Bauang, Province of La Union

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
Barangay count39
Postal code2501
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)73.15 km2 (28.24 sq mi)
Population (2015)75,032
Density (2015)1,026 / km2 (2,657 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 32' North, 120° 20' East (16.5265, 120.3292)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.7 meters (41.6 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 73.15 square kilometers or 28.24 square miles which constitutes 4.88% of La Union's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 75,032. This represented 9.54% of the total population of La Union province, or 1.49% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,026 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,657 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bauang 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)
Acao5.71%4,2834,2331.18%0.22%
Baccuit Norte3.32%2,4882,24410.87%1.98%
Baccuit Sur3.09%2,3222,09510.84%1.98%
Bagbag1.80%1,3491,12120.34%3.59%
Ballay2.19%1,6461,6082.36%0.45%
Bawanta1.55%1,16699816.83%3.01%
Boy‑utan1.60%1,2021,1772.12%0.40%
Bucayab1.90%1,4261,27911.49%2.09%
Cabalayangan2.12%1,5931,5373.64%0.68%
Cabisilan0.90%675693-2.60%-0.50%
Calumbaya3.37%2,5252,3816.05%1.12%
Carmay0.64%4824663.43%0.64%
Casilagan1.47%1,1041,0851.75%0.33%
Central East5.74%4,3084,2491.39%0.26%
Central West5.51%4,1353,9514.66%0.87%
Dili2.70%2,0261,67421.03%3.70%
Disso‑or1.42%1,06494612.47%2.26%
Guerrero1.29%9699670.21%0.04%
Lower San Agustin1.45%1,0851,123-3.38%-0.65%
Nagrebcan1.94%1,4581,4431.04%0.20%
Pagdalagan Sur3.34%2,5072,553-1.80%-0.35%
Palintucang1.46%1,09997312.95%2.35%
Palugsi‑Limmansangan2.08%1,5581,35714.81%2.66%
Parian Este2.53%1,8991,905-0.31%-0.06%
Parian Oeste1.63%1,2231,1417.19%1.33%
Paringao5.39%4,0443,8505.04%0.94%
Payocpoc Norte Este1.79%1,3431,21210.81%1.97%
Payocpoc Norte Oeste2.51%1,8841,63315.37%2.76%
Payocpoc Sur3.93%2,9472,52816.57%2.96%
Pilar0.55%4153799.50%1.74%
Pottot1.88%1,4121,23714.15%2.55%
Pudoc2.32%1,7371,45519.38%3.43%
Pugo4.08%3,0582,70313.13%2.38%
Quinavite4.94%3,7063,4178.46%1.56%
Santa Monica1.70%1,2761,373-7.06%-1.39%
Santiago4.32%3,2453,373-3.79%-0.73%
Taberna2.42%1,8141,868-2.89%-0.56%
Upper San Agustin1.65%1,2391,05317.66%3.15%
Urayong1.76%1,3201,455-9.28%-1.84%
Bauang Total75,03270,7356.07%1.13%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bauang for the fiscal year of 2016 was 249,242,876.39.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009113,767,470.83
2010232,740,500.55104.58%
2011158,864,875.31-31.74%
2012146,959,512.73-7.49%
2013163,383,905.4311.18%
2014180,621,861.6510.55%
2015203,145,043.0912.47%
2016249,242,876.3922.69%

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 Bauang is 10 to 14, with 7,089 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 895 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,303
1 to 45,339
5 to 97,008
10 to 147,089
15 to 197,080
20 to 246,672
25 to 296,158
30 to 345,709
35 to 395,211
40 to 444,744
45 to 494,346
50 to 543,567
55 to 593,317
60 to 642,504
65 to 691,927
70 to 741,191
75 to 79895
80 and over972
Total75,032

Historical population

The population of Bauang grew from 26,142 in 1960 to 75,032 in 2015, an increase of 48,890 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.13%, or an increase of 4,297 people, from the previous population of 70,735 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
26,142
33,3072.40%
37,9172.64%
41,8592.00%
51,5732.11%
56,1891.62%
63,3732.61%
69,8371.35%
70,7350.47%
75,0321.13%

Location

The municipal center of Bauang is situated at approximately 16° 32' North, 120° 20' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.7 meters or 41.6 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 Bauang are San Fernando, Baguio, Dagupan, Alaminos, San Carlos, and Urdaneta. The nearest municipalities are Naguilian, Caba, Burgos, Aringay, Bagulin, and San Juan. Its distance from the national capital is 225.30 kilometers (139.99 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 225.30 kilometers (139.99 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S18°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 75,032, ranked 267 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 28.24 square kilometers, ranked 1,187 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,026 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 156 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.13%, ranked 664 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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