Zaragoza, Province of Nueva Ecija

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceNueva Ecija
Barangay count19
Postal code3110
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)72.02 km2 (27.81 sq mi)
Population (2015)49,387
Density (2015)686 / km2 (1,776 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 27' North, 120° 48' East (15.4482, 120.7948)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.9 meters (78.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 72.02 square kilometers or 27.81 square miles which constitutes 1.25% of Nueva Ecija's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 49,387. This represented 2.30% of the total population of Nueva Ecija province, or 0.44% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 686 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,776 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Zaragoza 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)
Batitang7.68%3,7923,4958.50%1.57%
Carmen6.89%3,4053,1547.96%1.47%
Concepcion11.21%5,5344,61219.99%3.53%
Del Pilar7.14%3,5283,3973.86%0.72%
General Luna4.63%2,2851,88521.22%3.73%
H. Romero1.53%75765216.10%2.88%
Macarse5.84%2,8842,50115.31%2.75%
Manaul2.57%1,2711,05120.93%3.69%
Mayamot2.75%1,3571,2439.17%1.68%
Pantoc2.67%1,3171,18611.05%2.01%
San Isidro12.04%5,9445,4429.22%1.69%
San Rafael2.71%1,3401,20011.67%2.12%
San Vicente3.13%1,5441,4774.54%0.85%
Santa Cruz3.51%1,7321,5889.07%1.67%
Santa Lucia Old3.56%1,7591,37028.39%4.87%
Santa Lucia Young6.59%3,2573,2340.71%0.14%
Santo Rosario Old6.54%3,2282,74217.72%3.16%
Santo Rosario Young7.93%3,9143,47012.80%2.32%
Valeriana1.09%53942526.82%4.63%
Zaragoza Total49,38744,12411.93%2.17%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Zaragoza for the fiscal year of 2016 was 106,720,859.47.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200957,570,268.70
201061,297,450.156.47%
201167,234,564.689.69%
201266,670,429.27-0.84%
201376,563,138.7314.84%
201488,041,887.0814.99%
201597,749,829.7911.03%
2016106,720,859.479.18%

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 Zaragoza is 20 to 24, with 4,839 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 468 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,001
1 to 44,020
5 to 94,761
10 to 144,827
15 to 194,555
20 to 244,839
25 to 294,250
30 to 343,750
35 to 393,453
40 to 442,938
45 to 492,704
50 to 542,404
55 to 591,956
60 to 641,306
65 to 69938
70 to 74698
75 to 79519
80 and over468
Total49,387

Historical population

The population of Zaragoza grew from 15,191 in 1960 to 49,387 in 2015, an increase of 34,196 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.17%, or an increase of 5,263 people, from the previous population of 44,124 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,191
19,5962.52%
21,5981.97%
24,4182.48%
28,7431.64%
33,8263.10%
37,6452.32%
40,3550.96%
44,1243.30%
49,3872.17%

Location

The municipal center of Zaragoza is situated at approximately 15° 27' North, 120° 48' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.9 meters or 78.5 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 Zaragoza are Cabanatuan, Gapan, Tarlac City, Muñoz, Palayan, and Mabalacat. The nearest municipalities are La Paz, Aliaga, Licab, Quezon, Santa Rosa, and San Antonio. Its distance from the national capital is 96.96 kilometers (60.25 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 96.96 kilometers (60.25 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 49,387, ranked 490 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 27.81 square kilometers, ranked 1,178 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 686 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 255 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.17%, ranked 409 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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