Solsona, Province of Ilocos Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Norte
Barangay count22
Postal code2910
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)166.23 km2 (64.18 sq mi)
Population (2015)24,121
Density (2015)145 / km2 (376 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 6' North, 120° 46' East (18.0953, 120.7732)
Estimated elevation above sea level52.9 meters (173.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 166.23 square kilometers or 64.18 square miles which constitutes 4.79% of Ilocos Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 24,121. This represented 4.07% of the total population of Ilocos Norte province, or 0.48% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 145 inhabitants per square kilometer or 376 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Solsona has 22 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)
Aguitap3.66%8828414.88%0.91%
Bagbag2.64%6376173.24%0.61%
Bagbago4.81%1,1601,1054.98%0.93%
Barcelona5.52%1,3311,2813.90%0.73%
Bubuos3.36%8117754.65%0.87%
Capurictan4.72%1,1381,0656.85%1.27%
Catangraran5.78%1,3951,2709.84%1.80%
Darasdas6.11%1,4741,4193.88%0.73%
Juan9.85%2,3762,3252.19%0.41%
Laureta5.96%1,4381,3288.28%1.53%
Lipay1.42%343365-6.03%-1.18%
Maananteng5.29%1,2771,1818.13%1.50%
Manalpac8.68%2,0931,9497.39%1.37%
Mariquet4.78%1,1541,157-0.26%-0.05%
Nagpatpatan2.91%7026842.63%0.50%
Nalasin2.84%685708-3.25%-0.63%
Puttao5.19%1,2521,05318.90%3.35%
San Juan2.28%5505019.78%1.79%
San Julian1.12%2692622.67%0.50%
Santa Ana5.01%1,2081,212-0.33%-0.06%
Santiago3.76%9089010.78%0.15%
Talugtog4.30%1,0389914.74%0.89%
Solsona Total24,12122,9904.92%0.92%

Economy

The annual regular revenue of Solsona for the fiscal year of 2016 was 102,688,117.76.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200954,991,487.17
201064,638,480.9617.54%
201180,833,941.8025.06%
201286,312,887.686.78%
201390,466,750.034.81%
201475,739,826.13-16.28%
201582,494,405.328.92%
2016102,688,117.7624.48%

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 Solsona is 10 to 14, with 2,266 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 382 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1410
1 to 41,707
5 to 92,249
10 to 142,266
15 to 192,129
20 to 242,062
25 to 291,973
30 to 341,767
35 to 391,613
40 to 441,494
45 to 491,453
50 to 541,186
55 to 591,026
60 to 64851
65 to 69627
70 to 74485
75 to 79382
80 and over441
Total24,121

Historical population

The population of Solsona grew from 12,043 in 1960 to 24,121 in 2015, an increase of 12,078 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.92%, or an increase of 1,131 people, from the previous population of 22,990 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,043
12,8030.60%
14,1422.02%
14,7310.82%
18,8832.51%
19,6590.76%
21,3381.77%
22,2020.55%
22,9901.28%
24,1210.92%

Location

The municipal center of Solsona is situated at approximately 18° 6' North, 120° 46' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 52.9 meters or 173.5 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 Solsona are Laoag, Batac, Vigan, Tabuk, Candon, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are Carasi, Dingras, Piddig, Marcos, Sarrat, and Banna. Its distance from the national capital is 388.47 kilometers (241.38 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 388.47 kilometers (241.38 miles) to the South (S3°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 24,121, ranked 1,110 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 64.18 square kilometers, ranked 670 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 145 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,156 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.92%, ranked 569 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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