Peñablanca, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count24
Postal code3502
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)1,193.20 km2 (460.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)48,584
Density (2015)41 / km2 (105 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 38' North, 121° 47' East (17.6255, 121.7854)
Estimated elevation above sea level57.0 meters (186.9 feet)

Peñablanca is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 1,193.20 square kilometers or 460.70 square miles which constitutes 12.84% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 48,584. This represented 4.05% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 1.41% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 41 inhabitants per square kilometer or 105 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Peñablanca has 24 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)
Aggugaddan5.62%2,7292,37215.05%2.71%
Alimanao6.42%3,1172,40229.77%5.09%
Baliuag4.45%2,1621,59935.21%5.91%
Bical3.49%1,6961,728-1.85%-0.36%
Bugatay2.82%1,3711,24210.39%1.90%
Buyun1.99%9651,100-12.27%-2.46%
Cabasan2.26%1,09895814.61%2.63%
Cabbo3.71%1,8031,56715.06%2.71%
Callao3.20%1,5541,5430.71%0.14%
Camasi7.40%3,5933,2919.18%1.69%
Centro6.47%3,1412,9645.97%1.11%
Dodan7.70%3,7393,19317.10%3.05%
Lapi5.93%2,8792,31824.20%4.21%
Malibabag2.76%1,3391,2834.36%0.82%
Manga4.63%2,2491,62638.31%6.37%
Minanga3.86%1,8752,218-15.46%-3.15%
Nabbabalayan1.59%771943-18.24%-3.76%
Nanguilattan4.29%2,0821,79416.05%2.88%
Nannarian3.67%1,7841,7402.53%0.48%
Parabba3.25%1,5771,4538.53%1.57%
Patagueleg1.63%79055542.34%6.95%
Quibal6.18%3,0031,87959.82%9.34%
San Roque3.11%1,5111,4871.61%0.31%
Sisim3.61%1,7561,48118.57%3.30%
Peñablanca Total48,58442,73613.68%2.47%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Peñablanca for the fiscal year of 2016 was 230,124,372.72.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009130,957,895.77
2010138,122,578.545.47%
2011149,436,732.458.19%
2012145,991,524.90-2.31%
2013162,700,972.5111.45%
2014183,736,584.5612.93%
2015208,955,259.3313.73%
2016230,124,372.7210.13%

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 Peñablanca is 15 to 19, with 5,091 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 411 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1998
1 to 44,197
5 to 95,018
10 to 144,697
15 to 195,091
20 to 244,673
25 to 294,163
30 to 343,506
35 to 393,188
40 to 442,788
45 to 492,410
50 to 542,248
55 to 591,949
60 to 641,441
65 to 69864
70 to 74482
75 to 79460
80 and over411
Total48,584

Historical population

The population of Peñablanca grew from 13,119 in 1960 to 48,584 in 2015, an increase of 35,465 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.47%, or an increase of 5,848 people, from the previous population of 42,736 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,119
18,2183.26%
21,6383.51%
24,8882.84%
30,5272.06%
33,1901.58%
37,8722.87%
40,3360.87%
42,7362.13%
48,5842.47%

Location

The municipal center of Peñablanca is situated at approximately 17° 38' North, 121° 47' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 57.0 meters or 186.9 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 Peñablanca are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago, and Batac. The nearest municipalities are Solana, Enrile, Iguig, Santa Maria, San Pablo, and Cabagan. Its distance from the national capital is 346.72 kilometers (215.44 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Tuguegarao, Cagayan, 5.78 kilometers (3.59 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 43.18 kilometers (26.83 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • Ilagan, Isabela, 54.39 kilometers (33.80 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Cauayan, Isabela, 76.52 kilometers (47.55 miles) to the South (S1°W)
  • Santiago, Isabela, 106.92 kilometers (66.44 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Batac, Ilocos Norte, 137.99 kilometers (85.74 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N69°W)

Distance from Manila: 346.72 kilometers (215.44 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 48,584, ranked 540 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 460.70 square kilometers, ranked 15 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 41 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,542 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.47%, ranked 846 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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