Porac, Province of Pampanga

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
Barangay count29
Postal code2008
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)314.00 km2 (121.24 sq mi)
Population (2015)124,381
Density (2015)396 / km2 (1,026 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 4' North, 120° 32' East (15.0723, 120.5411)
Estimated elevation above sea level75.4 meters (247.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 314.00 square kilometers or 121.24 square miles which constitutes 15.68% of Pampanga's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 124,381. This represented 5.66% of the total population of Pampanga province, or 1.11% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 396 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,026 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Porac has 29 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)
Babo Pangulo2.67%3,3243,2063.68%0.69%
Babo Sacan4.37%5,4345,1555.41%1.01%
Balubad1.93%2,3982,2009.00%1.65%
Calzadang Bayu5.19%6,4506,0616.42%1.19%
Camias1.51%1,8831,7398.28%1.53%
Cangatba2.32%2,8912,47216.95%3.03%
Diaz0.22%270311-13.18%-2.66%
Dolores4.59%5,7095,07312.54%2.27%
Inararo0.57%7146834.54%0.85%
Jalung2.97%3,6953,4866.00%1.11%
Mancatian1.40%1,7431,00373.78%11.10%
Manibaug Libutad3.72%4,6273,97216.49%2.95%
Manibaug Paralaya10.94%13,60610,56528.78%4.93%
Manibaug Pasig3.33%4,1412,95040.37%6.67%
Manuali0.42%51935048.29%7.79%
Mitla Proper0.52%6416036.30%1.17%
Palat2.80%3,4873,2008.97%1.65%
Pias2.88%3,5773,21011.43%2.08%
Pio13.54%16,83815,9625.49%1.02%
Planas3.07%3,8233,6564.57%0.85%
Poblacion1.64%2,0441,9952.46%0.46%
Pulong Santol5.70%7,0896,34311.76%2.14%
Salu0.67%8357964.90%0.91%
San Jose Mitla0.53%65455817.20%3.07%
Santa Cruz14.07%17,50116,3986.73%1.25%
Sapang Uwak1.02%1,2641,01924.04%4.19%
Sepung Bulaun4.30%5,3545,0595.83%1.08%
Sinura2.44%3,0312,64614.55%2.62%
Villa Maria0.67%8397708.96%1.65%
Porac Total124,381111,44111.61%2.11%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Porac for the fiscal year of 2016 was 297,776,423.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009179,092,145.14
2010174,062,760.30-2.81%
2011196,142,152.9912.68%
2012195,059,054.95-0.55%
2013218,754,135.0012.15%
2014249,492,474.5114.05%
2015273,942,205.329.80%
2016297,776,423.378.70%

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 Porac is 10 to 14, with 12,833 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 878 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,277
1 to 49,852
5 to 912,497
10 to 1412,833
15 to 1912,452
20 to 2411,704
25 to 2910,669
30 to 349,645
35 to 398,971
40 to 447,755
45 to 496,990
50 to 545,764
55 to 594,295
60 to 643,140
65 to 692,350
70 to 741,285
75 to 791,024
80 and over878
Total124,381

Historical population

The population of Porac grew from 23,449 in 1960 to 124,381 in 2015, an increase of 100,932 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.11%, or an increase of 12,940 people, from the previous population of 111,441 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
23,449
36,2324.35%
44,4624.19%
50,9062.74%
68,2152.97%
75,4081.90%
80,7571.48%
102,9623.41%
111,4412.92%
124,3812.11%

Location

The municipal center of Porac is situated at approximately 15° 4' North, 120° 32' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 75.4 meters or 247.3 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 Porac are Angeles, Mabalacat, San Fernando, Olongapo, Malolos, and Balanga. The nearest municipalities are Floridablanca, Santa Rita, Bacolor, Guagua, Lubao, and Sasmuan. Its distance from the national capital is 71.21 kilometers (44.25 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Angeles, 9.01 kilometers (5.60 miles) to the Northeast (N34°E)
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga, 17.01 kilometers (10.57 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N12°E)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 16.99 kilometers (10.56 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S74°E)
  • Olongapo, 38.45 kilometers (23.89 miles) to the Southwest (S46°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 38.79 kilometers (24.10 miles) to the Southeast (S48°E)
  • Balanga, Bataan, 43.46 kilometers (27.01 miles) to the South (S0°W)

Distance from Manila: 71.21 kilometers (44.25 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 124,381, ranked 108 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 121.24 square kilometers, ranked 280 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 396 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 474 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.11%, ranked 685 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.
(Back to top)