Morong, Province of Bataan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBataan
Barangay count5
Postal code2108
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)219.20 km2 (84.63 sq mi)
Population (2015)29,901
Density (2015)136 / km2 (353 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 41' North, 120° 16' East (14.6779, 120.2652)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.2 meters (33.5 feet)

Morong is a coastal municipality in the province of Bataan.

The municipality has a land area of 219.20 square kilometers or 84.63 square miles which constitutes 15.97% of Bataan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 29,901. This represented 3.93% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.27% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 136 inhabitants per square kilometer or 353 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Morong has 5 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)
Binaritan19.95%5,9665,27313.14%2.38%
Mabayo15.96%4,7714,27511.60%2.11%
Nagbalayong20.76%6,2075,6809.28%1.70%
Poblacion18.43%5,5115,1057.95%1.47%
Sabang24.90%7,4465,83827.54%4.74%
Morong Total29,90126,17114.25%2.57%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Morong for the fiscal year of 2016 was 120,865,448.71.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200970,008,238.02
201074,516,820.826.44%
201179,778,478.607.06%
201280,000,953.720.28%
201387,893,960.199.87%
2014101,032,718.0014.95%
2015120,956,012.5619.72%
2016120,865,448.71-0.07%

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 Morong is 5 to 9, with 3,364 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 198 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1782
1 to 42,882
5 to 93,364
10 to 143,023
15 to 192,806
20 to 242,661
25 to 292,519
30 to 342,262
35 to 391,886
40 to 441,622
45 to 491,495
50 to 541,289
55 to 591,129
60 to 64919
65 to 69587
70 to 74261
75 to 79198
80 and over216
Total29,901

Historical population

The population of Morong grew from 5,734 in 1960 to 29,901 in 2015, an increase of 24,167 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.57%, or an increase of 3,730 people, from the previous population of 26,171 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,734
6,7381.59%
7,7932.96%
10,6376.42%
17,1554.90%
18,7311.66%
21,2732.77%
27,1193.41%
26,171-1.29%
29,9012.57%

Location

The municipal center of Morong is situated at approximately 14° 41' North, 120° 16' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.2 meters or 33.5 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 Morong are Olongapo, Balanga, San Fernando, Angeles, Malolos, and Mabalacat. The nearest municipalities are Bagac, Subic, Castillejos, Abucay, Dinalupihan, and Hermosa. Its distance from the national capital is 77.60 kilometers (48.22 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Olongapo, 17.10 kilometers (10.62 miles) to the North (N7°E)
  • Balanga, Bataan, 29.70 kilometers (18.45 miles) to the East (N90°E)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 60.24 kilometers (37.43 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Angeles, 61.80 kilometers (38.40 miles) to the Northeast (N34°E)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 61.52 kilometers (38.23 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N73°E)
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga, 68.80 kilometers (42.75 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)

Distance from Manila: 77.60 kilometers (48.22 miles) to the East (S83°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 29,901, ranked 942 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 84.63 square kilometers, ranked 497 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 136 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,201 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.57%, ranked 613 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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