Bacarra, Province of Ilocos Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Norte
Barangay count43
Postal code2916
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)65.32 km2 (25.22 sq mi)
Population (2015)32,215
Density (2015)493 / km2 (1,277 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 15' North, 120° 37' East (18.2528, 120.6118)
Estimated elevation above sea level18.8 meters (61.7 feet)

Bacarra is a coastal municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 65.32 square kilometers or 25.22 square miles which constitutes 1.88% of Ilocos Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 32,215. This represented 5.43% of the total population of Ilocos Norte province, or 0.64% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 493 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,277 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bacarra has 43 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)
Bani2.65%853948-10.02%-1.99%
Buyon4.95%1,5961,5244.72%0.88%
Cabaruan4.39%1,4131,437-1.67%-0.32%
Cabulalaan2.28%733748-2.01%-0.38%
Cabusligan3.22%1,0381,0360.19%0.04%
Cadaratan3.70%1,1921,1563.11%0.59%
Calioet‑Libong2.55%8237539.30%1.71%
Casilian3.08%99290110.10%1.85%
Corocor2.53%8147419.85%1.81%
Duripes3.14%1,0109892.12%0.40%
Ganagan2.17%699734-4.77%-0.93%
Libtong4.93%1,5871,5472.59%0.49%
Macupit1.94%625635-1.57%-0.30%
Nambaran3.05%9829651.76%0.33%
Natba1.65%5305015.79%1.08%
Paninaan1.37%4404019.73%1.78%
Pasiocan3.61%1,1621,1620.00%0.00%
Pasngal2.36%76068510.95%2.00%
Pipias3.26%1,0499836.71%1.24%
Pulangi3.36%1,0821,0760.56%0.11%
Pungto1.77%5715513.63%0.68%
San Agustin I1.69%54647514.95%2.69%
San Agustin II0.85%2742701.48%0.28%
San Andres I2.43%7827307.12%1.32%
San Andres II2.15%694817-15.06%-3.06%
San Gabriel I0.84%2692545.91%1.10%
San Gabriel II1.21%390426-8.45%-1.67%
San Pedro I1.20%3853791.58%0.30%
San Pedro II1.85%59740348.14%7.77%
San Roque I1.63%5244965.65%1.05%
San Roque II1.09%352392-10.20%-2.03%
San Simon I1.94%6266260.00%0.00%
San Simon II1.03%333384-13.28%-2.68%
San Vicente2.01%6496214.51%0.84%
Sangil3.20%1,0319854.67%0.87%
Santa Filomena I0.82%264306-13.73%-2.77%
Santa Filomena II1.06%3423264.91%0.92%
Santa Rita3.43%1,1041,0990.45%0.09%
Santo Cristo I1.27%409436-6.19%-1.21%
Santo Cristo II1.30%420458-8.30%-1.64%
Tambidao2.41%7757621.71%0.32%
Teppang2.00%643707-9.05%-1.79%
Tubburan2.65%8558233.89%0.73%
Bacarra Total32,21531,6481.79%0.34%

Economy

The annual regular revenue of Bacarra for the fiscal year of 2016 was 98,222,753.87.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200959,277,588.26
201079,954,903.0034.88%
201173,105,445.97-8.57%
201266,218,247.81-9.42%
201389,190,111.2034.69%
201482,902,025.88-7.05%
2015104,044,008.2225.50%
201698,222,753.87-5.59%

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 Bacarra is 5 to 9, with 2,802 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 476 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1539
1 to 42,193
5 to 92,802
10 to 142,754
15 to 192,779
20 to 242,790
25 to 292,726
30 to 342,648
35 to 392,273
40 to 442,059
45 to 491,992
50 to 541,684
55 to 591,333
60 to 641,048
65 to 69779
70 to 74718
75 to 79476
80 and over622
Total32,215

Historical population

The population of Bacarra grew from 18,570 in 1960 to 32,215 in 2015, an increase of 13,645 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.34%, or an increase of 567 people, from the previous population of 31,648 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,570
20,7361.09%
22,1181.30%
23,3711.11%
26,9401.43%
27,8270.61%
29,6681.38%
31,4850.82%
31,6480.19%
32,2150.34%

Location

The municipal center of Bacarra is situated at approximately 18° 15' North, 120° 37' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 18.8 meters or 61.7 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 Bacarra are Laoag, Batac, Vigan, Candon, Tabuk, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are Vintar, San Nicolas, Pasuquin, Sarrat, Piddig, and Dingras. Its distance from the national capital is 407.17 kilometers (253.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 407.17 kilometers (253.01 miles) to the South (S6°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 32,215, ranked 855 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 25.22 square kilometers, ranked 1,260 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 493 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 377 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.34%, ranked 1,516 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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