Alfonso Castañeda, Province of Nueva Vizcaya

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceNueva Vizcaya
Barangay count6
Postal code3714
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)375.40 km2 (144.94 sq mi)
Population (2015)7,940
Density (2015)21 / km2 (55 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 48' North, 121° 18' East (15.7951, 121.3005)
Estimated elevation above sea level311.1 meters (1,020.3 feet)

Alfonso Castañeda is a municipality in the landlocked province of Nueva Vizcaya.

The municipality has a land area of 375.40 square kilometers or 144.94 square miles which constitutes 9.44% of Nueva Vizcaya's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 7,940. This represented 1.76% of the total population of Nueva Vizcaya province, or 0.23% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 21 inhabitants per square kilometer or 55 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alfonso Castañeda has 6 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)
Abuyo19.16%1,5211,35612.17%2.21%
Cauayan5.23%41531432.17%5.45%
Galintuja9.70%770777-0.90%-0.17%
Lipuga5.16%4103798.18%1.51%
Lublub45.77%3,6343,5891.25%0.24%
Pelaway14.99%1,1901,01317.47%3.11%
Alfonso Castañeda Total7,9407,4286.89%1.28%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alfonso Castañeda for the fiscal year of 2016 was 73,077,754.85.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009185,673,267.27
2010107,598,579.97-42.05%
2011112,071,992.284.16%
2012
2013105,230,771.17
2014109,899,262.074.44%
201588,206,678.37-19.74%
201673,077,754.85-17.15%

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 Alfonso Castañeda is 5 to 9, with 1,034 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 56 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1204
1 to 4798
5 to 91,034
10 to 14939
15 to 19711
20 to 24670
25 to 29588
30 to 34572
35 to 39480
40 to 44434
45 to 49440
50 to 54318
55 to 59256
60 to 64172
65 to 69126
70 to 7481
75 to 7961
80 and over56
Total7,940

Historical population

The population of Alfonso Castañeda grew from 2,797 in 1980 to 7,940 in 2015, an increase of 5,143 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.28%, or an increase of 512 people, from the previous population of 7,428 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
2,797
3,7512.98%
4,4473.24%
4,8081.69%
6,6554.59%
7,4284.08%
7,9401.28%

Location

The municipal center of Alfonso Castañeda is situated at approximately 15° 48' North, 121° 18' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 311.1 meters or 1,020.3 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 Alfonso Castañeda are San Jose, Palayan, Muñoz, Cabanatuan, Gapan, and Urdaneta. The nearest municipalities are Pantabangan, Maria Aurora, Rizal, Bongabon, San Luis, and Laur. Its distance from the national capital is 137.66 kilometers (85.54 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 137.66 kilometers (85.54 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 7,940, ranked 1,517 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 144.94 square kilometers, ranked 224 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 21 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,550 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.28%, ranked 1,458 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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