Laur, Province of Nueva Ecija

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceNueva Ecija
Barangay count17
Postal code3129
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)295.88 km2 (114.24 sq mi)
Population (2015)35,656
Density (2015)121 / km2 (312 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 35' North, 121° 11' East (15.5854, 121.1832)
Estimated elevation above sea level70.9 meters (232.6 feet)

Laur is a municipality in the landlocked province of Nueva Ecija.

The municipality has a land area of 295.88 square kilometers or 114.24 square miles which constitutes 5.14% of Nueva Ecija's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,656. This represented 1.66% of the total population of Nueva Ecija province, or 0.32% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 121 inhabitants per square kilometer or 312 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Laur has 17 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)
Barangay I7.61%2,7152,5118.12%1.50%
Barangay II4.27%1,5241,23723.20%4.05%
Barangay III3.92%1,3991,3811.30%0.25%
Barangay IV8.57%3,0542,8925.60%1.04%
Betania1.64%5865771.56%0.30%
Canantong6.93%2,4712,23110.76%1.96%
Nauzon2.40%8578076.20%1.15%
Pangarulong1.18%42035119.66%3.48%
Pinagbayanan5.33%1,9011,69911.89%2.16%
Sagana8.18%2,9162,8263.18%0.60%
San Felipe5.54%1,9761,78410.76%1.97%
San Fernando8.56%3,0522,72212.12%2.20%
San Isidro9.70%3,4573,2307.03%1.30%
San Josef4.87%1,7361,57610.15%1.86%
San Juan5.93%2,1151,75220.72%3.65%
San Vicente6.49%2,3151,78329.84%5.10%
Siclong8.87%3,1622,84611.10%2.02%
Laur Total35,65632,20510.72%1.96%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Laur for the fiscal year of 2016 was 112,429,072.62.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200964,604,806.35
201066,698,340.743.24%
201172,434,303.408.60%
201271,383,933.86-1.45%
201381,370,676.4513.99%
201490,731,546.1411.50%
2015101,941,495.7512.36%
2016112,429,072.6210.29%

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 Laur is 5 to 9, with 3,787 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 338 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1713
1 to 43,068
5 to 93,787
10 to 143,692
15 to 193,461
20 to 243,212
25 to 292,799
30 to 342,505
35 to 392,432
40 to 442,162
45 to 491,914
50 to 541,638
55 to 591,259
60 to 641,095
65 to 69736
70 to 74485
75 to 79338
80 and over360
Total35,656

Historical population

The population of Laur grew from 11,165 in 1960 to 35,656 in 2015, an increase of 24,491 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.96%, or an increase of 3,451 people, from the previous population of 32,205 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,165
14,0852.30%
16,8963.72%
17,7290.97%
21,4641.93%
25,1433.01%
26,9021.46%
30,9971.97%
32,2051.40%
35,6561.96%

Location

The municipal center of Laur is situated at approximately 15° 35' North, 121° 11' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 70.9 meters or 232.6 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 Laur are Palayan, Cabanatuan, San Jose, Muñoz, Gapan, and Tarlac City. The nearest municipalities are Bongabon, General Mamerto Natividad, Rizal, Llanera, Gabaldon, and Pantabangan. Its distance from the national capital is 112.22 kilometers (69.73 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 112.22 kilometers (69.73 miles) to the South (S11°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,656, ranked 736 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 114.24 square kilometers, ranked 310 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 121 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,210 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.96%, ranked 275 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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