San Gabriel, Province of La Union

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
Barangay count15
Postal code2513
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)129.87 km2 (50.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)18,172
Density (2015)140 / km2 (362 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 40' North, 120° 24' East (16.6742, 120.4010)
Estimated elevation above sea level22.0 meters (72.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 129.87 square kilometers or 50.14 square miles which constitutes 8.67% of La Union's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 18,172. This represented 2.31% of the total population of La Union province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 140 inhabitants per square kilometer or 362 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Gabriel has 15 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)
Amontoc11.13%2,0231,81811.28%2.06%
Apayao5.19%9438787.40%1.37%
Balbalayang3.82%6956487.25%1.34%
Bayabas2.72%494513-3.70%-0.72%
Bucao10.50%1,9081,73110.23%1.87%
Bumbuneg13.38%2,4312,18711.16%2.03%
Daking5.57%1,0129249.52%1.75%
Lacong8.85%1,6091,31422.45%3.93%
Lipay Este2.90%5274829.34%1.71%
Lipay Norte3.73%67757916.93%3.02%
Lipay Proper2.27%41337410.43%1.91%
Lipay Sur4.52%821879-6.60%-1.29%
Lon‑oy4.18%7607156.29%1.17%
Poblacion16.06%2,9192,7436.42%1.19%
Polipol5.17%94084311.51%2.10%
San Gabriel Total18,17216,6289.29%1.71%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Gabriel for the fiscal year of 2016 was 86,065,245.70.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200939,814,806.98
201083,931,758.22110.81%
201154,355,093.69-35.24%
201250,860,213.18-6.43%
201353,947,288.346.07%
201455,091,245.592.12%
201568,743,450.1524.78%
201686,065,245.7025.20%

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 San Gabriel is 10 to 14, with 1,824 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 253 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1343
1 to 41,435
5 to 91,795
10 to 141,824
15 to 191,700
20 to 241,717
25 to 291,525
30 to 341,272
35 to 391,210
40 to 441,008
45 to 49935
50 to 54822
55 to 59760
60 to 64538
65 to 69426
70 to 74319
75 to 79290
80 and over253
Total18,172

Historical population

The population of San Gabriel grew from 7,546 in 1960 to 18,172 in 2015, an increase of 10,626 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.70%, or an increase of 1,544 people, from the previous population of 16,628 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,546
8,5271.20%
9,8082.85%
10,2480.88%
12,5322.03%
13,4891.39%
14,9092.17%
15,8030.81%
16,6281.87%
18,1721.70%

Location

The municipal center of San Gabriel is situated at approximately 16° 40' North, 120° 24' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 22.0 meters or 72.2 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 San Gabriel are San Fernando, Baguio, Candon, Dagupan, Alaminos, and Urdaneta. The nearest municipalities are San Juan, Bacnotan, Bagulin, Santol, Naguilian, and Balaoan. Its distance from the national capital is 238.77 kilometers (148.36 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 238.77 kilometers (148.36 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 18,172, ranked 1,282 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 50.14 square kilometers, ranked 822 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 140 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,161 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.71%, ranked 1,044 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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