Balaoan, Province of La Union

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
Barangay count36
Postal code2517
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)68.70 km2 (26.53 sq mi)
Population (2015)39,188
Density (2015)570 / km2 (1,477 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 49' North, 120° 24' East (16.8208, 120.4025)
Estimated elevation above sea level15.8 meters (51.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 68.70 square kilometers or 26.53 square miles which constitutes 4.59% of La Union's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,188. This represented 4.98% of the total population of La Union province, or 0.78% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 570 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,477 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balaoan has 36 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)
Almieda3.72%1,4571,3835.35%1.00%
Antonino1.98%7747680.78%0.15%
Apatut2.44%95577423.39%4.08%
Ar‑arampang2.27%8918544.33%0.81%
Baracbac Este2.53%9929910.10%0.02%
Baracbac Oeste1.09%42636716.08%2.88%
Bet‑ang1.73%6776691.20%0.23%
Bulbulala4.22%1,6531,5695.35%1.00%
Bungol3.72%1,4571,4192.68%0.50%
Butubut Este2.10%8228002.75%0.52%
Butubut Norte3.16%1,2371,1933.69%0.69%
Butubut Oeste1.75%687698-1.58%-0.30%
Butubut Sur1.93%7577027.83%1.45%
Cabuaan Oeste3.18%1,2481,06617.07%3.05%
Calliat3.49%1,3691,3015.23%0.97%
Calungbuyan3.67%1,4381,4221.13%0.21%
Camiling2.44%9571,081-11.47%-2.29%
Dr. Camilo Osias Poblacion4.78%1,8731,8123.37%0.63%
Guinaburan2.35%91981113.32%2.41%
Masupe2.42%9479430.42%0.08%
Nagsabaran Norte3.95%1,5461,5410.32%0.06%
Nagsabaran Sur2.92%1,1441,02311.83%2.15%
Nalasin3.74%1,4651,488-1.55%-0.30%
Napaset1.47%578645-10.39%-2.07%
Pagbennecan2.25%8808760.46%0.09%
Pagleddegan1.70%6666472.94%0.55%
Pantar Norte3.71%1,4521,469-1.16%-0.22%
Pantar Sur2.33%9158724.93%0.92%
Pa‑o1.55%6075952.02%0.38%
Paraoir5.16%2,0221,9951.35%0.26%
Patpata3.68%1,4411,3814.34%0.81%
Sablut2.17%8518055.71%1.06%
San Pablo3.10%1,2141,1465.93%1.10%
Sinapangan Norte1.65%647648-0.15%-0.03%
Sinapangan Sur3.11%1,2171,1287.89%1.46%
Tallipugo2.57%1,0071,028-2.04%-0.39%
Balaoan Total39,18837,9103.37%0.63%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balaoan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 286,924,020.05.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200971,407,385.32
2010165,103,274.73131.21%
2011133,687,430.44-19.03%
2012138,419,011.553.54%
2013133,761,918.50-3.36%
201490,242,478.43-32.53%
2015156,697,842.5473.64%
2016286,924,020.0583.11%

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 Balaoan is 5 to 9, with 3,742 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 544 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1641
1 to 42,904
5 to 93,742
10 to 143,567
15 to 193,517
20 to 243,469
25 to 293,165
30 to 342,932
35 to 392,628
40 to 442,379
45 to 492,310
50 to 542,078
55 to 591,711
60 to 641,254
65 to 69998
70 to 74728
75 to 79544
80 and over621
Total39,188

Historical population

The population of Balaoan grew from 17,401 in 1960 to 39,188 in 2015, an increase of 21,787 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.63%, or an increase of 1,278 people, from the previous population of 37,910 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,401
22,3312.47%
24,3811.78%
25,1970.66%
30,0421.77%
31,4200.84%
33,7861.57%
36,8291.20%
37,9101.06%
39,1880.63%

Location

The municipal center of Balaoan is situated at approximately 16° 49' North, 120° 24' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 15.8 meters or 51.8 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 Balaoan are San Fernando, Candon, Baguio, Vigan, Dagupan, and Alaminos. The nearest municipalities are Luna, Santol, Bangar, Sudipen, Bacnotan, and Sugpon. Its distance from the national capital is 254.43 kilometers (158.09 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 254.43 kilometers (158.09 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,188, ranked 676 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 26.53 square kilometers, ranked 1,224 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 570 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 315 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.63%, ranked 1,566 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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