented 1.76% of the total population of Palawan province, or 0.50% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 73 inhabitants per square kilometer or 189 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Araceli has 13 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)
Balogo5.40%805904-10.95%-2.18%
Dagman5.82%868924-6.06%-1.18%
Dalayawon3.18%47440018.50%3.28%
Lumacad4.17%6226190.48%0.09%
Madoldolon6.43%95876824.74%4.30%
Mauringuen7.09%1,0571,0065.07%0.95%
Osmeña6.66%9931,034-3.97%-0.77%
Poblacion21.58%3,2172,9449.27%1.70%
San Jose de Oro4.99%7446888.14%1.50%
Santo Niño3.97%59245729.54%5.05%
Taloto3.75%559618-9.55%-1.89%
Tinintinan10.67%1,5911,5145.09%0.95%
Tudela16.29%2,4292,2378.58%1.58%
Araceli Total14,90914,1135.64%1.05%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Araceli for the fiscal year of 2016 was 71,727,011.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200940,237,171.85
201042,201,284.504.88%
201146,285,607.779.68%
201245,708,100.16-1.25%
201351,003,104.3511.58%
201457,547,213.8912.83%
201564,962,507.6512.89%
201671,727,011.3710.41%

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 Araceli is 5 to 9, with 1,849 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 98 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1319
1 to 41,500
5 to 91,849
10 to 141,817
15 to 191,614
20 to 241,383
25 to 291,103
30 to 34984
35 to 39885
40 to 44801
45 to 49626
50 to 54590
55 to 59437
60 to 64322
65 to 69281
70 to 74188
75 to 79112
80 and over98
Total14,909

Historical population

The population of Araceli grew from 4,955 in 1960 to 14,909 in 2015, an increase of 9,954 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.05%, or an increase of 796 people, from the previous population of 14,113 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,955
4,444-1.06%
5,5524.57%
6,0301.66%
8,7083.74%
10,5563.67%
10,8940.68%
13,2332.72%
14,1132.37%
14,9091.05%

Location

The municipal center of Araceli is situated at approximately 10° 33' North, 119° 59' East, in the island of Dumaran. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.3 meters or 17.4 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 Araceli are Puerto Princesa, Sipalay, Iloilo City, Passi, Bago, and Kabankalan. The nearest municipalities are Dumaran, Taytay, Roxas, San Vicente, El Nido, and Linapacan. Its distance from the national capital is 459.40 kilometers (285.46 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 459.40 kilometers (285.46 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N13°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 14,909, ranked 1,366 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 78.88 square kilometers, ranked 505 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 73 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,386 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.05%, ranked 1,162 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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