Sudipen, Province of La Union

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
Barangay count17
Postal code2520
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)97.59 km2 (37.68 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,056
Density (2015)175 / km2 (453 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 54' North, 120° 28' East (16.9074, 120.4645)
Estimated elevation above sea level21.4 meters (70.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 97.59 square kilometers or 37.68 square miles which constitutes 6.52% of La Union's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,056. This represented 2.17% of the total population of La Union province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 175 inhabitants per square kilometer or 453 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sudipen has 17 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)
Bigbiga6.33%1,0801,133-4.68%-0.91%
Bulalaan3.59%612621-1.45%-0.28%
Castro9.09%1,5501,578-1.77%-0.34%
Duplas5.70%9731,007-3.38%-0.65%
Ilocano4.88%833877-5.02%-0.98%
Ipet9.60%1,6381,5714.26%0.80%
Maliclico4.88%833921-9.55%-1.89%
Namaltugan5.99%1,02191411.71%2.13%
Old Central7.98%1,3611,2816.25%1.16%
Poblacion7.27%1,2401,06816.10%2.88%
Porporiket5.28%9008347.91%1.46%
San Francisco Norte3.07%52446911.73%2.13%
San Francisco Sur4.97%8478223.04%0.57%
San Jose5.11%8718295.07%0.95%
Sengngat7.96%1,3571,3192.88%0.54%
Turod5.15%87975416.58%2.96%
Up‑uplas3.15%5375330.75%0.14%
Sudipen Total17,05616,5313.18%0.60%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sudipen for the fiscal year of 2016 was 157,871,556.36.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200936,965,135.61
201074,036,869.05100.29%
201159,271,412.78-19.94%
201257,575,833.12-2.86%
201356,575,626.70-1.74%
201451,431,790.77-9.09%
201598,617,175.5291.74%
2016157,871,556.3660.09%

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 Sudipen is 5 to 9, with 1,623 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 292 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1315
1 to 41,231
5 to 91,623
10 to 141,528
15 to 191,456
20 to 241,421
25 to 291,351
30 to 341,253
35 to 391,114
40 to 44972
45 to 491,024
50 to 54907
55 to 59802
60 to 64613
65 to 69492
70 to 74351
75 to 79292
80 and over311
Total17,056

Historical population

The population of Sudipen grew from 7,926 in 1960 to 17,056 in 2015, an increase of 9,130 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.60%, or an increase of 525 people, from the previous population of 16,531 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,926
9,7852.08%
10,4301.29%
10,7960.69%
13,0431.91%
14,0751.44%
15,0991.52%
15,9490.76%
16,5311.31%
17,0560.60%

Location

The municipal center of Sudipen is situated at approximately 16° 54' North, 120° 28' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 21.4 meters or 70.2 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 Sudipen are Candon, San Fernando, Baguio, Vigan, Dagupan, and Alaminos. The nearest municipalities are Tagudin, Bangar, Alilem, Sugpon, Suyo, and Luna. Its distance from the national capital is 262.25 kilometers (162.95 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 262.25 kilometers (162.95 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,056, ranked 1,317 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.68 square kilometers, ranked 1,023 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 175 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,035 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.60%, ranked 124 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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