Luna, Province of La Union

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
Barangay count40
Postal code2518
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)42.90 km2 (16.56 sq mi)
Population (2015)35,802
Density (2015)835 / km2 (2,162 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 51' North, 120° 23' East (16.8528, 120.3765)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.0 meters (39.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 42.90 square kilometers or 16.56 square miles which constitutes 2.86% of La Union's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,802. This represented 4.55% of the total population of La Union province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 835 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,162 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Luna has 40 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)
Alcala2.34%8368251.33%0.25%
Ayaoan1.83%654665-1.65%-0.32%
Barangobong2.56%9159070.88%0.17%
Barrientos5.31%1,9021,8035.49%1.02%
Bungro1.26%4514441.58%0.30%
Buselbusel3.14%1,1241,1190.45%0.08%
Cabalitocan3.03%1,0861,0374.73%0.88%
Cantoria No. 11.39%499500-0.20%-0.04%
Cantoria No. 21.49%534773-30.92%-6.80%
Cantoria No. 31.96%701753-6.91%-1.35%
Cantoria No. 41.50%538558-3.58%-0.69%
Carisquis1.92%687701-2.00%-0.38%
Darigayos4.38%1,5681,4666.96%1.29%
Magallanes5.56%1,9901,9342.90%0.54%
Magsiping2.39%8578500.82%0.16%
Mamay0.99%354357-0.84%-0.16%
Nagrebcan2.44%875885-1.13%-0.22%
Nalvo Norte3.68%1,3181,2406.29%1.17%
Nalvo Sur4.30%1,5381,5300.52%0.10%
Napaset3.52%1,2601,2560.32%0.06%
Oaqui No. 11.48%531532-0.19%-0.04%
Oaqui No. 21.03%3683621.66%0.31%
Oaqui No. 31.91%6846328.23%1.52%
Oaqui No. 41.99%7116991.72%0.32%
Pila3.76%1,3451,349-0.30%-0.06%
Pitpitac1.81%647667-3.00%-0.58%
Rimos No. 12.03%726730-0.55%-0.10%
Rimos No. 21.58%5665444.04%0.76%
Rimos No. 32.13%7637590.53%0.10%
Rimos No. 42.37%8507986.52%1.21%
Rimos No. 53.79%1,3561,3123.35%0.63%
Rissing1.15%4104012.24%0.42%
Salcedo2.90%1,0381,0261.17%0.22%
Santo Domingo Norte4.18%1,4951,4135.80%1.08%
Santo Domingo Sur2.75%9831,012-2.87%-0.55%
Sucoc Norte1.56%5585324.89%0.91%
Sucoc Sur1.07%3823800.53%0.10%
Suyo1.70%6075981.51%0.28%
Tallaoen1.98%7087001.14%0.22%
Victoria3.87%1,3871,3314.21%0.79%
Luna Total35,80235,3801.19%0.23%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Luna for the fiscal year of 2016 was 110,465,313.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200957,937,556.47
201074,982,236.4329.42%
201173,834,689.45-1.53%
201268,836,547.46-6.77%
201370,101,690.081.84%
201472,390,670.903.27%
201589,654,952.0323.85%
2016110,465,313.3723.21%

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 Luna is 10 to 14, with 3,261 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 564 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1613
1 to 42,509
5 to 93,257
10 to 143,261
15 to 193,204
20 to 242,910
25 to 292,755
30 to 342,821
35 to 392,375
40 to 442,137
45 to 492,207
50 to 541,900
55 to 591,620
60 to 641,251
65 to 691,013
70 to 74734
75 to 79564
80 and over671
Total35,802

Historical population

The population of Luna grew from 18,595 in 1960 to 35,802 in 2015, an increase of 17,207 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.23%, or an increase of 422 people, from the previous population of 35,380 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,595
22,7672.00%
24,0651.12%
25,0810.83%
28,3081.22%
29,9741.08%
32,2591.59%
35,3721.28%
35,3800.01%
35,8020.23%

Location

The municipal center of Luna is situated at approximately 16° 51' North, 120° 23' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.0 meters or 39.3 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 Luna are San Fernando, Candon, Baguio, Vigan, Alaminos, and Dagupan. The nearest municipalities are Balaoan, Bangar, Sudipen, Tagudin, Santol, and Bacnotan. Its distance from the national capital is 258.54 kilometers (160.65 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 258.54 kilometers (160.65 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,802, ranked 752 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 16.56 square kilometers, ranked 1,427 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 835 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 206 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.23%, ranked 970 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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