Obando, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count11
Postal code3021
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)52.10 km2 (20.12 sq mi)
Population (2015)59,197
Density (2015)1,136 / km2 (2,942 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 43' North, 120° 56' East (14.7125, 120.9351)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.5 meters (14.8 feet)

Obando is a coastal municipality in the province of Bulacan.

The municipality has a land area of 52.10 square kilometers or 20.12 square miles which constitutes 1.86% of Bulacan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 59,197. This represented 1.80% of the total population of Bulacan province, or 0.53% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,136 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,942 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Obando has 11 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)
Binuangan8.81%5,2185,2130.10%0.02%
Catanghalan5.34%3,1643,181-0.53%-0.10%
Hulo4.23%2,5032,4751.13%0.21%
Lawa14.28%8,4528,1184.11%0.77%
Paco11.60%6,8666,6762.85%0.54%
Pag‑asa5.84%3,4583,3812.28%0.43%
Paliwas10.33%6,1136,0810.53%0.10%
Panghulo21.56%12,76312,5331.84%0.35%
Salambao2.66%1,5751,33617.89%3.18%
San Pascual12.21%7,2287,0742.18%0.41%
Tawiran3.14%1,8571,941-4.33%-0.84%
Obando Total59,19758,0092.05%0.39%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Obando for the fiscal year of 2016 was 128,089,604.98.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200975,690,951.49
201080,365,988.636.18%
201186,321,776.227.41%
201283,996,725.48-2.69%
201391,918,358.979.43%
2014103,921,361.0813.06%
2015115,979,450.0311.60%
2016128,089,604.9810.44%

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 Obando is 5 to 9, with 5,730 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 496 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,013
1 to 44,358
5 to 95,730
10 to 145,599
15 to 195,612
20 to 245,466
25 to 294,827
30 to 344,381
35 to 394,324
40 to 443,579
45 to 493,472
50 to 542,946
55 to 592,489
60 to 642,115
65 to 691,472
70 to 74770
75 to 79548
80 and over496
Total59,197

Historical population

The population of Obando grew from 18,733 in 1960 to 59,197 in 2015, an increase of 40,464 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.39%, or an increase of 1,188 people, from the previous population of 58,009 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,733
27,1763.71%
32,3783.58%
39,6184.12%
46,3461.58%
51,4881.99%
52,9060.58%
56,2580.85%
58,0091.12%
59,1970.39%

Location

The municipal center of Obando is situated at approximately 14° 43' North, 120° 56' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.5 meters or 14.8 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 Obando are Valenzuela, Meycauayan, Malabon, Navotas, Caloocan, and Quezon City. The nearest municipalities are Marilao, Bocaue, Bulakan, Santa Maria, Balagtas, and Guiguinto. Its distance from the national capital is 14.33 kilometers (8.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Valenzuela, 1.31 kilometers (0.81 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S66°E)
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan, 3.53 kilometers (2.19 miles) to the Northeast (N42°E)
  • Malabon, 4.77 kilometers (2.96 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Navotas, 6.30 kilometers (3.92 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Caloocan, 8.09 kilometers (5.03 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • Quezon City, 14.00 kilometers (8.70 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S61°E)

Distance from Manila: 14.33 kilometers (8.90 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 59,197, ranked 415 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 20.12 square kilometers, ranked 1,369 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,136 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 147 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.39%, ranked 106 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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