Ilocos Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Ilocos Norte
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
Cities2
Municipalities21
Barangays557
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Area (2007)3,467.89 km2 (1,338.96 sq mi)
Population (2015)593,081
Density (2015)171 / km2 (443 / sq mi)

Ilocos Norte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Ilocos Region occupying the northwestern section of Luzon. Its capital is the City of Laoag.

The province has a land area of 3,467.89 square kilometers or 1,338.96 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 593,081. This represented 11.80% of the total population of the Ilocos Region, 1.03% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.59% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 171 inhabitants per square kilometer or 443 inhabitants per square mile.

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Ilocos Norte is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Cagayan, Apayao, Abra, Ilocos Sur, and the South China Sea.

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Local government units

Ilocos Norte has 21 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 557.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Adamsmunicipality1,7921,7850.07%159.31111
Bacarramunicipality32,21531,6480.34%65.3249343
Badocmunicipality31,61630,7080.56%76.6841231
Banguimunicipality14,67215,025-0.45%112.9813014
Bannamunicipality19,43819,0510.38%92.7321020
Bataccity (CC)55,20153,5420.58%161.0634343
Burgosmunicipality9,7779,6870.18%128.907611
Carasimunicipality1,5671,4731.18%82.97193
Currimaomunicipality12,18411,9700.34%34.0835823
Dingrasmunicipality38,56237,0210.78%96.0040231
Dumalnegmunicipality2,9471,8149.68%88.48332
Laoagcity (CC), capital111,125104,9041.10%116.0895780
Marcosmunicipality17,77716,9840.87%72.7724413
Nueva Eramunicipality9,5067,8373.74%515.021811
Pagudpudmunicipality23,77021,8771.59%194.9012216
Paoaymunicipality24,86623,9560.71%76.2432631
Pasuquinmunicipality28,98027,9520.69%210.5413833
Piddigmunicipality21,49720,6060.81%216.209923
Pinilimunicipality17,30016,7320.64%89.4819325
San Nicolasmunicipality36,73634,2371.35%40.1891424
Sarratmunicipality25,21224,7700.34%57.3943924
Solsonamunicipality24,12122,9900.92%166.2314522
Vintarmunicipality32,22031,4480.46%614.355233
Ilocos Norte Total593,081568,0170.83%3,467.89171557

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Ilocos Norte for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,641,615,383.15.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009661,581,159.00
2010992,110,992.7849.96%
2011981,683,353.43-1.05%
20121,028,847,883.244.80%
2013976,591,979.24-5.08%
2014893,949,125.26-8.46%
20151,091,789,542.8122.13%
20161,641,615,383.1550.36%

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 Ilocos Norte is 5 to 9, with 54,897 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 9,130 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 110,669
1 to 443,433
5 to 954,897
10 to 1453,957
15 to 1952,040
20 to 2450,270
25 to 2947,384
30 to 3445,650
35 to 3941,315
40 to 4436,555
45 to 4934,812
50 to 5429,772
55 to 5925,319
60 to 6420,228
65 to 6915,269
70 to 7411,648
75 to 799,130
80 and over10,733
Total593,081

Historical population

The population of Ilocos Norte grew from 287,333 in 1960 to 593,081 in 2015, an increase of 305,748 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.83%, or an increase of 25,064 people, from the previous population of 568,017 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
178,995
219,1291.29%
237,5860.41%
251,4550.58%
287,3331.18%
343,4271.76%
371,7241.60%
390,6661.00%
461,6611.68%
482,6510.84%
514,2411.37%
547,2840.86%
568,0171.36%
593,0810.83%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Ilocos Norte as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Manila North Road

Secondary Roads

  • Laoag-Airport Road
  • Gaang Wharf Road

Tertiary Roads

  • A. Castro Avenue
  • Ablan Avenue
  • Batac-Espiritu (Banna) Road
  • Batac-Paoay Road
  • Batac-Pinili via Maipalig Road
  • Bonifacio Road
  • Calipulapu Road
  • Cape Bojeador Road
  • Dingras-Marcos Old Road
  • Ilocos Norte-Abra Road
  • Ilocos Norte-Apayao Road
  • Laoag Airport/Laoag-Balacad Channelization
  • Laoag Cadre Road
  • Laoag-Balaccad Road
  • Laoag-Sarrat-Piddig-Solsona Road
  • MNR Junction-Baay-Suba Road
  • MNR/Ilocos Norte-Apayao Channelization Road
  • Pasuquin-Radar Airstation Road
  • Pias-Currimao-Balaccad Road
  • Pinili-Banna (Espiritu) Road
  • Pinili-Nueva Era Road
  • Sarrat Link Road
  • Tomas Passion Street
  • Tres Martirez de la Patria

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 593,081, ranked 48 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,338.96 square kilometers, ranked 39 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 171 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 47 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.83%, ranked 74 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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