Carasi, Province of Ilocos Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Norte
Barangay count3
Postal code2911
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)82.97 km2 (32.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,567
Density (2015)19 / km2 (49 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 8' North, 120° 49' East (18.1407, 120.8215)
Estimated elevation above sea level128.2 meters (420.4 feet)

Carasi is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Ilocos Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 82.97 square kilometers or 32.03 square miles which constitutes 2.39% of Ilocos Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,567. This represented 0.26% of the total population of Ilocos Norte province, or 0.03% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 19 inhabitants per square kilometer or 49 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Carasi has 3 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)
Angset10.91%1711606.88%1.27%
Barbaqueso49.97%7837326.97%1.29%
Virbira39.12%6135815.51%1.03%
Carasi Total1,5671,4736.38%1.18%

Economy

The annual regular revenue of Carasi for the fiscal year of 2016 was 49,570,744.26.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200922,497,118.27
201028,050,254.0324.68%
201129,054,574.093.58%
201227,356,204.73-5.85%
201326,797,395.75-2.04%
201430,335,678.1213.20%
201541,173,997.1035.73%
201649,570,744.2620.39%

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 Carasi is 20 to 24, with 176 individuals. Conversely, the age groups with the lowest population are in the ranges 65 to 69, and 75 to 79, with 21 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 142
1 to 4123
5 to 9137
10 to 14114
15 to 19143
20 to 24176
25 to 29157
30 to 34130
35 to 39103
40 to 4485
45 to 4987
50 to 5470
55 to 5955
60 to 6448
65 to 6921
70 to 7425
75 to 7921
80 and over30
Total1,567

Historical population

The population of Carasi grew from 222 in 1960 to 1,567 in 2015, an increase of 1,345 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.18%, or an increase of 94 people, from the previous population of 1,473 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
222
3404.26%
3741.93%
4212.39%
6324.15%
7503.26%
1,1549.68%
1,4353.05%
1,4730.96%
1,5671.18%

Location

The municipal center of Carasi is situated at approximately 18° 8' North, 120° 49' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 128.2 meters or 420.4 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 Carasi are Laoag, Batac, Vigan, Tabuk, Candon, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are Solsona, Piddig, Dingras, Marcos, Sarrat, and Vintar. Its distance from the national capital is 393.23 kilometers (244.34 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 393.23 kilometers (244.34 miles) to the South (S2°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,567, ranked 1,611 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 32.03 square kilometers, ranked 1,138 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 19 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,589 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.18%, ranked 792 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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