Quezon, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count14
Postal code5304
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Palawan
Area (2007)943.19 km2 (364.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)60,980
Density (2015)65 / km2 (167 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 14' North, 117° 59' East (9.2368, 117.9914)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.7 meters (25.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 943.19 square kilometers or 364.17 square miles which constitutes 6.44% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 60,980. This represented 7.18% of the total population of Palawan province, or 2.06% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 65 inhabitants per square kilometer or 167 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Quezon has 14 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)
Alfonso XIII24.73%15,08113,58511.01%2.01%
Aramaywan5.90%3,6003,4923.09%0.58%
Berong6.24%3,8082,85433.43%5.64%
Calatagbak2.65%1,6151,5176.46%1.20%
Calumpang3.84%2,3432,350-0.30%-0.06%
Isugod6.73%4,1033,55315.48%2.78%
Maasin3.25%1,9801,8328.08%1.49%
Malatgao4.78%2,9142,59312.38%2.25%
Panitian10.63%6,4826,738-3.80%-0.73%
Pinaglabanan5.36%3,2662,81915.86%2.84%
Quinlogan6.49%3,9563,9180.97%0.18%
Sowangan5.11%3,1161,489109.27%15.10%
Tabon7.95%4,8454,873-0.57%-0.11%
Tagusao6.35%3,8713,5299.69%1.78%
Quezon Total60,98055,14210.59%1.93%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Quezon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 240,474,707.61.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009126,882,582.63
2010131,259,028.443.45%
2011141,411,360.217.73%
2012139,982,737.62-1.01%
2013161,422,702.2515.32%
2014189,855,372.2517.61%
2015216,470,348.2614.02%
2016240,474,707.6111.09%

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 Quezon is 5 to 9, with 7,732 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 408 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,464
1 to 46,151
5 to 97,732
10 to 147,533
15 to 196,652
20 to 245,388
25 to 294,468
30 to 344,041
35 to 393,592
40 to 443,083
45 to 492,864
50 to 542,351
55 to 591,897
60 to 641,358
65 to 69937
70 to 74621
75 to 79440
80 and over408
Total60,980

Historical population

The population of Quezon grew from 11,756 in 1960 to 60,980 in 2015, an increase of 49,224 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.93%, or an increase of 5,838 people, from the previous population of 55,142 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,756
18,7354.66%
26,4817.19%
33,0324.52%
32,538-0.15%
36,8562.36%
41,6692.67%
51,2342.89%
55,1422.71%
60,9801.93%

Location

The municipal center of Quezon is situated at approximately 9° 14' North, 117° 59' East, in the island of Palawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.7 meters or 25.2 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 Quezon are Puerto Princesa, Sipalay, Zamboanga City, Isabela City, Iloilo City, and Bayawan. The nearest municipalities are Sofronio Española, Rizal, Narra, Brooke's Point, Aborlan, and Bataraza. Its distance from the national capital is 675.77 kilometers (419.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 675.77 kilometers (419.90 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N28°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 60,980, ranked 361 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 364.17 square kilometers, ranked 20 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 65 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,413 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.93%, ranked 880 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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