Capas, Province of Tarlac

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceTarlac
Barangay count20
Postal code2315
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)376.39 km2 (145.32 sq mi)
Population (2015)140,202
Density (2015)372 / km2 (965 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 20' North, 120° 35' East (15.3361, 120.5899)
Estimated elevation above sea level52.0 meters (170.5 feet)

Capas is a municipality in the landlocked province of Tarlac.

The municipality has a land area of 376.39 square kilometers or 145.32 square miles which constitutes 12.33% of Tarlac's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 140,202. This represented 10.26% of the total population of Tarlac province, or 1.25% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 372 inhabitants per square kilometer or 965 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Capas has 20 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)
Aranguren5.48%7,6836,70014.67%2.64%
Bueno1.25%1,7551,37927.27%4.70%
Cristo Rey22.20%31,12327,74812.16%2.21%
Cubcub2.53%3,5533,3735.34%0.99%
Cutcut 1st7.47%10,4759,41511.26%2.05%
Cutcut 2nd4.91%6,8856,6972.81%0.53%
Dolores4.82%6,7525,45523.78%4.14%
Estrada2.39%3,3473,1336.83%1.27%
Lawy4.58%6,4236,1494.46%0.83%
Manga1.28%1,7881,6548.10%1.49%
Manlapig1.43%2,0021,9731.47%0.28%
Maruglu1.85%2,5991,70952.08%8.31%
O'Donnell10.37%14,54212,98911.96%2.17%
Santa Juliana5.05%7,0785,30233.50%5.65%
Santa Lucia7.97%11,1749,49417.70%3.15%
Santa Rita1.30%1,8191,892-3.86%-0.75%
Santo Domingo 1st1.59%2,2242,591-14.16%-2.87%
Santo Domingo 2nd4.49%6,2976,0254.51%0.84%
Santo Rosario5.06%7,0996,8982.91%0.55%
Talaga3.98%5,5845,2765.84%1.09%
Capas Total140,202125,85211.40%2.08%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Capas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 309,096,040.41.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009163,772,925.62
2010173,351,579.715.85%
2011186,910,086.267.82%
2012182,778,060.99-2.21%
2013204,668,277.1611.98%
2014238,098,827.2216.33%
2015273,382,370.8714.82%
2016309,096,040.4113.06%

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 Capas is 5 to 9, with 15,490 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 885 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,976
1 to 412,290
5 to 915,490
10 to 1414,994
15 to 1914,120
20 to 2413,258
25 to 2911,421
30 to 3410,355
35 to 399,796
40 to 448,317
45 to 497,214
50 to 545,937
55 to 594,789
60 to 643,494
65 to 692,463
70 to 741,370
75 to 791,033
80 and over885
Total140,202

Historical population

The population of Capas grew from 26,617 in 1960 to 140,202 in 2015, an increase of 113,585 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.08%, or an increase of 14,350 people, from the previous population of 125,852 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
26,617
35,5152.86%
42,5613.70%
46,5231.80%
61,2052.78%
81,0365.40%
95,2193.52%
122,0843.49%
125,8521.11%
140,2022.08%

Location

The municipal center of Capas is situated at approximately 15° 20' North, 120° 35' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 52.0 meters or 170.5 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 Capas are Mabalacat, Tarlac City, Angeles, San Fernando, Gapan, and Cabanatuan. The nearest municipalities are Concepcion, Bamban, Magalang, San Jose, La Paz, and Zaragoza. Its distance from the national capital is 92.54 kilometers (57.50 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 92.54 kilometers (57.50 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S27°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 140,202, ranked 80 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 145.32 square kilometers, ranked 218 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 372 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 501 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.08%, ranked 1,298 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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