Aurora, Province of Isabela

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceIsabela
Barangay count33
Postal code3316
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)115.56 km2 (44.62 sq mi)
Population (2015)35,017
Density (2015)303 / km2 (785 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 59' North, 121° 38' East (16.9906, 121.6392)
Estimated elevation above sea level63.0 meters (206.7 feet)

Aurora is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Isabela.

The municipality has a land area of 115.56 square kilometers or 44.62 square miles which constitutes 0.93% of Isabela's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,017. This represented 2.20% of the total population of Isabela province, or 1.01% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 303 inhabitants per square kilometer or 785 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Aurora has 33 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)
Apiat1.62%56848916.16%2.89%
Bagnos4.57%1,5991,4559.90%1.81%
Bagong Tanza7.49%2,6222,5154.25%0.80%
Ballesteros3.71%1,2981,14613.26%2.40%
Bannagao3.30%1,1541,0876.16%1.15%
Bannawag0.96%3373205.31%0.99%
Bolinao3.91%1,3691,3511.33%0.25%
Caipilan2.12%74366012.58%2.28%
Camarunggayan2.30%805851-5.41%-1.05%
Dalig‑Kalinga3.06%1,07189419.80%3.50%
Diamantina2.79%97681919.17%3.40%
Divisoria1.59%5565304.91%0.92%
Esperanza East3.44%1,2051,1326.45%1.20%
Esperanza West2.72%952984-3.25%-0.63%
Kalabaza5.33%1,8671,7854.59%0.86%
Macatal2.59%90779314.38%2.59%
Malasin4.85%1,6981,6483.03%0.57%
Nampicuan2.45%8598125.79%1.08%
Panecien1.15%4023951.77%0.34%
Rizaluna2.51%8808651.73%0.33%
San Andres1.65%5795652.48%0.47%
San Jose1.38%484496-2.42%-0.47%
San Juan4.91%1,7181,6474.31%0.81%
San Pedro‑San Pablo7.24%2,5352,3229.17%1.69%
San Rafael1.63%5725337.32%1.35%
San Ramon2.98%1,0451,0271.75%0.33%
Santa Rita5.85%2,0501,9604.59%0.86%
Santa Rosa2.76%9669610.52%0.10%
Saranay1.53%5355144.09%0.77%
Sili2.32%8147784.63%0.86%
Victoria1.61%56550611.66%2.12%
Villa Fugu2.87%1,00690211.53%2.10%
Villa Nuesa0.80%280303-7.59%-1.49%
Aurora Total35,01733,0455.97%1.11%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Aurora for the fiscal year of 2016 was 98,855,075.76.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200958,102,323.88
2010211,889,786.40264.68%
201171,372,250.82-66.32%
201289,329,929.5525.16%
201371,293,595.83-20.19%
201479,705,576.3611.80%
2015130,507,847.0063.74%
201698,855,075.76-24.25%

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 Aurora is 5 to 9, with 3,416 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 315 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1646
1 to 42,702
5 to 93,416
10 to 143,164
15 to 192,923
20 to 242,986
25 to 292,864
30 to 342,549
35 to 392,682
40 to 442,357
45 to 492,164
50 to 541,932
55 to 591,550
60 to 641,104
65 to 69787
70 to 74521
75 to 79355
80 and over315
Total35,017

Historical population

The population of Aurora grew from 13,797 in 1960 to 35,017 in 2015, an increase of 21,220 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.11%, or an increase of 1,972 people, from the previous population of 33,045 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,797
16,0351.48%
18,3372.73%
20,3222.08%
24,9032.05%
26,3851.09%
28,8361.92%
31,5471.25%
33,0451.70%
35,0171.11%

Location

The municipal center of Aurora is situated at approximately 16° 59' North, 121° 38' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 63.0 meters or 206.7 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 Aurora are Cauayan, Ilagan, Santiago, Tabuk, Tuguegarao, and Baguio. The nearest municipalities are San Manuel, Cabatuan, Luna, Burgos, San Mateo, and Roxas. Its distance from the national capital is 274.81 kilometers (170.76 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Cauayan, Isabela, 14.93 kilometers (9.28 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S65°E)
  • Ilagan, Isabela, 31.55 kilometers (19.60 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N57°E)
  • Santiago, Isabela, 35.03 kilometers (21.76 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S17°W)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 51.21 kilometers (31.82 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)
  • Tuguegarao, Cagayan, 69.54 kilometers (43.21 miles) to the North (N8°E)
  • Baguio, 128.62 kilometers (79.92 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S60°W)

Distance from Manila: 274.81 kilometers (170.76 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,017, ranked 773 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 44.62 square kilometers, ranked 909 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 303 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 644 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.11%, ranked 142 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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