Guagua, Province of Pampanga

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
Barangay count31
Postal code2003
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)48.67 km2 (18.79 sq mi)
Population (2015)117,430
Density (2015)2,413 / km2 (6,250 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 58' North, 120° 38' East (14.9654, 120.6336)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.1 meters (33.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 48.67 square kilometers or 18.79 square miles which constitutes 2.43% of Pampanga's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 117,430. This represented 5.34% of the total population of Pampanga province, or 1.05% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 2,413 inhabitants per square kilometer or 6,250 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Guagua has 31 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)
Ascomo2.73%3,2102,77815.55%2.79%
Bancal5.68%6,6756,5451.99%0.38%
Jose Abad Santos1.79%2,1031,90310.51%1.92%
Lambac2.88%3,3773,2673.37%0.63%
Magsaysay2.83%3,3192,75220.60%3.63%
Maquiapo2.88%3,3783,3750.09%0.02%
Natividad5.24%6,1515,40213.87%2.50%
Plaza Burgos0.23%26923713.50%2.44%
Pulungmasle7.97%9,3598,9994.00%0.75%
Rizal3.36%3,9433,42115.26%2.74%
San Agustin4.93%5,7925,18711.66%2.12%
San Antonio3.78%4,4364,4200.36%0.07%
San Isidro1.15%1,3461,3370.67%0.13%
San Jose1.77%2,0761,9934.16%0.78%
San Juan2.14%2,5092,4193.72%0.70%
San Juan Bautista2.16%2,5372,5071.20%0.23%
San Juan Nepomuceno5.16%6,0605,9362.09%0.39%
San Matias2.98%3,5003,4232.25%0.42%
San Miguel4.01%4,7104,6910.41%0.08%
San Nicolas 1st1.39%1,6321,6270.31%0.06%
San Nicolas 2nd2.22%2,6112,5552.19%0.41%
San Pablo2.53%2,9662,9630.10%0.02%
San Pedro4.53%5,3144,9018.43%1.55%
San Rafael3.36%3,9433,52611.83%2.15%
San Roque2.77%3,2513,1842.10%0.40%
San Vicente5.09%5,9725,5417.78%1.44%
Santa Filomena1.61%1,8881,7975.06%0.95%
Santa Ines2.93%3,4383,3991.15%0.22%
Santa Ursula5.08%5,9615,5746.94%1.29%
Santo Cristo3.07%3,6053,5182.47%0.47%
Santo Niño1.79%2,0992,0223.81%0.71%
Guagua Total117,430111,1995.60%1.04%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Guagua for the fiscal year of 2016 was 228,146,371.02.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009125,520,324.97
2010132,518,216.125.58%
2011143,824,069.168.53%
2012144,487,246.520.46%
2013161,802,987.9811.98%
2014184,819,579.5014.23%
2015205,415,199.0311.14%
2016228,146,371.0211.07%

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 Guagua is 15 to 19, with 11,219 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,213 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,954
1 to 48,101
5 to 910,916
10 to 1411,196
15 to 1911,219
20 to 2410,637
25 to 299,722
30 to 348,672
35 to 398,717
40 to 447,557
45 to 497,139
50 to 545,903
55 to 594,652
60 to 643,870
65 to 693,041
70 to 741,642
75 to 791,279
80 and over1,213
Total117,430

Historical population

The population of Guagua grew from 40,126 in 1960 to 117,430 in 2015, an increase of 77,304 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.04%, or an increase of 6,231 people, from the previous population of 111,199 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
40,126
58,2703.72%
65,3362.32%
72,6092.13%
88,2901.97%
95,3631.45%
97,6320.51%
104,6010.96%
111,1992.25%
117,4301.04%

Location

The municipal center of Guagua is situated at approximately 14° 58' North, 120° 38' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.1 meters or 33.1 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 Guagua are San Fernando, Angeles, Malolos, Mabalacat, Balanga, and Olongapo. The nearest municipalities are Sasmuan, Bacolor, Santa Rita, Lubao, Minalin, and Santo Tomas. Its distance from the national capital is 55.77 kilometers (34.65 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 9.51 kilometers (5.91 miles) to the Northeast (N42°E)
  • Angeles, 19.92 kilometers (12.38 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 23.62 kilometers (14.68 miles) to the Southeast (S54°E)
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga, 29.21 kilometers (18.15 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N13°W)
  • Balanga, Bataan, 33.17 kilometers (20.61 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S17°W)
  • Olongapo, 40.48 kilometers (25.16 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S68°W)

Distance from Manila: 55.77 kilometers (34.65 miles) to the Southeast (S42°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 117,430, ranked 121 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 18.79 square kilometers, ranked 1,346 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 2,413 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 66 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.04%, ranked 982 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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