Peñaranda, Province of Nueva Ecija

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceNueva Ecija
Barangay count10
Postal code3103
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)95.00 km2 (36.68 sq mi)
Population (2015)29,882
Density (2015)315 / km2 (815 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 21' North, 121° 0' East (15.3530, 121.0025)
Estimated elevation above sea level38.3 meters (125.6 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 95.00 square kilometers or 36.68 square miles which constitutes 1.65% of Nueva Ecija's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 29,882. This represented 1.39% of the total population of Nueva Ecija province, or 0.27% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 315 inhabitants per square kilometer or 815 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Peñaranda has 10 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)
Callos11.12%3,3222,87815.43%2.77%
Las Piñas10.77%3,2192,76416.46%2.94%
Poblacion I5.79%1,7311,7041.58%0.30%
Poblacion II3.50%1,0471,0361.06%0.20%
Poblacion III3.81%1,1391,1033.26%0.61%
Poblacion IV5.41%1,6171,5901.70%0.32%
San Josef16.27%4,8624,08419.05%3.38%
San Mariano2.83%84774713.39%2.42%
Santo Tomas24.82%7,4177,1763.36%0.63%
Sinasajan15.66%4,6814,3288.16%1.50%
Peñaranda Total29,88227,4109.02%1.66%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Peñaranda for the fiscal year of 2016 was 90,574,063.06.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,859,870.34
201051,931,068.2810.82%
201159,438,795.4414.46%
201259,288,579.53-0.25%
201361,830,553.794.29%
201473,488,346.0218.85%
201582,474,859.7412.23%
201690,574,063.069.82%

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 Peñaranda is 5 to 9, with 3,209 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 302 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1572
1 to 42,712
5 to 93,209
10 to 142,973
15 to 192,973
20 to 242,690
25 to 292,189
30 to 342,060
35 to 392,008
40 to 441,761
45 to 491,608
50 to 541,370
55 to 591,165
60 to 64896
65 to 69650
70 to 74432
75 to 79302
80 and over312
Total29,882

Historical population

The population of Peñaranda grew from 10,768 in 1960 to 29,882 in 2015, an increase of 19,114 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.66%, or an increase of 2,472 people, from the previous population of 27,410 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,768
14,2262.76%
15,1421.26%
16,7532.04%
20,5002.04%
22,6611.90%
24,7491.91%
26,7251.07%
27,4100.93%
29,8821.66%

Location

The municipal center of Peñaranda is situated at approximately 15° 21' North, 121° 0' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 38.3 meters or 125.6 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 Peñaranda are Gapan, Cabanatuan, Palayan, Muñoz, Tarlac City, and San Jose. The nearest municipalities are San Leonardo, General Tinio, Santa Rosa, Jaen, San Isidro, and San Antonio. Its distance from the national capital is 84.39 kilometers (52.44 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 84.39 kilometers (52.44 miles) to the South (S2°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 29,882, ranked 896 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 36.68 square kilometers, ranked 1,028 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 315 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 595 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.66%, ranked 291 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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