Alcala, Province of Pangasinan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvincePangasinan
Barangay count21
Postal code2425
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)45.71 km2 (17.65 sq mi)
Population (2015)43,402
Density (2015)950 / km2 (2,459 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 51' North, 120° 31' East (15.8443, 120.5213)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.9 meters (78.5 feet)

Alcala is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Pangasinan.

The municipality has a land area of 45.71 square kilometers or 17.65 square miles which constitutes 0.84% of Pangasinan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 43,402. This represented 1.47% of the total population of Pangasinan province, or 0.86% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 950 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,459 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alcala has 21 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)
Anulid5.35%2,3222,2702.29%0.43%
Atainan3.53%1,5321,38410.69%1.95%
Bersamin8.06%3,4983,2776.74%1.25%
Canarvacanan4.07%1,7671,6914.49%0.84%
Caranglaan2.61%1,1311,0824.53%0.85%
Curareng1.65%71857624.65%4.28%
Gualsic3.54%1,5351,37211.88%2.16%
Kasikis7.30%3,1702,61421.27%3.74%
Laoac6.71%2,9112,9060.17%0.03%
Macayo4.40%1,9081,71411.32%2.06%
Pindangan Centro3.82%1,6581,6570.06%0.01%
Pindangan East3.89%1,6881,6611.63%0.31%
Pindangan West3.08%1,3371,2209.59%1.76%
Poblacion East3.31%1,4381,4380.00%0.00%
Poblacion West3.97%1,7241,6434.93%0.92%
San Juan4.62%2,0041,9323.73%0.70%
San Nicolas1.56%6791,112-38.94%-8.96%
San Pedro Apartado8.31%3,6063,4843.50%0.66%
San Pedro IlI7.86%3,4103,06311.33%2.06%
San Vicente9.77%4,2393,9577.13%1.32%
Vacante2.60%1,1271,02410.06%1.84%
Alcala Total43,40241,0775.66%1.05%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alcala for the fiscal year of 2016 was 148,190,126.55.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200956,712,166.80
2010239,324,042.83322.00%
201176,122,328.85-68.19%
201275,463,291.10-0.87%
201386,868,135.6215.11%
201477,992,177.39-10.22%
201588,261,799.8713.17%
2016148,190,126.5567.90%

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 Alcala is 5 to 9, with 4,568 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 538 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1864
1 to 43,594
5 to 94,568
10 to 144,356
15 to 193,888
20 to 243,636
25 to 293,337
30 to 343,119
35 to 392,846
40 to 442,591
45 to 492,399
50 to 541,999
55 to 591,848
60 to 641,438
65 to 691,077
70 to 74726
75 to 79538
80 and over578
Total43,402

Historical population

The population of Alcala grew from 20,297 in 1960 to 43,402 in 2015, an increase of 23,105 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.05%, or an increase of 2,325 people, from the previous population of 41,077 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,297
22,2080.88%
24,3761.89%
24,9930.50%
30,6842.07%
31,9740.77%
35,7342.41%
38,9341.19%
41,0771.97%
43,4021.05%

Location

The municipal center of Alcala is situated at approximately 15° 51' North, 120° 31' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.9 meters or 78.5 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 Alcala are Urdaneta, San Carlos, Dagupan, Tarlac City, Muñoz, and San Jose. The nearest municipalities are Bautista, Santo Tomas, Bayambang, Villasis, San Manuel, and Basista. Its distance from the national capital is 147.21 kilometers (91.47 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 147.21 kilometers (91.47 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 43,402, ranked 572 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 17.65 square kilometers, ranked 1,374 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 950 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 172 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.05%, ranked 349 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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