Puerto Princesa

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count66
Postal code5300
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, South China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Palawan
Area (2007)2,381.02 km2 (919.32 sq mi)
Population (2015)255,116
Density (2015)107 / km2 (278 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 44' North, 118° 44' East (9.7400, 118.7400)
Estimated elevation above sea level22.9 meters (75.0 feet)

Puerto Princesa is a coastal highly urbanized city in the MIMAROPA region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Puerto Princesa is commonly grouped with the island province of Palawan. The highly urbanized city also serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 2,381.02 square kilometers or 919.32 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 255,116. This represented 8.61% of the total population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 107 inhabitants per square kilometer or 278 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Puerto Princesa has 66 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)
Babuyan0.97%2,4722,3047.29%1.35%
Bacungan1.79%4,5553,87517.55%3.13%
Bagong Bayan0.32%82774311.31%2.06%
Bagong Pag‑asa0.29%75066313.12%2.38%
Bagong Sikat2.94%7,4976,9947.19%1.33%
Bagong Silang2.08%5,2964,12128.51%4.89%
Bahile0.92%2,3392,3041.52%0.29%
Bancao‑bancao5.34%13,61210,94824.33%4.23%
Barangay ng mga Mangingisda2.10%5,3504,31723.93%4.17%
Binduyan0.51%1,2931,2077.13%1.32%
Buenavista0.48%1,2121,1782.89%0.54%
Cabayugan1.32%3,3682,87117.31%3.09%
Concepcion0.56%1,4181,3366.14%1.14%
Inagawan0.64%1,6231,5196.85%1.27%
Inagawan Sub‑Colony1.59%4,0523,62111.90%2.16%
Irawan2.41%6,1424,65232.03%5.43%
Iwahig1.77%4,5273,81418.69%3.32%
Kalipay0.28%72564612.23%2.22%
Kamuning0.78%1,9781,73414.07%2.54%
Langogan0.81%2,0671,9506.00%1.12%
Liwanag0.47%1,2021,204-0.17%-0.03%
Lucbuan0.55%1,4011,406-0.36%-0.07%
Luzviminda1.36%3,4733,3065.05%0.94%
Mabuhay0.08%2061,238-83.36%-28.93%
Macarascas0.63%1,6091,4729.31%1.71%
Magkakaibigan0.15%37529626.69%4.61%
Maligaya0.12%31122140.72%6.72%
Manalo0.84%2,1431,9708.78%1.62%
Mandaragat3.61%9,2108,9472.94%0.55%
Manggahan0.25%6441,178-45.33%-10.86%
Maningning0.31%791804-1.62%-0.31%
Maoyon0.50%1,2811,1818.47%1.56%
Marufinas0.24%609660-7.73%-1.52%
Maruyogon0.57%1,4501,485-2.36%-0.45%
Masigla0.24%6095559.73%1.78%
Masikap0.38%9589055.86%1.09%
Masipag0.77%1,9711,9501.08%0.20%
Matahimik0.48%1,2282,347-47.68%-11.60%
Matiyaga0.16%413591-30.12%-6.60%
Maunlad1.51%3,8654,027-4.02%-0.78%
Milagrosa1.22%3,1002,8708.01%1.48%
Model0.13%327373-12.33%-2.47%
Montible0.14%362559-35.24%-7.94%
Napsan0.70%1,7972,370-24.18%-5.13%
New Panggangan0.25%6295798.64%1.59%
Pagkakaisa0.44%1,1311,936-41.58%-9.73%
Princesa0.40%1,0151,034-1.84%-0.35%
Salvacion0.47%1,1971,1841.10%0.21%
San Jose6.87%17,52112,66538.34%6.37%
San Manuel4.90%12,51010,09823.89%4.16%
San Miguel7.70%19,64918,3047.35%1.36%
San Pedro8.66%22,08920,4518.01%1.48%
San Rafael0.72%1,8361,38832.28%5.47%
Santa Cruz0.33%8407679.52%1.75%
Santa Lourdes2.03%5,1715,0392.62%0.49%
Santa Lucia0.06%147210-30.00%-6.57%
Santa Monica7.88%20,09413,74946.15%7.49%
Seaside0.12%312314-0.64%-0.12%
Sicsican6.22%15,86110,45951.65%8.25%
Simpocan0.50%1,2721,07718.11%3.22%
Tagabinit0.46%1,1701,0669.76%1.79%
Tagburos2.76%7,0455,14137.04%6.18%
Tagumpay0.18%465702-33.76%-7.54%
Tanabag0.27%70055326.58%4.59%
Tanglaw0.68%1,7392,075-16.19%-3.31%
Tiniguiban4.82%12,28511,1709.98%1.83%
Puerto Princesa Total255,116222,67314.57%2.62%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Puerto Princesa for the fiscal year of 2016 was 2,379,982,208.42.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20091,786,327,705.35
20101,684,926,363.85-5.68%
20111,865,859,009.3710.74%
20121,602,728,969.66-14.10%
20131,700,695,065.576.11%
20141,884,138,808.0610.79%
20152,147,148,424.1913.96%
20162,379,982,208.4210.84%

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 Puerto Princesa is 15 to 19, with 30,655 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,344 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 15,296
1 to 420,431
5 to 925,813
10 to 1424,922
15 to 1930,655
20 to 2427,912
25 to 2922,211
30 to 3419,279
35 to 3917,218
40 to 4414,303
45 to 4912,676
50 to 5410,768
55 to 598,490
60 to 646,188
65 to 693,881
70 to 742,128
75 to 791,601
80 and over1,344
Total255,116

Historical population

The population of Puerto Princesa grew from 23,125 in 1960 to 255,116 in 2015, an increase of 231,991 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.62%, or an increase of 32,443 people, from the previous population of 222,673 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
23,125
37,7744.92%
45,7093.90%
60,2345.67%
92,1474.34%
129,5776.59%
161,9124.89%
210,5083.69%
222,6732.07%
255,1162.62%

Location

The city center of Puerto Princesa is situated at approximately 9° 44' North, 118° 44' East, in the island of Palawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 22.9 meters or 75.0 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 Puerto Princesa are Sipalay, Iloilo City, Bayawan, Kabankalan, Passi, and Himamaylan. The nearest municipalities are Aborlan, Narra, Roxas, Quezon, San Vicente, and Sofronio Española. Its distance from the national capital is 589.34 kilometers (366.20 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 589.34 kilometers (366.20 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N24°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 255,116, ranked 50 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 919.32 square kilometers, ranked 2 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 107 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 981 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.62%, ranked 1,021 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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