Bacolor, Province of Pampanga

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
Barangay count21
Postal code2001
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)71.70 km2 (27.68 sq mi)
Population (2015)39,460
Density (2015)550 / km2 (1,426 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 60' North, 120° 39' East (14.9965, 120.6513)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.8 meters (35.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 71.70 square kilometers or 27.68 square miles which constitutes 3.58% of Pampanga's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,460. This represented 1.80% of the total population of Pampanga province, or 0.35% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 550 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,426 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bacolor has 21 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)
Balas0.61%2392189.63%1.77%
Cabalantian11.32%4,4663,16441.15%6.78%
Cabambangan1.56%615656-6.25%-1.22%
Cabetican8.83%3,4863,00516.01%2.87%
Calibutbut30.53%12,0489,32029.27%5.01%
Concepcion0.41%16011835.59%5.97%
Dolores1.38%54441232.04%5.43%
Duat0.53%210324-35.19%-7.92%
Macabacle1.98%780808-3.47%-0.67%
Magliman5.46%2,1562,1201.70%0.32%
Maliwalu3.05%1,2031,01318.76%3.33%
Mesalipit0.48%19112256.56%8.91%
Parulog1.66%656696-5.75%-1.12%
Potrero0.89%350139151.80%19.22%
San Antonio1.89%74739688.64%12.84%
San Isidro14.45%5,7035,04113.13%2.38%
San Vicente6.70%2,6431,79647.16%7.63%
Santa Barbara2.69%1,06179134.13%5.75%
Santa Ines2.82%1,11278441.84%6.88%
Talba0.34%13536275.00%28.62%
Tinajero2.42%95554973.95%11.12%
Bacolor Total39,46031,50825.24%4.38%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bacolor for the fiscal year of 2016 was 137,654,961.27.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200955,499,072.86
201068,092,231.2022.69%
201179,814,980.4717.22%
201274,298,873.63-6.91%
201390,714,345.1222.09%
2014108,741,037.1919.87%
2015122,117,654.1812.30%
2016137,654,961.2712.72%

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 Bacolor is 15 to 19, with 3,877 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 335 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1685
1 to 42,966
5 to 93,826
10 to 143,696
15 to 193,877
20 to 243,440
25 to 293,168
30 to 343,242
35 to 393,128
40 to 442,548
45 to 492,266
50 to 541,817
55 to 591,463
60 to 641,211
65 to 69936
70 to 74474
75 to 79382
80 and over335
Total39,460

Historical population

The population of Bacolor grew from 29,634 in 1960 to 39,460 in 2015, an increase of 9,826 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 4.38%, or an increase of 7,952 people, from the previous population of 31,508 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
29,634
40,2123.03%
46,0442.75%
50,9422.04%
67,2592.82%
13,097-26.40%
16,1474.59%
25,2386.35%
31,5088.41%
39,4604.38%

Location

The municipal center of Bacolor is situated at approximately 14° 60' North, 120° 39' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.8 meters or 35.3 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 Bacolor are San Fernando, Angeles, Malolos, Mabalacat, Balanga, and Meycauayan. The nearest municipalities are Santa Rita, Guagua, Minalin, Santo Tomas, Sasmuan, and Lubao. Its distance from the national capital is 57.17 kilometers (35.52 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 5.75 kilometers (3.57 miles) to the Northeast (N51°E)
  • Angeles, 17.27 kilometers (10.73 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 24.40 kilometers (15.16 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga, 26.41 kilometers (16.41 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)
  • Balanga, Bataan, 37.03 kilometers (23.01 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S19°W)
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan, 43.76 kilometers (27.19 miles) to the Southeast (S49°E)

Distance from Manila: 57.17 kilometers (35.52 miles) to the Southeast (S38°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,460, ranked 643 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 27.68 square kilometers, ranked 1,180 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 550 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 322 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 4.38%, ranked 523 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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