Balagtas, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count9
Postal code3016
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)28.66 km2 (11.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)73,929
Density (2015)2,580 / km2 (6,678 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 49' North, 120° 54' East (14.8197, 120.9061)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.4 meters (27.4 feet)

Balagtas, formerly known as Bigaa, is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Bulacan.

The municipality has a land area of 28.66 square kilometers or 11.07 square miles which constitutes 1.02% of Bulacan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 73,929. This represented 2.25% of the total population of Bulacan province, or 0.66% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 2,580 inhabitants per square kilometer or 6,678 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balagtas has 9 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)
Borol 1st13.78%10,19010,1790.11%0.02%
Borol 2nd9.80%7,2437,801-7.15%-1.40%
Dalig2.64%1,9491,8326.39%1.19%
Longos3.76%2,7792,6076.60%1.22%
Panginay17.01%12,57812,4610.94%0.18%
Pulong Gubat10.42%7,7014,14185.97%12.54%
San Juan13.74%10,1589,2389.96%1.82%
Santol22.11%16,34612,46531.14%5.30%
Wawa6.74%4,9854,7165.70%1.06%
Balagtas Total73,92965,44012.97%2.35%

Historical population

The population of Balagtas grew from 10,280 in 1960 to 73,929 in 2015, an increase of 63,649 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.35%, or an increase of 8,489 people, from the previous population of 65,440 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,280
17,1095.11%
21,4224.61%
28,6545.99%
42,6584.06%
49,2102.71%
56,9453.18%
62,6841.33%
65,4401.58%
73,9292.35%

Location

The municipal center of Balagtas is situated at approximately 14° 49' North, 120° 54' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.4 meters or 27.4 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 Balagtas are Malolos, Meycauayan, Valenzuela, San Jose del Monte, Malabon, and Navotas. The nearest municipalities are Bocaue, Guiguinto, Bulakan, Santa Maria, Pandi, and Marilao. Its distance from the national capital is 26.57 kilometers (16.51 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Malolos, Bulacan, 10.43 kilometers (6.48 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N77°W)
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan, 10.78 kilometers (6.70 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Valenzuela, 13.12 kilometers (8.15 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S19°E)
  • San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, 15.20 kilometers (9.44 miles) to the East (S86°E)
  • Malabon, 16.91 kilometers (10.51 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S19°E)
  • Navotas, 18.56 kilometers (11.54 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)

Distance from Manila: 26.57 kilometers (16.51 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S17°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 73,929, ranked 297 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 11.07 square kilometers, ranked 1,548 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 2,580 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 67 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.35%, ranked 252 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. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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