Bulakan, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count14
Postal code3017
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)72.90 km2 (28.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)76,565
Density (2015)1,050 / km2 (2,720 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 48' North, 120° 53' East (14.7943, 120.8795)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.3 meters (27.2 feet)

Bulakan is a coastal municipality in the province of Bulacan.

The municipality has a land area of 72.90 square kilometers or 28.15 square miles which constitutes 2.61% of Bulacan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 76,565. This represented 2.33% of the total population of Bulacan province, or 0.68% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,050 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,720 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bulakan has 14 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)
Bagumbayan4.83%3,7013,27912.87%2.33%
Balubad4.38%3,3573,0769.14%1.68%
Bambang17.77%13,60413,5660.28%0.05%
Matungao15.21%11,6469,69920.07%3.54%
Maysantol3.62%2,7682,7122.06%0.39%
Perez3.11%2,3812,15210.64%1.94%
Pitpitan5.90%4,5164,02812.12%2.20%
San Francisco8.03%6,1455,22117.70%3.15%
San Jose4.40%3,3723,3271.35%0.26%
San Nicolas7.58%5,8045,2829.88%1.81%
Santa Ana10.61%8,1227,6855.69%1.06%
Santa Ines3.28%2,5082,682-6.49%-1.27%
Taliptip7.17%5,4906,202-11.48%-2.30%
Tibig4.12%3,1512,84010.95%2.00%
Bulakan Total76,56571,7516.71%1.24%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bulakan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 147,942,820.53.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200988,340,208.50
201094,910,414.827.44%
2011104,505,775.4610.11%
2012100,893,859.05-3.46%
2013109,412,948.608.44%
2014122,391,305.6311.86%
2015134,611,188.289.98%
2016147,942,820.539.90%

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 Bulakan is 20 to 24, with 7,049 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 698 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,258
1 to 45,241
5 to 96,842
10 to 146,914
15 to 196,973
20 to 247,049
25 to 296,433
30 to 345,945
35 to 395,600
40 to 444,861
45 to 494,726
50 to 544,055
55 to 593,396
60 to 642,795
65 to 691,962
70 to 74999
75 to 79818
80 and over698
Total76,565

Historical population

The population of Bulakan grew from 18,395 in 1960 to 76,565 in 2015, an increase of 58,170 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.24%, or an increase of 4,814 people, from the previous population of 71,751 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,395
26,7503.73%
28,3611.18%
34,9204.25%
48,7703.40%
54,2362.01%
62,9033.23%
72,2891.94%
71,751-0.27%
76,5651.24%

Location

The municipal center of Bulakan is situated at approximately 14° 48' North, 120° 53' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.3 meters or 27.2 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 Bulakan are Malolos, Meycauayan, Valenzuela, Malabon, Navotas, and San Jose del Monte. The nearest municipalities are Guiguinto, Balagtas, Bocaue, Marilao, Santa Maria, and Plaridel. Its distance from the national capital is 25.00 kilometers (15.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Malolos, Bulacan, 8.92 kilometers (5.54 miles) to the Northwest (N55°W)
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan, 10.57 kilometers (6.57 miles) to the Southeast (S52°E)
  • Valenzuela, 11.97 kilometers (7.44 miles) to the Southeast (S37°E)
  • Malabon, 15.62 kilometers (9.70 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S32°E)
  • Navotas, 16.89 kilometers (10.49 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)
  • San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, 18.10 kilometers (11.25 miles) to the East (N85°E)

Distance from Manila: 25.00 kilometers (15.53 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 76,565, ranked 274 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 28.15 square kilometers, ranked 1,214 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,050 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 156 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.24%, ranked 1,136 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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