Palayan, Province of Nueva Ecija

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceNueva Ecija
Barangay count19
Postal code3132
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)101.40 km2 (39.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)41,041
Density (2015)405 / km2 (1,048 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 32' North, 121° 5' East (15.5408, 121.0842)
Estimated elevation above sea level72.6 meters (238.0 feet)

Palayan is a component city in the landlocked province of Nueva Ecija. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 101.40 square kilometers or 39.15 square miles which constitutes 1.76% of Nueva Ecija's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 41,041. This represented 1.91% of the total population of Nueva Ecija province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 405 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,048 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Palayan has 19 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)
Atate7.82%3,2102,66820.31%3.58%
Aulo2.90%1,19085838.69%6.43%
Bagong Buhay2.35%9631,195-19.41%-4.03%
Bo. Militar14.28%5,8595,6204.25%0.80%
Caballero7.26%2,9812,64812.58%2.28%
Caimito5.75%2,3592,1629.11%1.67%
Doña Josefa5.43%2,2291,66833.63%5.68%
Ganaderia3.22%1,3231,11918.23%3.24%
Imelda Valley5.74%2,3562,2504.71%0.88%
Langka3.17%1,3021,11816.46%2.94%
Malate4.61%1,8931,8810.64%0.12%
Maligaya3.43%1,4061,489-5.57%-1.09%
Manacnac4.70%1,9291,75310.04%1.84%
Mapait1.66%6816426.07%1.13%
Marcos Village5.83%2,3932,03117.82%3.17%
Popolon Pagas2.43%9979198.49%1.56%
Santolan4.84%1,9851,8228.95%1.64%
Sapang Buho9.48%3,8923,7463.90%0.73%
Singalat5.10%2,0931,63028.40%4.88%
Palayan Total41,04137,21910.27%1.88%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Palayan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 294,775,353.80.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009188,662,386.26
2010209,796,726.7011.20%
2011225,008,558.237.25%
2012193,648,163.43-13.94%
2013209,283,344.228.07%
2014239,766,223.5614.57%
2015272,329,408.8113.58%
2016294,775,353.808.24%

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 Palayan is 5 to 9, with 4,405 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 316 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1750
1 to 43,541
5 to 94,405
10 to 144,348
15 to 194,021
20 to 243,915
25 to 293,362
30 to 342,958
35 to 392,734
40 to 442,358
45 to 492,268
50 to 541,886
55 to 591,569
60 to 641,118
65 to 69707
70 to 74455
75 to 79330
80 and over316
Total41,041

Historical population

The population of Palayan grew from 8,382 in 1970 to 41,041 in 2015, an increase of 32,659 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.88%, or an increase of 3,822 people, from the previous population of 37,219 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,382
12,1407.72%
14,9594.26%
20,3933.15%
26,8515.29%
31,2533.31%
32,7900.66%
37,2194.72%
41,0411.88%

Location

The city center of Palayan is situated at approximately 15° 32' North, 121° 5' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 72.6 meters or 238.0 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 Palayan are Cabanatuan, Muñoz, Gapan, San Jose, Tarlac City, and Mabalacat. The nearest municipalities are General Mamerto Natividad, Laur, Bongabon, Llanera, Talavera, and Rizal. Its distance from the national capital is 105.74 kilometers (65.70 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 105.74 kilometers (65.70 miles) to the South (S6°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 41,041, ranked 613 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 39.15 square kilometers, ranked 987 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 405 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 465 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.88%, ranked 1,088 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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