Arayat, Province of Pampanga

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
Barangay count30
Postal code2012
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)134.48 km2 (51.92 sq mi)
Population (2015)133,492
Density (2015)993 / km2 (2,571 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 9' North, 120° 46' East (15.1501, 120.7675)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.9 meters (45.7 feet)

Arayat is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Pampanga.

The municipality has a land area of 134.48 square kilometers or 51.92 square miles which constitutes 6.72% of Pampanga's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 133,492. This represented 6.07% of the total population of Pampanga province, or 1.19% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 993 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,571 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Arayat has 30 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)
Arenas3.10%4,1334,1070.63%0.12%
Baliti1.93%2,5822,3609.41%1.73%
Batasan1.87%2,4932,3745.01%0.94%
Buensuceso3.24%4,3223,80113.71%2.48%
Candating3.77%5,0294,7715.41%1.01%
Cupang2.82%3,7633,33512.83%2.33%
Gatiawin4.74%6,3236,1323.11%0.59%
Guemasan3.08%4,1183,9833.39%0.64%
Kaledian4.06%5,4234,22328.42%4.88%
La Paz0.79%1,05987620.89%3.68%
Lacmit3.84%5,1244,8385.91%1.10%
Lacquios2.77%3,6983,13018.15%3.23%
Mangga‑Cacutud7.59%10,1339,3218.71%1.60%
Mapalad2.80%3,7353,22215.92%2.85%
Matamo2.66%3,5542,98219.18%3.40%
Panlinlang2.41%3,2142,9299.73%1.78%
Paralaya1.43%1,9131,7847.23%1.34%
Plazang Luma3.99%5,3304,76011.97%2.18%
Poblacion2.37%3,1673,174-0.22%-0.04%
San Agustin Norte2.69%3,5933,4952.80%0.53%
San Agustin Sur1.33%1,7721,6199.45%1.73%
San Antonio2.52%3,3612,97512.97%2.35%
San Jose Mesulo3.75%5,0044,8413.37%0.63%
San Juan Bano6.79%9,0657,57219.72%3.49%
San Mateo4.78%6,3825,62913.38%2.42%
San Nicolas6.16%8,2277,8554.74%0.88%
San Roque Bitas4.04%5,3895,0516.69%1.24%
Santo Niño Tabuan2.04%2,7252,30318.32%3.26%
Suclayin2.47%3,2913,0906.50%1.21%
Telapayong4.17%5,5704,81615.66%2.81%
Arayat Total133,492121,34810.01%1.83%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Arayat for the fiscal year of 2016 was 224,359,161.55.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009124,880,378.06
2010132,109,614.945.79%
2011144,613,877.999.47%
2012140,926,845.49-2.55%
2013157,931,325.7712.07%
2014183,173,113.6015.98%
2015205,523,400.2612.20%
2016224,359,161.559.16%

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 Arayat is 10 to 14, with 13,991 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,121 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,416
1 to 410,684
5 to 913,779
10 to 1413,991
15 to 1913,674
20 to 2412,567
25 to 2910,942
30 to 349,595
35 to 399,186
40 to 448,031
45 to 497,455
50 to 546,030
55 to 594,610
60 to 643,690
65 to 692,752
70 to 741,684
75 to 791,285
80 and over1,121
Total133,492

Historical population

The population of Arayat grew from 32,976 in 1960 to 133,492 in 2015, an increase of 100,516 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.83%, or an increase of 12,144 people, from the previous population of 121,348 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
32,976
45,8403.27%
52,7392.85%
56,7421.47%
73,1892.58%
85,9403.05%
101,7923.70%
118,3122.10%
121,3480.93%
133,4921.83%

Location

The municipal center of Arayat is situated at approximately 15° 9' North, 120° 46' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.9 meters or 45.7 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 Arayat are San Fernando, Angeles, Mabalacat, Gapan, Malolos, and Tarlac City. The nearest municipalities are Santa Ana, Candaba, Mexico, San Luis, Magalang, and Cabiao. Its distance from the national capital is 65.99 kilometers (41.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 65.99 kilometers (41.01 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 133,492, ranked 93 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 51.92 square kilometers, ranked 776 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 993 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 160 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.83%, ranked 676 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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