Balanga, Province of Bataan

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBataan
Barangay count25
Postal code2100
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)111.63 km2 (43.10 sq mi)
Population (2015)96,061
Density (2015)861 / km2 (2,229 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 41' North, 120° 32' East (14.6795, 120.5409)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.8 meters (35.5 feet)

Balanga is a coastal component city in the province of Bataan. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 111.63 square kilometers or 43.10 square miles which constitutes 8.13% of Bataan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 96,061. This represented 12.63% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.86% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 861 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,229 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balanga 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)
Bagong Silang5.70%5,4724,68716.75%2.99%
Bagumbayan2.16%2,0742,366-12.34%-2.48%
Cabog‑Cabog2.13%2,0461,9156.84%1.27%
Camacho4.34%4,1703,61015.51%2.78%
Cataning8.47%8,1377,4389.40%1.72%
Central5.70%5,4724,89811.72%2.13%
Cupang North2.64%2,5362,09720.93%3.69%
Cupang Proper9.98%9,5838,51312.57%2.28%
Cupang West1.89%1,8111,821-0.55%-0.10%
Dangcol1.86%1,7841,41925.72%4.45%
Doña Francisca2.31%2,2192,857-22.33%-4.70%
Ibayo2.68%2,5702,3529.27%1.70%
Lote2.58%2,4832,3037.82%1.44%
Malabia0.75%723893-19.04%-3.94%
Munting Batangas2.87%2,7552,49610.38%1.90%
Poblacion0.83%79971212.22%2.22%
Pto. Rivas Ibaba4.49%4,3154,1464.08%0.76%
Pto. Rivas Itaas1.89%1,8161,7682.71%0.51%
San Jose6.53%6,2745,9705.09%0.95%
Sibacan2.35%2,2561,72830.56%5.21%
Talisay1.99%1,9071,7976.12%1.14%
Tanato0.85%81871813.93%2.51%
Tenejero11.41%10,9649,67413.33%2.41%
Tortugas3.09%2,9712,7388.51%1.57%
Tuyo10.52%10,1069,00412.24%2.22%
Balanga Total96,06187,9209.26%1.70%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balanga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 574,310,731.02.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009331,198,001.53
2010384,199,004.3316.00%
2011399,927,435.484.09%
2012388,656,619.23-2.82%
2013416,925,276.257.27%
2014466,218,237.6011.82%
2015521,987,321.2911.96%
2016574,310,731.0210.02%

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 Balanga is 15 to 19, with 9,526 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 731 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,913
1 to 47,488
5 to 99,092
10 to 148,994
15 to 199,526
20 to 248,739
25 to 297,928
30 to 347,533
35 to 397,059
40 to 445,959
45 to 495,492
50 to 544,712
55 to 593,904
60 to 643,127
65 to 692,146
70 to 74968
75 to 79731
80 and over750
Total96,061

Historical population

The population of Balanga grew from 18,143 in 1960 to 96,061 in 2015, an increase of 77,918 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.70%, or an increase of 8,141 people, from the previous population of 87,920 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,143
28,4844.51%
34,2893.79%
39,1322.68%
51,5122.79%
60,9123.19%
71,0883.37%
84,1052.35%
87,9201.63%
96,0611.70%

Location

The city center of Balanga is situated at approximately 14° 41' North, 120° 32' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.8 meters or 35.5 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 Balanga are Olongapo, Malolos, San Fernando, Valenzuela, Navotas, and Malabon. The nearest municipalities are Pilar, Abucay, Orion, Samal, Orani, and Limay. Its distance from the national capital is 48.31 kilometers (30.02 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pilar, Bataan, 1.89 kilometers (1.18 miles) to the Southeast (S42°E)
  • Abucay, Bataan, 4.67 kilometers (2.90 miles) to the North (N8°W)
  • Orion, Bataan, 7.85 kilometers (4.88 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S32°E)
  • Samal, Bataan, 9.94 kilometers (6.17 miles) to the North (N1°E)
  • Orani, Bataan, 13.42 kilometers (8.34 miles) to the North (N2°W)
  • Limay, Bataan, 14.19 kilometers (8.82 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S24°E)

Nearest cities

  • Olongapo, 32.41 kilometers (20.14 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 34.16 kilometers (21.23 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N58°E)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 42.01 kilometers (26.10 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N23°E)
  • Valenzuela, 43.76 kilometers (27.19 miles) to the East (N86°E)
  • Navotas, 43.90 kilometers (27.28 miles) to the East (S87°E)
  • Malabon, 44.85 kilometers (27.87 miles) to the East (S89°E)

Distance from Manila: 48.31 kilometers (30.02 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S78°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 96,061, ranked 195 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 43.10 square kilometers, ranked 965 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 861 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 207 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.70%, ranked 194 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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