Bacnotan, Province of La Union

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
Barangay count47
Postal code2515
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)76.60 km2 (29.58 sq mi)
Population (2015)42,078
Density (2015)549 / km2 (1,423 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 43' North, 120° 21' East (16.7218, 120.3497)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.1 meters (29.9 feet)

Bacnotan is a coastal municipality in the province of La Union.

The municipality has a land area of 76.60 square kilometers or 29.58 square miles which constitutes 5.11% of La Union's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 42,078. This represented 5.35% of the total population of La Union province, or 0.84% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 549 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,423 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bacnotan has 47 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)
Agtipal1.32%5555147.98%1.47%
Arosip1.40%58845329.80%5.09%
Bacqui1.26%53246813.68%2.47%
Bacsil1.87%7857199.18%1.69%
Bagutot0.58%24321015.71%2.82%
Ballogo2.24%9429202.39%0.45%
Baroro6.49%2,7312,4899.72%1.78%
Bitalag3.79%1,5961,5622.18%0.41%
Bulala3.01%1,2681,2194.02%0.75%
Burayoc1.03%4323959.37%1.72%
Bussaoit1.39%583634-8.04%-1.58%
Cabaroan4.55%1,9141,7519.31%1.71%
Cabarsican2.78%1,1711,1036.17%1.15%
Cabugao1.01%427477-10.48%-2.09%
Calautit1.71%7206904.35%0.81%
Carcarmay1.33%5605433.13%0.59%
Casiaman2.07%8698670.23%0.04%
Galongen2.46%1,0379825.60%1.04%
Guinabang2.33%97987212.27%2.23%
Legleg1.31%5535372.98%0.56%
Lisqueb1.94%816854-4.45%-0.86%
Mabanengbeng 1st0.83%3513238.67%1.60%
Mabanengbeng 2nd0.81%3413390.59%0.11%
Maragayap1.30%5465371.68%0.32%
Nagatiran1.61%6766454.81%0.90%
Nagsaraboan2.60%1,0921,100-0.73%-0.14%
Nagsimbaanan1.68%7056616.66%1.23%
Nangalisan1.93%8147419.85%1.81%
Narra2.88%1,2111,2030.67%0.13%
Ortega2.18%9178735.04%0.94%
Oya‑oy1.24%5225033.78%0.71%
Paagan1.36%5725710.18%0.03%
Pandan2.77%1,1661,1422.10%0.40%
Pang‑pang0.47%197231-14.72%-2.99%
Poblacion8.43%3,5493,4662.39%0.45%
Quirino2.57%1,0809869.53%1.75%
Raois2.12%894925-3.35%-0.65%
Salincob1.33%5615443.13%0.59%
San Martin1.92%8107981.50%0.28%
Santa Cruz2.96%1,2471,2122.89%0.54%
Santa Rita1.54%6486086.58%1.22%
Sapilang2.23%9408787.06%1.31%
Sayoan0.96%403418-3.59%-0.69%
Sipulo2.48%1,04293411.56%2.11%
Tammocalao3.25%1,3681,2638.31%1.53%
Ubbog1.38%579596-2.85%-0.55%
Zaragosa1.30%546551-0.91%-0.17%
Bacnotan Total42,07840,3074.39%0.82%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bacnotan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 215,965,331.87.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200981,097,133.65
2010115,939,505.2542.96%
2011111,476,253.19-3.85%
201299,295,145.82-10.93%
2013114,167,983.1814.98%
2014117,874,689.743.25%
2015160,642,509.7136.28%
2016215,965,331.8734.44%

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 Bacnotan is 10 to 14, with 3,784 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 627 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1698
1 to 42,970
5 to 93,670
10 to 143,784
15 to 193,734
20 to 243,774
25 to 293,363
30 to 343,207
35 to 392,948
40 to 442,584
45 to 492,610
50 to 542,283
55 to 591,880
60 to 641,467
65 to 691,093
70 to 74747
75 to 79627
80 and over639
Total42,078

Historical population

The population of Bacnotan grew from 15,859 in 1960 to 42,078 in 2015, an increase of 26,219 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.82%, or an increase of 1,771 people, from the previous population of 40,307 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,859
21,0312.80%
23,1261.92%
24,8001.41%
29,5681.77%
32,6341.87%
35,4191.77%
38,7431.24%
40,3071.45%
42,0780.82%

Location

The municipal center of Bacnotan is situated at approximately 16° 43' North, 120° 21' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.1 meters or 29.9 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 Bacnotan are San Fernando, Baguio, Candon, Alaminos, Dagupan, and Urdaneta. The nearest municipalities are San Juan, San Gabriel, Balaoan, Santol, Luna, and Bagulin. Its distance from the national capital is 245.32 kilometers (152.43 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 245.32 kilometers (152.43 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 42,078, ranked 609 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 29.58 square kilometers, ranked 1,166 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 549 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 329 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.82%, ranked 865 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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