Caloocan

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupLuzon
RegionNational Capital Region (NCR)
Barangay count188
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)55.80 km2 (21.54 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,583,978
Density (2015)28,387 / km2 (73,537 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 39' North, 120° 59' East (14.6571, 120.9841)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.3 meters (76.5 feet)

Caloocan is a landlocked highly urbanized city in the National Capital Region.

The city has a land area of 55.80 square kilometers or 21.54 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,583,978. This represented 12.30% of the total population of the National Capital Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 28,387 inhabitants per square kilometer or 73,537 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Caloocan has 188 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)
Caloocan Total1,583,9781,489,0406.38%1.18%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Caloocan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 4,384,495,437.50.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20092,836,608,601.69
20102,912,172,094.132.66%
20113,212,000,749.7510.30%
20122,978,842,119.87-7.26%
20133,180,103,117.696.76%
20143,543,219,980.6411.42%
20153,969,596,046.3712.03%
20164,384,495,437.5010.45%

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 Caloocan is 20 to 24, with 162,285 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 7,356 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 130,619
1 to 4123,913
5 to 9155,981
10 to 14150,152
15 to 19159,638
20 to 24162,285
25 to 29146,001
30 to 34128,385
35 to 39115,822
40 to 4496,892
45 to 4986,700
50 to 5472,572
55 to 5957,362
60 to 6441,109
65 to 6925,806
70 to 7414,068
75 to 799,317
80 and over7,356
Total1,583,978

Historical population

The population of Caloocan grew from 145,523 in 1960 to 1,583,978 in 2015, an increase of 1,438,455 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.18%, or an increase of 94,938 people, from the previous population of 1,489,040 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
145,523
274,4536.40%
397,2017.70%
467,8163.33%
763,4155.02%
1,023,1595.64%
1,177,6043.06%
1,381,6102.23%
1,489,0402.76%
1,583,9781.18%

Location

The city center of Caloocan is situated at approximately 14° 39' North, 120° 59' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.3 meters or 76.5 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 Caloocan are Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Quezon City, Manila, and San Juan. The nearest municipalities are Obando, Marilao, San Mateo, Pateros, Cainta, and Bocaue. Its distance from the national capital is 7.37 kilometers (4.58 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Obando, Bulacan, 8.09 kilometers (5.03 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)
  • Marilao, Bulacan, 11.75 kilometers (7.30 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)
  • San Mateo, Rizal, 15.00 kilometers (9.32 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N74°E)
  • Pateros, 15.45 kilometers (9.60 miles) to the Southeast (S34°E)
  • Cainta, Rizal, 16.51 kilometers (10.26 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S59°E)
  • Bocaue, Bulacan, 16.95 kilometers (10.53 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)

Nearest cities

  • Malabon, 3.51 kilometers (2.18 miles) to the Northwest (N55°W)
  • Navotas, 3.91 kilometers (2.43 miles) to the West (S90°W)
  • Valenzuela, 6.93 kilometers (4.31 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)
  • Quezon City, 6.98 kilometers (4.34 miles) to the East (S84°E)
  • Manila, 7.37 kilometers (4.58 miles) to the South (S3°W)
  • San Juan, 7.61 kilometers (4.73 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)

Distance from Manila: 7.37 kilometers (4.58 miles) to the South (S3°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,583,978, ranked 4 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 21.54 square kilometers, ranked 1,305 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 28,387 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 3 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.18%, ranked 1,561 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
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