Rizal, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count11
Postal code5323
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Palawan
Area (2007)1,256.47 km2 (485.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)50,096
Density (2015)40 / km2 (103 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 2' North, 117° 38' East (9.0302, 117.6413)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.4 meters (24.4 feet)

Rizal, formerly known as Marcos, is a coastal municipality in the island province of Palawan.

The municipality has a land area of 1,256.47 square kilometers or 485.13 square miles which constitutes 8.58% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 50,096. This represented 5.90% of the total population of Palawan province, or 1.69% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 40 inhabitants per square kilometer or 103 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Rizal has 11 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)
Bunog5.73%2,8682,48115.60%2.80%
Campong Ulay4.11%2,0571,77915.63%2.80%
Candawaga11.52%5,7715,5703.61%0.68%
Canipaan4.74%2,3742,08413.92%2.51%
Culasian5.23%2,6202,20418.87%3.35%
Iraan13.53%6,7806,2718.12%1.50%
Latud4.30%2,1561,18881.48%12.02%
Panalingaan9.09%4,5563,42133.18%5.61%
Punta Baja21.15%10,59410,3832.03%0.38%
Ransang9.95%4,9834,16819.55%3.46%
Taburi10.65%5,3373,21066.26%10.16%
Rizal Total50,09642,75917.16%3.06%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Rizal for the fiscal year of 2016 was 239,797,081.51.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009134,561,491.49
2010138,534,747.922.95%
2011151,675,867.119.49%
2012144,706,488.93-4.59%
2013167,230,669.1915.57%
2014189,915,861.7913.57%
2015216,118,040.3813.80%
2016239,797,081.5110.96%

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 Rizal is 5 to 9, with 6,821 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 266 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,244
1 to 45,633
5 to 96,821
10 to 146,041
15 to 195,010
20 to 244,447
25 to 293,913
30 to 343,409
35 to 392,935
40 to 442,519
45 to 492,080
50 to 541,843
55 to 591,406
60 to 641,045
65 to 69705
70 to 74490
75 to 79289
80 and over266
Total50,096

Historical population

The population of Rizal grew from 16,819 in 1990 to 50,096 in 2015, an increase of 33,277 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.06%, or an increase of 7,337 people, from the previous population of 42,759 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,819
21,8765.05%
31,7458.31%
35,4871.55%
42,7597.02%
50,0963.06%

Location

The municipal center of Rizal is situated at approximately 9° 2' North, 117° 38' East, in the island of Palawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.4 meters or 24.4 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 Rizal are Puerto Princesa, Sipalay, Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Lamitan, and Bayawan. The nearest municipalities are Brooke's Point, Sofronio Española, Bataraza, Quezon, Narra, and Aborlan. Its distance from the national capital is 714.57 kilometers (444.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 714.57 kilometers (444.01 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N30°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 50,096, ranked 481 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 485.13 square kilometers, ranked 11 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 40 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,500 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.06%, ranked 641 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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