Gonzaga, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count25
Postal code3513
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea], Philippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)567.43 km2 (219.09 sq mi)
Population (2015)38,892
Density (2015)69 / km2 (178 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 16' North, 121° 60' East (18.2594, 121.9937)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.2 meters (76.1 feet)

Gonzaga is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 567.43 square kilometers or 219.09 square miles which constitutes 6.10% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 38,892. This represented 3.24% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 1.13% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 69 inhabitants per square kilometer or 178 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gonzaga has 25 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)
Amunitan4.23%1,6451,5327.38%1.36%
Batangan4.87%1,8941,8581.94%0.37%
Baua5.54%2,1552,0306.16%1.14%
Cabanbanan Norte1.72%66859711.89%2.16%
Cabanbanan Sur1.41%5495421.29%0.24%
Cabiraoan9.05%3,5193,17510.83%1.98%
Calayan4.63%1,8021,7244.52%0.85%
Callao0.84%327373-12.33%-2.47%
Caroan2.87%1,11698812.96%2.35%
Casitan2.24%8708077.81%1.44%
Flourishing4.82%1,8741,897-1.21%-0.23%
Ipil5.03%1,9551,9032.73%0.51%
Isca3.41%1,3271,16314.10%2.54%
Magrafil2.72%1,0561,0302.52%0.48%
Minanga4.15%1,6141,5335.28%0.99%
Paradise4.22%1,6411,5992.63%0.49%
Pateng2.81%1,0941,0900.37%0.07%
Progressive5.81%2,2592,2251.53%0.29%
Rebecca2.53%9859602.60%0.49%
San Jose3.81%1,4811,3797.40%1.37%
Santa Clara6.20%2,4131,73139.40%6.53%
Santa Cruz2.60%1,01386217.52%3.12%
Santa Maria3.65%1,4181,25413.08%2.37%
Smart3.48%1,3521,377-1.82%-0.35%
Tapel7.37%2,8652,6747.14%1.32%
Gonzaga Total38,89236,3037.13%1.32%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gonzaga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 160,724,948.02.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200987,850,875.56
201096,264,921.589.58%
2011126,241,735.3331.14%
2012165,074,412.6630.76%
2013156,620,831.99-5.12%
2014142,527,310.39-9.00%
2015144,320,991.081.26%
2016160,724,948.0211.37%

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 Gonzaga is 5 to 9, with 4,211 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 415 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1761
1 to 43,473
5 to 94,211
10 to 143,920
15 to 193,797
20 to 243,223
25 to 292,940
30 to 342,806
35 to 392,585
40 to 442,392
45 to 492,075
50 to 541,904
55 to 591,510
60 to 641,159
65 to 69788
70 to 74478
75 to 79415
80 and over455
Total38,892

Historical population

The population of Gonzaga grew from 12,519 in 1960 to 38,892 in 2015, an increase of 26,373 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.32%, or an increase of 2,589 people, from the previous population of 36,303 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,519
17,6863.44%
19,3161.78%
22,4673.07%
26,5361.68%
27,9971.01%
32,0792.96%
35,4241.38%
36,3030.90%
38,8921.32%

Location

The municipal center of Gonzaga is situated at approximately 18° 16' North, 121° 60' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.2 meters or 76.1 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 Gonzaga are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Laoag, and Batac. The nearest municipalities are Santa Teresita, Buguey, Santa Ana, Camalaniugan, Lal-lo, and Aparri. Its distance from the national capital is 420.19 kilometers (261.09 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 420.19 kilometers (261.09 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 38,892, ranked 706 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 219.09 square kilometers, ranked 110 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 69 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,448 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.32%, ranked 676 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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