Pugo, Province of La Union

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
Barangay count14
Postal code2508
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)62.84 km2 (24.26 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,690
Density (2015)313 / km2 (812 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 19' North, 120° 28' East (16.3202, 120.4673)
Estimated elevation above sea level65.5 meters (214.7 feet)

Pugo is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of La Union.

The municipality has a land area of 62.84 square kilometers or 24.26 square miles which constitutes 4.20% of La Union's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,690. This represented 2.50% of the total population of La Union province, or 0.39% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 313 inhabitants per square kilometer or 812 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pugo has 14 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)
Ambalite5.27%1,03788716.91%3.02%
Ambangonan6.05%1,19292828.45%4.88%
Cares13.57%2,6711,90040.58%6.70%
Cuenca9.81%1,9311,71312.73%2.31%
Duplas3.07%6046040.00%0.00%
Maoasoas Norte7.18%1,4131,21216.58%2.96%
Maoasoas Sur5.10%1,0059733.29%0.62%
Palina8.95%1,7631,30035.62%5.97%
Poblacion East4.55%8958752.29%0.43%
Poblacion West5.32%1,0481,0242.34%0.44%
San Luis12.45%2,4521,85432.25%5.47%
Saytan8.49%1,6711,30428.14%4.83%
Tavora East3.82%7527480.53%0.10%
Tavora Proper6.38%1,2561,1965.02%0.94%
Pugo Total19,69016,51819.20%3.40%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pugo for the fiscal year of 2016 was 76,373,556.59.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200937,517,446.15
201050,304,892.7534.08%
201153,121,787.275.60%
201248,810,017.63-8.12%
201347,208,906.99-3.28%
201448,980,952.013.75%
201560,658,049.3323.84%
201676,373,556.5925.91%

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 Pugo is 5 to 9, with 1,906 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 188 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1407
1 to 41,675
5 to 91,906
10 to 141,798
15 to 191,788
20 to 241,754
25 to 291,720
30 to 341,636
35 to 391,421
40 to 441,091
45 to 49988
50 to 54946
55 to 59769
60 to 64712
65 to 69439
70 to 74205
75 to 79188
80 and over247
Total19,690

Historical population

The population of Pugo grew from 5,484 in 1960 to 19,690 in 2015, an increase of 14,206 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.40%, or an increase of 3,172 people, from the previous population of 16,518 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,484
6,4831.65%
7,1802.07%
7,7801.62%
10,9393.47%
12,1802.03%
13,4422.14%
18,2654.32%
16,518-3.59%
19,6903.40%

Location

The municipal center of Pugo is situated at approximately 16° 19' North, 120° 28' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 65.5 meters or 214.7 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 Pugo are Baguio, Dagupan, San Fernando, Urdaneta, San Carlos, and Alaminos. The nearest municipalities are Tubao, Santo Tomas, Rosario, Agoo, Tuba, and Aringay. Its distance from the national capital is 199.13 kilometers (123.74 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 199.13 kilometers (123.74 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,690, ranked 1,242 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 24.26 square kilometers, ranked 1,264 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 313 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 611 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.40%, ranked 50 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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