Balagtas, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count9
Postal code3016
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
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%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balagtas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 186,619,777.62.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009110,097,537.21
2010119,980,628.858.98%
2011126,896,781.025.76%
2012129,805,478.402.29%
2013138,291,426.216.54%
2014152,026,077.679.93%
2015193,463,616.5927.26%
2016186,619,777.62-3.54%

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 Balagtas is 20 to 24, with 7,294 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 450 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,352
1 to 45,443
5 to 97,050
10 to 146,997
15 to 197,253
20 to 247,294
25 to 296,487
30 to 345,762
35 to 395,474
40 to 444,551
45 to 494,202
50 to 543,546
55 to 592,891
60 to 642,244
65 to 691,536
70 to 74815
75 to 79582
80 and over450
Total73,929

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 292 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 11.07 square kilometers, ranked 1,542 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 2,580 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 66 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.35%, ranked 1,338 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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