Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Sur
Barangay count39
Postal code2700
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)25.12 km2 (9.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)53,879
Density (2015)2,145 / km2 (5,555 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 34' North, 120° 23' East (17.5729, 120.3867)
Estimated elevation above sea level15.5 meters (51.0 feet)

Vigan is a coastal component city in the province of Ilocos Sur. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 25.12 square kilometers or 9.70 square miles which constitutes 0.97% of Ilocos Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 53,879. This represented 7.81% of the total population of Ilocos Sur province, or 1.07% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 2,145 inhabitants per square kilometer or 5,555 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Vigan has 39 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)
Ayusan Norte6.22%3,3492,96612.91%2.34%
Ayusan Sur2.16%1,16293024.95%4.33%
Barangay I1.05%567570-0.53%-0.10%
Barangay II1.12%601616-2.44%-0.47%
Barangay III1.80%9681,427-32.17%-7.12%
Barangay IV4.36%2,3492,2394.91%0.92%
Barangay IX4.78%2,5752,5022.92%0.55%
Barangay V1.65%88878712.83%2.33%
Barangay VI2.68%1,4441,29411.59%2.11%
Barangay VII2.54%1,3671,409-2.98%-0.57%
Barangay VIII2.70%1,4541,557-6.62%-1.29%
Barraca0.51%277289-4.15%-0.80%
Beddeng Daya1.09%5885663.89%0.73%
Beddeng Laud1.69%913934-2.25%-0.43%
Bongtolan1.25%673676-0.44%-0.08%
Bulala4.09%2,2052,00010.25%1.88%
Cabalangegan1.10%5925861.02%0.19%
Cabaroan Daya1.76%950958-0.84%-0.16%
Cabaroan Laud0.87%471475-0.84%-0.16%
Camangaan1.82%97986213.57%2.45%
Capangpangan3.34%1,7971,6379.77%1.79%
Mindoro3.01%1,6241,5713.37%0.63%
Nagsangalan3.49%1,8781,66113.06%2.37%
Pantay Daya4.84%2,6062,32312.18%2.21%
Pantay Fatima5.18%2,7922,51311.10%2.02%
Pantay Laud1.46%7847179.34%1.72%
Paoa1.70%91782311.42%2.08%
Paratong2.55%1,3741,2678.45%1.56%
Pong‑ol1.02%54849410.93%1.99%
Purok‑a‑bassit1.15%62055910.91%1.99%
Purok‑a‑dackel1.57%847850-0.35%-0.07%
Raois2.84%1,5281,4594.73%0.88%
Rugsuanan1.58%85070919.89%3.51%
Salindeg2.60%1,3991,2739.90%1.81%
San Jose1.67%90179014.05%2.53%
San Julian Norte5.06%2,7242,30518.18%3.23%
San Julian Sur2.37%1,2781,08018.33%3.26%
San Pedro2.68%1,4441,22717.69%3.15%
Tamag6.67%3,5962,84626.35%4.55%
Vigan Total53,87949,7478.31%1.53%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Vigan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 389,645,888.59.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009230,870,402.35
2010274,911,385.3119.08%
2011293,715,339.446.84%
2012276,998,471.19-5.69%
2013289,899,711.404.66%
2014306,061,091.755.57%
2015368,522,988.9020.41%
2016389,645,888.595.73%

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 Vigan is 15 to 19, with 5,143 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 679 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1905
1 to 43,848
5 to 94,808
10 to 145,020
15 to 195,143
20 to 244,962
25 to 294,374
30 to 344,088
35 to 393,731
40 to 443,291
45 to 493,134
50 to 542,691
55 to 592,315
60 to 641,818
65 to 691,330
70 to 74928
75 to 79679
80 and over814
Total53,879

Historical population

The population of Vigan grew from 25,990 in 1960 to 53,879 in 2015, an increase of 27,889 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.53%, or an increase of 4,132 people, from the previous population of 49,747 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
25,990
30,2521.50%
31,9711.12%
33,4830.93%
38,5741.43%
42,0671.64%
45,1431.52%
47,2460.63%
49,7471.90%
53,8791.53%

Location

The city center of Vigan is situated at approximately 17° 34' North, 120° 23' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 15.5 meters or 51.0 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 Vigan are Candon, Batac, Laoag, San Fernando, Tabuk, and Baguio. The nearest municipalities are Bantay, San Vicente, Caoayan, Santa Catalina, San Ildefonso, and Santo Domingo. Its distance from the national capital is 336.07 kilometers (208.82 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 336.07 kilometers (208.82 miles) to the South (S11°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 53,879, ranked 464 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 9.70 square kilometers, ranked 1,553 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 2,145 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 76 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.53%, ranked 1,095 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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