Bocaue, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count19
Postal code3018
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)31.87 km2 (12.31 sq mi)
Population (2015)119,675
Density (2015)3,755 / km2 (9,722 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 48' North, 120° 56' East (14.7996, 120.9264)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.7 meters (25.2 feet)

Bocaue is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Bulacan.

The municipality has a land area of 31.87 square kilometers or 12.31 square miles which constitutes 1.14% of Bulacan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 119,675. This represented 3.64% of the total population of Bulacan province, or 1.07% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 3,755 inhabitants per square kilometer or 9,722 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bocaue has 19 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)
Antipona1.91%2,2892,298-0.39%-0.07%
Bagumbayan2.99%3,5732,18763.37%9.80%
Bambang6.54%7,8309,072-13.69%-2.76%
Batia26.46%31,66319,56161.87%9.60%
Biñang 1st2.92%3,4963,4650.89%0.17%
Biñang 2nd1.73%2,0722,421-14.42%-2.92%
Bolacan1.00%1,1991,1068.41%1.55%
Bundukan5.68%6,7966,6681.92%0.36%
Bunlo3.92%4,6864,942-5.18%-1.01%
Caingin4.64%5,5515,2535.67%1.06%
Duhat6.22%7,4447,0944.93%0.92%
Igulot1.18%1,4081,468-4.09%-0.79%
Lolomboy13.79%16,50716,4210.52%0.10%
Poblacion0.34%405786-48.47%-11.86%
Sulucan2.15%2,5722,715-5.27%-1.02%
Taal7.25%8,6818,5201.89%0.36%
Tambobong4.64%5,5584,54922.18%3.89%
Turo5.06%6,0586,0000.97%0.18%
Wakas1.58%1,8871,8810.32%0.06%
Bocaue Total119,675106,40712.47%2.26%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bocaue for the fiscal year of 2016 was 265,215,501.14.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009147,751,013.71
2010154,160,306.754.34%
2011167,587,099.858.71%
2012181,959,321.448.58%
2013196,824,680.538.17%
2014223,320,347.7513.46%
2015242,337,270.638.52%
2016265,215,501.149.44%

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 Bocaue is 5 to 9, with 12,272 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 851 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,334
1 to 49,426
5 to 912,272
10 to 1411,824
15 to 1911,898
20 to 2411,319
25 to 2910,046
30 to 349,057
35 to 398,712
40 to 447,558
45 to 496,656
50 to 545,472
55 to 594,326
60 to 643,414
65 to 692,308
70 to 741,317
75 to 79885
80 and over851
Total119,675

Historical population

The population of Bocaue grew from 22,417 in 1960 to 119,675 in 2015, an increase of 97,258 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.26%, or an increase of 13,268 people, from the previous population of 106,407 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
22,417
33,9534.14%
40,5773.64%
49,6934.13%
67,2433.07%
69,7180.68%
86,9944.86%
105,8172.74%
106,4070.20%
119,6752.26%

Location

The municipal center of Bocaue is situated at approximately 14° 48' North, 120° 56' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.7 meters or 25.2 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 Bocaue are Meycauayan, Valenzuela, San Jose del Monte, Malolos, Malabon, and Navotas. The nearest municipalities are Balagtas, Santa Maria, Bulakan, Marilao, Guiguinto, and Pandi. Its distance from the national capital is 23.83 kilometers (14.81 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Meycauayan, Bulacan, 7.78 kilometers (4.84 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S25°E)
  • Valenzuela, 10.39 kilometers (6.46 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, 13.02 kilometers (8.09 miles) to the East (N85°E)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 13.16 kilometers (8.18 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N70°W)
  • Malabon, 14.16 kilometers (8.80 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Navotas, 15.96 kilometers (9.91 miles) to the South (S8°E)

Distance from Manila: 23.83 kilometers (14.81 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 119,675, ranked 129 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 12.31 square kilometers, ranked 1,521 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 3,755 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 44 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.26%, ranked 80 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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