Dingras, Province of Ilocos Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Norte
Barangay count31
Postal code2913
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)96.00 km2 (37.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)38,562
Density (2015)402 / km2 (1,040 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 6' North, 120° 42' East (18.1024, 120.7014)
Estimated elevation above sea level28.4 meters (93.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 96.00 square kilometers or 37.07 square miles which constitutes 2.77% of Ilocos Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 38,562. This represented 6.50% of the total population of Ilocos Norte province, or 0.77% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 402 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,040 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dingras has 31 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)
Albano2.13%8237716.74%1.25%
Bacsil2.17%8377935.55%1.03%
Bagut2.52%9721,051-7.52%-1.48%
Baresbes5.18%1,9981,9074.77%0.89%
Barong6.16%2,3742,2575.18%0.97%
Bungcag1.40%538543-0.92%-0.18%
Cali3.42%1,3191,2703.86%0.72%
Capasan1.81%6976723.72%0.70%
Dancel1.48%570572-0.35%-0.07%
Elizabeth2.59%9999930.60%0.11%
Espiritu2.53%9759354.28%0.80%
Foz2.27%8748453.43%0.64%
Guerrero3.87%1,4921,3609.71%1.78%
Lanas2.35%905963-6.02%-1.18%
Lumbad2.65%1,0239497.80%1.44%
Madamba5.14%1,9841,9571.38%0.26%
Mandaloque1.72%6646492.31%0.44%
Medina3.35%1,2901,2076.88%1.27%
Parado3.95%1,5241,4465.39%1.01%
Peralta3.45%1,3311,3071.84%0.35%
Puruganan2.28%8808286.28%1.17%
Root2.15%8287806.15%1.14%
Sagpatan2.13%8227805.38%1.00%
Saludares3.81%1,4691,3369.96%1.82%
San Esteban2.15%8287825.88%1.09%
San Francisco5.59%2,1542,0017.65%1.41%
San Marcelino9.62%3,7103,5045.88%1.09%
San Marcos1.68%649672-3.42%-0.66%
Sulquiano3.78%1,4581,3894.97%0.93%
Suyo3.63%1,4001,3612.87%0.54%
Ver3.05%1,1751,1412.98%0.56%
Dingras Total38,56237,0214.16%0.78%

Economy

The annual regular revenue of Dingras for the fiscal year of 2016 was 162,065,252.93.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200961,430,753.83
201079,870,437.7830.02%
201184,674,607.036.01%
201276,804,412.30-9.29%
201383,411,699.678.60%
201486,633,327.373.86%
201598,178,228.5913.33%
2016162,065,252.9365.07%

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 Dingras is 5 to 9, with 3,805 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 560 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1751
1 to 43,177
5 to 93,805
10 to 143,623
15 to 193,256
20 to 243,156
25 to 293,085
30 to 342,985
35 to 392,532
40 to 442,336
45 to 492,111
50 to 541,825
55 to 591,672
60 to 641,257
65 to 691,042
70 to 74708
75 to 79560
80 and over681
Total38,562

Historical population

The population of Dingras grew from 28,308 in 1960 to 38,562 in 2015, an increase of 10,254 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.78%, or an increase of 1,541 people, from the previous population of 37,021 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
28,308
22,751-2.12%
25,5302.34%
26,5110.76%
30,5191.42%
31,4850.59%
33,3101.22%
35,7931.00%
37,0211.24%
38,5620.78%

Location

The municipal center of Dingras is situated at approximately 18° 6' North, 120° 42' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 28.4 meters or 93.2 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 Dingras are Laoag, Batac, Vigan, Candon, Tabuk, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are Piddig, Marcos, Solsona, Sarrat, Carasi, and San Nicolas. Its distance from the national capital is 389.76 kilometers (242.19 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 389.76 kilometers (242.19 miles) to the South (S4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 38,562, ranked 706 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.07 square kilometers, ranked 1,047 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 402 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 485 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.78%, ranked 764 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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