Looc, Province of Romblon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceRomblon
Barangay count12
Postal code5507
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTablas Strait
Philippine major island(s)Tablas
Area (2007)132.82 km2 (51.28 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,262
Density (2015)168 / km2 (434 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 16' North, 121° 60' East (12.2601, 121.9938)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.7 meters (21.9 feet)

Looc is a coastal municipality in the island province of Romblon.

The municipality has a land area of 132.82 square kilometers or 51.28 square miles which constitutes 8.66% of Romblon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,262. This represented 7.60% of the total population of Romblon province, or 0.75% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 168 inhabitants per square kilometer or 434 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Looc 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)
Agojo7.87%1,7531,7370.92%0.17%
Balatucan4.89%1,0881,0642.26%0.43%
Buenavista6.33%1,4091,3951.00%0.19%
Camandao9.02%2,0071,71517.03%3.04%
Guinhayaan6.89%1,5341,5260.52%0.10%
Limon Norte8.89%1,9801,8715.83%1.08%
Limon Sur11.09%2,4682,4401.15%0.22%
Manhac6.15%1,3681,3094.51%0.84%
Pili4.82%1,0721,132-5.30%-1.03%
Poblacion15.14%3,3703,504-3.82%-0.74%
Punta13.45%2,9952,9651.01%0.19%
Tuguis5.47%1,2181,1832.96%0.56%
Looc Total22,26221,8411.93%0.36%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Looc for the fiscal year of 2016 was 72,834,702.97.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009
201051,093,758.27
201152,014,915.131.80%
201251,790,864.78-0.43%
201357,004,727.8810.07%
201463,732,533.3411.80%
201572,220,255.7713.32%
201672,834,702.970.85%

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 Looc is 10 to 14, with 2,638 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 311 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1395
1 to 41,864
5 to 92,560
10 to 142,638
15 to 192,292
20 to 241,620
25 to 291,514
30 to 341,306
35 to 391,285
40 to 441,214
45 to 491,172
50 to 541,101
55 to 59911
60 to 64743
65 to 69561
70 to 74460
75 to 79315
80 and over311
Total22,262

Historical population

The population of Looc grew from 17,427 in 1960 to 22,262 in 2015, an increase of 4,835 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.36%, or an increase of 421 people, from the previous population of 21,841 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,427
12,813-2.96%
14,8643.02%
15,3410.63%
19,2852.31%
19,196-0.09%
19,8980.77%
20,7870.60%
21,8411.82%
22,2620.36%

Location

The municipal center of Looc is situated at approximately 12° 16' North, 121° 60' East, in the island of Tablas. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.7 meters or 21.9 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 Looc are Roxas City, Passi, Calapan, Masbate City, Iloilo City, and Lucena. The nearest municipalities are Alcantara, Ferrol, Santa Fe, Odiongan, Santa Maria, and San Jose. Its distance from the national capital is 280.24 kilometers (174.13 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Roxas City, Capiz, 110.85 kilometers (68.88 miles) to the Southeast (S48°E)
  • Passi, Iloilo, 145.43 kilometers (90.37 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S29°E)
  • Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, 154.74 kilometers (96.15 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 177.35 kilometers (110.20 miles) to the East (N86°E)
  • Iloilo City, 183.38 kilometers (113.95 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)
  • Lucena, 189.86 kilometers (117.97 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)

Distance from Manila: 280.24 kilometers (174.13 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,262, ranked 1,136 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 51.28 square kilometers, ranked 775 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 168 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,037 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.36%, ranked 361 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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