Gapan, Province of Nueva Ecija

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceNueva Ecija
Barangay count23
Postal code3105
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)164.44 km2 (63.49 sq mi)
Population (2015)110,303
Density (2015)671 / km2 (1,737 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 19' North, 120° 57' East (15.3126, 120.9495)
Estimated elevation above sea level25.6 meters (84.0 feet)

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

The city has a land area of 164.44 square kilometers or 63.49 square miles which constitutes 2.86% of Nueva Ecija's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 110,303. This represented 5.13% of the total population of Nueva Ecija province, or 0.98% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 671 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,737 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gapan has 23 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)
Balante1.49%1,6471,5099.15%1.68%
Bayanihan4.65%5,1284,04226.87%4.64%
Bulak2.07%2,2791,87821.35%3.75%
Bungo2.13%2,3491,83927.73%4.77%
Kapalangan4.54%5,0104,7076.44%1.19%
Mabunga0.73%80170513.62%2.46%
Maburak2.81%3,0962,9325.59%1.04%
Mahipon2.08%2,2932,2511.87%0.35%
Makabaclay2.25%2,4801,77339.88%6.60%
Malimba2.64%2,9142,8492.28%0.43%
Mangino9.70%10,69410,0576.33%1.18%
Marelo1.75%1,9261,9160.52%0.10%
Pambuan10.83%11,94310,63812.27%2.23%
Parcutela1.26%1,3941,3195.69%1.06%
Puting Tubig2.15%2,3751,74336.26%6.07%
San Lorenzo5.11%5,6336,002-6.15%-1.20%
San Nicolas11.58%12,77111,34012.62%2.29%
San Roque7.89%8,6998,1167.18%1.33%
San Vicente7.80%8,6018,3223.35%0.63%
Santa Cruz3.44%3,7973,36912.70%2.30%
Santo Cristo Norte4.17%4,6004,5331.48%0.28%
Santo Cristo Sur3.94%4,3494,3210.65%0.12%
Santo Niño5.01%5,5245,3273.70%0.69%
Gapan Total110,303101,4888.69%1.60%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gapan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 481,188,389.06.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009337,951,764.86
2010347,010,578.622.68%
2011371,954,723.317.19%
2012352,512,884.14-5.23%
2013363,715,220.383.18%
2014406,789,705.5911.84%
2015454,728,278.2511.78%
2016481,188,389.065.82%

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 Gapan is 5 to 9, with 11,021 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 985 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,142
1 to 48,686
5 to 911,021
10 to 1410,981
15 to 1910,641
20 to 2410,288
25 to 299,059
30 to 348,253
35 to 397,935
40 to 446,793
45 to 496,132
50 to 545,131
55 to 594,195
60 to 643,241
65 to 692,343
70 to 741,473
75 to 79985
80 and over1,004
Total110,303

Historical population

The population of Gapan grew from 32,514 in 1960 to 110,303 in 2015, an increase of 77,789 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.60%, or an increase of 8,815 people, from the previous population of 101,488 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
32,514
45,4263.33%
50,5062.15%
60,0143.51%
70,4891.62%
77,7351.85%
89,1992.99%
98,7951.42%
101,4880.98%
110,3031.60%

Location

The city center of Gapan is situated at approximately 15° 19' North, 120° 57' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 25.6 meters or 84.0 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 Gapan are Cabanatuan, Palayan, San Fernando, Mabalacat, Tarlac City, and Angeles. The nearest municipalities are San Isidro, San Leonardo, Jaen, Peñaranda, San Antonio, and General Tinio. Its distance from the national capital is 79.95 kilometers (49.68 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 79.95 kilometers (49.68 miles) to the South (S2°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 110,303, ranked 138 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 63.49 square kilometers, ranked 653 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 671 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 263 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.60%, ranked 137 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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