Paoay, Province of Ilocos Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Norte
Barangay count31
Postal code2902
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)76.24 km2 (29.44 sq mi)
Population (2015)24,866
Density (2015)326 / km2 (845 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 4' North, 120° 31' East (18.0617, 120.5195)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.8 meters (42.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 76.24 square kilometers or 29.44 square miles which constitutes 2.20% of Ilocos Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 24,866. This represented 4.19% of the total population of Ilocos Norte province, or 0.49% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 326 inhabitants per square kilometer or 845 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Paoay 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)
Bacsil2.67%6656207.26%1.34%
Cabagoan2.20%54741930.55%5.21%
Cabangaran1.64%407410-0.73%-0.14%
Callaguip7.92%1,9701,9600.51%0.10%
Cayubog2.04%50843616.51%2.95%
Dolores2.07%51446510.54%1.93%
Laoa1.38%3443352.69%0.51%
Masintoc2.54%631633-0.32%-0.06%
Monte2.79%69361712.32%2.24%
Mumulaan3.09%768770-0.26%-0.05%
Nagbacalan12.10%3,0082,7389.86%1.81%
Nalasin5.17%1,2861,2403.71%0.70%
Nanguyudan2.69%669687-2.62%-0.50%
Oaig‑Upay‑Abulao2.58%64155315.91%2.85%
Pambaran0.95%237293-19.11%-3.96%
Pannaratan0.95%2362216.79%1.26%
Paratong4.50%1,1181,0793.61%0.68%
Pasil4.15%1,0319716.18%1.15%
Salbang2.77%6896781.62%0.31%
San Agustin4.05%1,0089941.41%0.27%
San Blas1.00%2492442.05%0.39%
San Juan1.07%267279-4.30%-0.83%
San Pedro2.60%647728-11.13%-2.22%
San Roque4.81%1,1951,04714.14%2.55%
Sangladan Poblacion1.72%427459-6.97%-1.37%
Santa Rita2.84%706718-1.67%-0.32%
Sideg1.85%4594189.81%1.80%
Suba6.35%1,5791,5730.38%0.07%
Sungadan5.26%1,3091,2961.00%0.19%
Surgui3.19%7947880.76%0.14%
Veronica1.06%264287-8.01%-1.58%
Paoay Total24,86623,9563.80%0.71%

Economy

The annual regular revenue of Paoay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 84,744,705.95.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200948,522,534.83
201059,297,955.9422.21%
201168,065,949.1914.79%
201268,640,250.450.84%
201384,225,402.5722.71%
201469,112,396.33-17.94%
201586,333,623.7724.92%
201684,744,705.95-1.84%

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 Paoay is 5 to 9, with 2,249 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 410 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1413
1 to 41,814
5 to 92,249
10 to 142,154
15 to 191,968
20 to 241,892
25 to 291,876
30 to 341,989
35 to 391,822
40 to 441,545
45 to 491,464
50 to 541,279
55 to 591,162
60 to 64992
65 to 69712
70 to 74552
75 to 79410
80 and over573
Total24,866

Historical population

The population of Paoay grew from 13,189 in 1960 to 24,866 in 2015, an increase of 11,677 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.71%, or an increase of 910 people, from the previous population of 23,956 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,189
15,2181.41%
15,9941.00%
17,0161.25%
20,6801.97%
21,2530.51%
21,7450.49%
23,1170.85%
23,9561.31%
24,8660.71%

Location

The municipal center of Paoay is situated at approximately 18° 4' North, 120° 31' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.8 meters or 42.1 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 Paoay are Batac, Laoag, Vigan, Candon, Tabuk, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are Currimao, Pinili, San Nicolas, Badoc, Banna, and Marcos. Its distance from the national capital is 387.26 kilometers (240.63 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 387.26 kilometers (240.63 miles) to the South (S7°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 24,866, ranked 1,083 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 29.44 square kilometers, ranked 1,181 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 326 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 597 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.71%, ranked 1,532 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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