Baler, Province of Aurora

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceAurora
Barangay count13
Postal code3200
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)92.55 km2 (35.73 sq mi)
Population (2015)39,562
Density (2015)427 / km2 (1,107 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 46' North, 121° 34' East (15.7595, 121.5627)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.5 meters (34.4 feet)

Baler is a coastal municipality in the province of Aurora. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 92.55 square kilometers or 35.73 square miles which constitutes 2.94% of Aurora's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,562. This represented 18.46% of the total population of Aurora province, or 0.35% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 427 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,107 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Baler has 13 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)
Barangay I1.48%587717-18.13%-3.74%
Barangay II0.79%312374-16.58%-3.39%
Barangay III0.90%357434-17.74%-3.65%
Barangay IV0.92%363389-6.68%-1.31%
Barangay V4.34%1,7181,6623.37%0.63%
Buhangin13.42%5,3105,0575.00%0.93%
Calabuanan9.85%3,8953,22120.93%3.68%
Obligacion3.07%1,2151,1357.05%1.31%
Pingit14.95%5,9134,98918.52%3.29%
Reserva11.58%4,5804,06412.70%2.30%
Sabang12.22%4,8334,8290.08%0.02%
Suclayin16.03%6,3415,9237.06%1.31%
Zabali10.46%4,1383,21628.67%4.92%
Baler Total39,56236,0109.86%1.81%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Baler for the fiscal year of 2016 was 119,516,531.08.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200962,927,978.28
201065,851,240.684.65%
201171,636,329.358.79%
201271,666,041.180.04%
201379,589,121.8311.06%
201492,295,319.7515.96%
2015109,296,651.1918.42%
2016119,516,531.089.35%

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 Baler is 15 to 19, with 4,534 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 288 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1834
1 to 43,338
5 to 94,318
10 to 144,299
15 to 194,534
20 to 243,761
25 to 293,034
30 to 342,573
35 to 392,478
40 to 442,331
45 to 492,130
50 to 541,686
55 to 591,412
60 to 641,015
65 to 69715
70 to 74498
75 to 79318
80 and over288
Total39,562

Historical population

The population of Baler grew from 10,350 in 1960 to 39,562 in 2015, an increase of 29,212 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.81%, or an increase of 3,552 people, from the previous population of 36,010 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,350
14,6323.44%
16,0461.87%
18,3492.72%
24,6893.01%
26,9191.63%
29,9232.29%
34,4921.98%
36,0101.58%
39,5621.81%

Location

The municipal center of Baler is situated at approximately 15° 46' North, 121° 34' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.5 meters or 34.4 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 Baler are Palayan, San Jose, Cabanatuan, Muñoz, Gapan, and Santiago. The nearest municipalities are San Luis, Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Alfonso Castañeda, Gabaldon, and Dingalan. Its distance from the national capital is 143.70 kilometers (89.29 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 143.70 kilometers (89.29 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,562, ranked 689 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 35.73 square kilometers, ranked 1,088 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 427 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 460 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.81%, ranked 776 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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