Laoac, Province of Pangasinan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvincePangasinan
Barangay count22
Postal code2437
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)40.50 km2 (15.64 sq mi)
Population (2015)31,497
Density (2015)778 / km2 (2,014 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 3' North, 120° 33' East (16.0480, 120.5471)
Estimated elevation above sea level30.9 meters (101.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 40.50 square kilometers or 15.64 square miles which constitutes 0.74% of Pangasinan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 31,497. This represented 1.07% of the total population of Pangasinan province, or 0.63% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 778 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,014 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Laoac has 22 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)
Anis5.29%1,6671,5914.78%0.89%
Balligi3.69%1,1631,1293.01%0.57%
Banuar6.92%2,1801,91014.14%2.55%
Botique2.66%839846-0.83%-0.16%
Caaringayan4.05%1,2751,1689.16%1.68%
Cabilaoan West5.79%1,8231,7961.50%0.28%
Cabulalaan3.75%1,1811,0898.45%1.56%
Calaoagan3.69%1,1631,0758.19%1.51%
Calmay5.68%1,7901,6886.04%1.12%
Casampagaan2.98%93883911.80%2.15%
Casanestebanan2.31%72962915.90%2.85%
Casantiagoan5.00%1,5751,4895.78%1.07%
Domingo Alarcio4.32%1,3611,3074.13%0.77%
Inmanduyan5.09%1,6041,6020.12%0.02%
Lebueg6.95%2,1891,93313.24%2.40%
Maraboc4.00%1,2601,1638.34%1.54%
Nanbagatan4.36%1,3721,3233.70%0.69%
Panaga4.62%1,4551,3775.66%1.05%
Poblacion6.43%2,0251,9643.11%0.58%
Talogtog3.43%1,0801,0374.15%0.78%
Turko3.55%1,1171,152-3.04%-0.59%
Yatyat5.43%1,7111,34926.83%4.63%
Laoac Total31,49729,4566.93%1.28%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Laoac for the fiscal year of 2016 was 74,509,482.40.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200941,356,512.00
2010104,522,887.53152.74%
201154,536,736.85-47.82%
201247,647,811.47-12.63%
201352,488,713.6710.16%
201459,499,199.5213.36%
201567,698,963.5113.78%
201674,509,482.4010.06%

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 Laoac is 5 to 9, with 3,070 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 437 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1562
1 to 42,449
5 to 93,070
10 to 143,014
15 to 192,874
20 to 242,742
25 to 292,472
30 to 342,302
35 to 392,098
40 to 441,894
45 to 491,769
50 to 541,545
55 to 591,262
60 to 641,027
65 to 69836
70 to 74607
75 to 79437
80 and over537
Total31,497

Historical population

The population of Laoac grew from 19,252 in 1980 to 31,497 in 2015, an increase of 12,245 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.28%, or an increase of 2,041 people, from the previous population of 29,456 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,252
22,8641.73%
24,6621.43%
26,7231.74%
28,2660.78%
29,4561.51%
31,4971.28%

Location

The municipal center of Laoac is situated at approximately 16° 3' North, 120° 33' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 30.9 meters or 101.5 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 Laoac are Urdaneta, Dagupan, San Carlos, Baguio, Muñoz, and San Jose. The nearest municipalities are Binalonan, Manaoag, Pozorrubio, Mapandan, San Jacinto, and San Manuel. Its distance from the national capital is 167.83 kilometers (104.28 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 167.83 kilometers (104.28 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 31,497, ranked 843 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 15.64 square kilometers, ranked 1,418 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 778 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 221 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.28%, ranked 855 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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