Batac, Province of Ilocos Norte

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Norte
Barangay count43
Postal code2906
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)161.06 km2 (62.19 sq mi)
Population (2015)55,201
Density (2015)343 / km2 (888 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 3' North, 120° 34' East (18.0566, 120.5639)
Estimated elevation above sea level27.0 meters (88.6 feet)

Batac is a landlocked component city in the coastal province of Ilocos Norte.

The city has a land area of 161.06 square kilometers or 62.19 square miles which constitutes 4.64% of Ilocos Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 55,201. This represented 9.31% of the total population of Ilocos Norte province, or 1.10% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 343 inhabitants per square kilometer or 888 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Batac 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)
Ablan Poblacion1.17%647746-13.27%-2.67%
Acosta Poblacion2.18%1,2051,1593.97%0.74%
Aglipay2.56%1,4121,25312.69%2.30%
Baay5.57%3,0753,141-2.10%-0.40%
Baligat3.45%1,9071,8503.08%0.58%
Baoa East1.37%7561,442-47.57%-11.57%
Baoa West2.21%1,2181,1862.70%0.51%
Barani1.19%6591,184-44.34%-10.56%
Ben‑agan1.19%6596412.81%0.53%
Bil‑loca5.19%2,8662,7434.48%0.84%
Biningan0.81%4454391.37%0.26%
Bungon2.75%1,5201,4008.57%1.58%
Callaguip1.63%9008268.96%1.65%
Camandingan2.72%1,4991,4513.31%0.62%
Camguidan0.97%5355085.31%0.99%
Cangrunaan1.74%9619550.63%0.12%
Capacuan1.36%7536899.29%1.71%
Caunayan2.13%1,1751,1621.12%0.21%
Colo2.46%1,3601,2974.86%0.91%
Dariwdiw3.41%1,8831,8631.07%0.20%
Lacub0.91%5024785.02%0.94%
Mabaleng2.10%1,1581,1015.18%0.97%
Magnuang3.89%2,1451,77420.91%3.68%
Maipalig1.03%5665591.25%0.24%
Nagbacalan2.01%1,1091,0931.46%0.28%
Naguirangan2.31%1,2761,1837.86%1.45%
Palongpong3.13%1,7291,6723.41%0.64%
Palpalicong1.50%82773212.98%2.35%
Parangopong2.34%1,2921,2820.78%0.15%
Payao2.51%1,3841,3651.39%0.26%
Pimentel2.23%1,2321,1655.75%1.07%
Quiling Norte2.41%1,3301,18811.95%2.17%
Quiling Sur5.14%2,8382,31322.70%3.97%
Quiom1.76%9708988.02%1.48%
Rayuray1.80%9959554.19%0.78%
Ricarte Poblacion1.48%8187933.15%0.59%
San Julian0.98%543547-0.73%-0.14%
San Mateo2.01%1,1111,0892.02%0.38%
San Pedro1.88%1,03892112.70%2.30%
Suabit2.22%1,2281,1744.60%0.86%
Sumader2.44%1,3491,20112.32%2.24%
Tabug6.12%3,3813,2613.68%0.69%
Valdez Poblacion1.71%9458639.50%1.74%
Batac Total55,20153,5423.10%0.58%

Economy

The annual regular revenue of Batac for the fiscal year of 2016 was 578,725,718.13.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009174,607,100.64
2010180,895,098.943.60%
2011168,638,025.82-6.78%
2012330,915,800.7496.23%
2013332,007,978.880.33%
2014336,437,460.581.33%
2015391,732,798.9816.44%
2016578,725,718.1347.73%

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 Batac is 15 to 19, with 4,827 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 925 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1947
1 to 43,931
5 to 94,740
10 to 144,747
15 to 194,827
20 to 244,688
25 to 294,304
30 to 344,087
35 to 393,784
40 to 443,456
45 to 493,400
50 to 543,066
55 to 592,600
60 to 642,001
65 to 691,512
70 to 741,131
75 to 79925
80 and over1,055
Total55,201

Historical population

The population of Batac grew from 27,139 in 1960 to 55,201 in 2015, an increase of 28,062 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.58%, or an increase of 1,659 people, from the previous population of 53,542 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,139
33,1141.97%
35,2301.25%
37,5791.30%
43,0921.38%
45,5341.04%
47,6820.99%
50,6750.84%
53,5422.02%
55,2010.58%

Location

The city center of Batac is situated at approximately 18° 3' North, 120° 34' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 27.0 meters or 88.6 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 Batac are Laoag, Vigan, Candon, Tabuk, Tuguegarao, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Paoay, Currimao, Pinili, Marcos, Banna, and San Nicolas. Its distance from the national capital is 386.12 kilometers (239.93 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 386.12 kilometers (239.93 miles) to the South (S7°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 55,201, ranked 448 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.19 square kilometers, ranked 694 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 343 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 573 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.58%, ranked 1,131 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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