Muñoz, Province of Nueva Ecija

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceNueva Ecija
Barangay count37
Postal code3119
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)163.05 km2 (62.95 sq mi)
Population (2015)81,483
Density (2015)500 / km2 (1,294 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 43' North, 120° 54' East (15.7144, 120.9041)
Estimated elevation above sea level69.4 meters (227.6 feet)

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

The city has a land area of 163.05 square kilometers or 62.95 square miles which constitutes 2.83% of Nueva Ecija's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 81,483. This represented 3.79% of the total population of Nueva Ecija province, or 0.73% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 500 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,294 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Muñoz has 37 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)
Bagong Sikat2.49%2,0332,035-0.10%-0.02%
Balante2.50%2,0391,58928.32%4.86%
Bantug12.70%10,3459,26911.61%2.11%
Bical3.43%2,7932,5449.79%1.79%
Cabisuculan1.55%1,2641,10714.18%2.56%
Calabalabaan1.33%1,0801,0235.57%1.04%
Calisitan1.19%9689501.89%0.36%
Catalanacan3.93%3,2002,73417.04%3.04%
Curva1.47%1,2011,1038.88%1.63%
Franza3.25%2,6502,4956.21%1.15%
Gabaldon2.60%2,1181,80717.21%3.07%
Labney1.15%94084011.90%2.16%
Licaong1.98%1,6131,40115.13%2.72%
Linglingay3.66%2,9852,67511.59%2.11%
Magtanggol2.71%2,2051,93214.13%2.55%
Maligaya5.70%4,6434,3706.25%1.16%
Mangandingay2.07%1,6881,6363.18%0.60%
Mapangpang0.71%5755602.68%0.50%
Maragol3.60%2,9352,7875.31%0.99%
Matingkis1.19%9729274.85%0.91%
Naglabrahan0.72%5865428.12%1.50%
Palusapis3.41%2,7772,5887.30%1.35%
Pandalla1.18%96384214.37%2.59%
Poblacion East2.55%2,0802,189-4.98%-0.97%
Poblacion North3.38%2,7582,7281.10%0.21%
Poblacion South2.88%2,3502,3430.30%0.06%
Poblacion West5.01%4,0853,9134.40%0.82%
Rang‑ayan2.63%2,1392,0713.28%0.62%
Rizal2.01%1,6401,5356.84%1.27%
San Andres2.05%1,6671,50310.91%1.99%
San Antonio2.66%2,1661,89214.48%2.61%
San Felipe2.42%1,9731,8327.70%1.42%
Sapang Cawayan1.82%1,4831,32911.59%2.11%
Villa Cuizon1.84%1,4981,4930.33%0.06%
Villa Isla3.45%2,8112,7980.46%0.09%
Villa Nati1.60%1,3011,2166.99%1.29%
Villa Santos1.18%95986411.00%2.01%
Muñoz Total81,48375,4627.98%1.47%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Muñoz for the fiscal year of 2016 was 426,116,290.51.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009264,568,361.73
2010287,526,289.698.68%
2011311,741,291.268.42%
2012274,945,910.15-11.80%
2013299,977,588.989.10%
2014343,566,334.2214.53%
2015389,238,965.8113.29%
2016426,116,290.519.47%

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 Muñoz is 5 to 9, with 8,228 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 819 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,490
1 to 46,461
5 to 98,228
10 to 148,136
15 to 198,041
20 to 247,001
25 to 296,141
30 to 345,640
35 to 395,443
40 to 445,055
45 to 495,005
50 to 544,193
55 to 593,420
60 to 642,433
65 to 691,733
70 to 741,286
75 to 79958
80 and over819
Total81,483

Historical population

The population of Muñoz grew from 27,622 in 1960 to 81,483 in 2015, an increase of 53,861 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.47%, or an increase of 6,021 people, from the previous population of 75,462 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,622
35,7232.55%
38,6191.58%
43,2112.27%
50,3561.54%
60,1623.39%
65,5861.87%
71,6691.23%
75,4621.89%
81,4831.47%

Location

The city center of Muñoz is situated at approximately 15° 43' North, 120° 54' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 69.4 meters or 227.6 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 Muñoz are San Jose, Cabanatuan, Palayan, Tarlac City, Gapan, and Urdaneta. The nearest municipalities are Talugtug, Llanera, Santo Domingo, Talavera, Guimba, and Lupao. Its distance from the national capital is 124.62 kilometers (77.43 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 124.62 kilometers (77.43 miles) to the South (S4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 81,483, ranked 224 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.95 square kilometers, ranked 658 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 500 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 361 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.47%, ranked 1,197 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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