Cabanatuan, Province of Nueva Ecija

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceNueva Ecija
Barangay count89
Postal code3100
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)192.29 km2 (74.24 sq mi)
Population (2015)302,231
Density (2015)1,572 / km2 (4,071 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 29' North, 120° 58' East (15.4902, 120.9665)
Estimated elevation above sea level37.5 meters (123.1 feet)

Cabanatuan is a component city in the landlocked province of Nueva Ecija.

The city has a land area of 192.29 square kilometers or 74.24 square miles which constitutes 3.34% of Nueva Ecija's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 302,231. This represented 14.05% of the total population of Nueva Ecija province, or 2.69% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,572 inhabitants per square kilometer or 4,071 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cabanatuan has 89 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)
Aduas Centro1.69%5,1165,0301.71%0.32%
Aduas Norte1.84%5,5465,3343.97%0.74%
Aduas Sur2.23%6,7456,4724.22%0.79%
Bagong Buhay0.28%85258944.65%7.28%
Bagong Sikat1.52%4,5993,89917.95%3.19%
Bakero1.02%3,0732,57719.25%3.41%
Bakod Bayan2.53%7,6595,69134.58%5.82%
Balite0.71%2,1411,84116.30%2.92%
Bangad2.51%7,5967,3812.91%0.55%
Bantug Bulalo0.79%2,3902,2108.14%1.50%
Bantug Norte2.88%8,6958,0478.05%1.49%
Barlis0.68%2,0661,74918.12%3.22%
Barrera District1.78%5,3746,129-12.32%-2.47%
Bernardo District0.41%1,2331,1903.61%0.68%
Bitas1.91%5,7795,21010.92%1.99%
Bonifacio District0.97%2,9172,8163.59%0.67%
Buliran1.10%3,3223,0917.47%1.38%
Caalibangbangan3.68%11,1129,80313.35%2.42%
Cabu1.34%4,0543,22425.74%4.46%
Calawagan0.58%1,7571,53314.61%2.63%
Campo Tinio3.79%11,4498,65632.27%5.47%
Caridad0.62%1,8851,7487.84%1.45%
Caudillo0.53%1,6141,41014.47%2.61%
Cinco‑Cinco0.60%1,8161,6887.58%1.40%
City Supermarket0.06%17213923.74%4.14%
Communal0.48%1,4511,3755.53%1.03%
Cruz Roja1.37%4,1453,50918.12%3.22%
Daang Sarile2.38%7,1917,0362.20%0.42%
Dalampang0.68%2,0571,74417.95%3.19%
Dicarma1.48%4,4803,23938.31%6.37%
Dimasalang0.47%1,4211,4190.14%0.03%
Dionisio S. Garcia2.34%7,0766,06516.67%2.98%
Fatima0.29%8868780.91%0.17%
General Luna0.51%1,5481,884-17.83%-3.67%
Hermogenes C. Concepcion, Sr.1.34%4,0393,20426.06%4.51%
Ibabao Bana0.77%2,3132,1109.62%1.76%
Imelda District1.32%4,0013,8972.67%0.50%
Isla0.69%2,0811,05697.06%13.79%
Kalikid Norte1.11%3,3442,98512.03%2.19%
Kalikid Sur1.67%5,0564,12622.54%3.95%
Kapitan Pepe1.46%4,4253,78816.82%3.00%
Lagare0.78%2,3662,05115.36%2.76%
Lourdes0.81%2,4572,14914.33%2.58%
M. S. Garcia1.55%4,6703,67926.94%4.65%
Mabini Extension1.10%3,3143,0269.52%1.75%
Mabini Homesite1.43%4,3174,3110.14%0.03%
Macatbong1.12%3,3782,96513.93%2.51%
Magsaysay District1.49%4,4924,3253.86%0.72%
Magsaysay South0.93%2,8002,03737.46%6.24%
Maria Theresa0.31%9309290.11%0.02%
Matadero0.37%1,1231,1180.45%0.08%
Mayapyap Norte0.76%2,2882,07810.11%1.85%
Mayapyap Sur1.81%5,4735,3093.09%0.58%
Melojavilla0.22%6546225.14%0.96%
Nabao0.24%7306679.45%1.73%
Obrero1.44%4,3613,62620.27%3.58%
Padre Burgos0.11%324682-52.49%-13.21%
Padre Crisostomo1.33%4,0183,9461.82%0.34%
Pagas0.99%2,9972,50119.83%3.50%
Palagay0.73%2,2211,76425.91%4.48%
Pamaldan1.28%3,8703,38714.26%2.57%
Pangatian0.93%2,8153,044-7.52%-1.48%
Patalac0.78%2,3491,97319.06%3.38%
Polilio0.86%2,6052,3729.82%1.80%
Pula0.57%1,7081,51212.96%2.35%
Quezon District0.64%1,9491,8465.58%1.04%
Rizdelis0.26%7897396.77%1.25%
Samon0.57%1,7131,55510.16%1.86%
San Isidro1.65%4,9964,6068.47%1.56%
San Josef Norte1.47%4,4424,2763.88%0.73%
San Josef Sur2.25%6,7936,2927.96%1.47%
San Juan Poblacion2.21%6,6876,3685.01%0.94%
San Roque Norte0.37%1,1281,159-2.67%-0.51%
San Roque Sur0.45%1,3561,2885.28%0.98%
Sanbermicristi0.44%1,3311,418-6.14%-1.20%
Sangitan0.67%2,0152,192-8.07%-1.59%
Sangitan East0.68%2,0501,9316.16%1.15%
Santa Arcadia1.52%4,5984,00414.84%2.67%
Santo Niño0.60%1,8071,8020.28%0.05%
Sapang0.46%1,3821,21014.21%2.56%
Sumacab Este1.36%4,1183,8985.64%1.05%
Sumacab Norte1.55%4,6984,5124.12%0.77%
Sumacab South1.48%4,4873,87615.76%2.83%
Talipapa0.57%1,7261,932-10.66%-2.12%
Valdefuente1.43%4,3214,0875.73%1.07%
Valle Cruz1.61%4,8563,84226.39%4.56%
Vijandre District0.46%1,3761,3750.07%0.01%
Villa Ofelia‑Caridad0.44%1,3191,16513.22%2.39%
Zulueta District0.52%1,5581,4586.86%1.27%
Cabanatuan Total302,231272,67610.84%1.98%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cabanatuan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,169,351,998.74.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009661,409,006.78
2010728,224,840.7910.10%
2011808,887,781.9611.08%
2012778,101,456.79-3.81%
2013835,428,589.367.37%
2014967,154,911.2115.77%
20151,056,972,930.299.29%
20161,169,351,998.7410.63%

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 Cabanatuan is 15 to 19, with 30,458 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 2,321 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 15,717
1 to 423,193
5 to 929,803
10 to 1429,868
15 to 1930,458
20 to 2429,127
25 to 2925,731
30 to 3422,648
35 to 3921,638
40 to 4418,420
45 to 4916,959
50 to 5414,356
55 to 5911,535
60 to 648,502
65 to 695,828
70 to 743,595
75 to 792,532
80 and over2,321
Total302,231

Historical population

The population of Cabanatuan grew from 69,580 in 1960 to 302,231 in 2015, an increase of 232,651 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.98%, or an increase of 29,555 people, from the previous population of 272,676 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
69,580
99,8903.60%
115,2582.91%
138,2983.71%
173,0652.27%
201,0332.85%
222,8592.23%
259,2672.11%
272,6761.85%
302,2311.98%

Location

The city center of Cabanatuan is situated at approximately 15° 29' North, 120° 58' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 37.5 meters or 123.1 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 Cabanatuan are Palayan, Gapan, Muñoz, San Jose, Tarlac City, and Mabalacat. The nearest municipalities are Santa Rosa, Talavera, Aliaga, San Leonardo, Santo Domingo, and General Mamerto Natividad. Its distance from the national capital is 99.55 kilometers (61.86 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 99.55 kilometers (61.86 miles) to the South (S1°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 302,231, ranked 42 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 74.24 square kilometers, ranked 447 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,572 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 65 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.98%, ranked 530 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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