Gerona, Province of Tarlac

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceTarlac
Barangay count44
Postal code2302
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)128.89 km2 (49.76 sq mi)
Population (2015)87,531
Density (2015)679 / km2 (1,759 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 36' North, 120° 36' East (15.6069, 120.5985)
Estimated elevation above sea level34.7 meters (113.7 feet)

Gerona is a municipality in the landlocked province of Tarlac.

The municipality has a land area of 128.89 square kilometers or 49.76 square miles which constitutes 4.22% of Tarlac's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 87,531. This represented 6.41% of the total population of Tarlac province, or 0.78% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 679 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,759 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gerona has 44 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)
Abagon5.06%4,4284,0329.82%1.80%
Amacalan3.25%2,8452,8300.53%0.10%
Apsayan2.51%2,1932,0407.50%1.39%
Ayson1.65%1,4401,446-0.41%-0.08%
Bawa2.15%1,8791,897-0.95%-0.18%
Buenlag2.64%2,3102,350-1.70%-0.33%
Bularit2.95%2,5862,4724.61%0.86%
Calayaan3.36%2,9452,8064.95%0.92%
Carbonel1.11%9719611.04%0.20%
Cardona3.16%2,7702,51510.14%1.86%
Caturay1.37%1,1991,279-6.25%-1.22%
Danzo1.90%1,6621,5427.78%1.44%
Dicolor2.23%1,9511,8018.33%1.53%
Don Basilio1.38%1,2071,1445.51%1.03%
Luna2.05%1,7971,826-1.59%-0.30%
Mabini1.80%1,5731,5561.09%0.21%
Magaspac5.29%4,6274,5272.21%0.42%
Malayep1.69%1,4811,500-1.27%-0.24%
Matapitap1.52%1,3271,2297.97%1.47%
Matayumcab1.83%1,6061,5295.04%0.94%
New Salem1.27%1,1131,206-7.71%-1.52%
Oloybuaya1.34%1,1721,03413.35%2.41%
Padapada1.52%1,3341,09721.60%3.79%
Parsolingan3.32%2,9042,8561.68%0.32%
Pinasling4.31%3,7753,40710.80%1.97%
Plastado1.65%1,4441,489-3.02%-0.58%
Poblacion 13.15%2,7552,5996.00%1.12%
Poblacion 21.31%1,1511,239-7.10%-1.39%
Poblacion 32.38%2,0822,0252.81%0.53%
Quezon1.44%1,2641,267-0.24%-0.05%
Rizal1.52%1,3311,17912.89%2.34%
Salapungan3.41%2,9812,29529.89%5.11%
San Agustin1.67%1,4631,31411.34%2.07%
San Antonio3.55%3,1062,81410.38%1.90%
San Bartolome1.22%1,0651,0244.00%0.75%
San Jose1.42%1,2441,247-0.24%-0.05%
Santa Lucia0.89%778787-1.14%-0.22%
Santiago2.38%2,0821,87111.28%2.06%
Sembrano1.62%1,4161,455-2.68%-0.52%
Singat1.94%1,6951,42219.20%3.40%
Sulipa1.86%1,6271,5902.33%0.44%
Tagumbao5.24%4,5864,3714.92%0.92%
Tangcaran0.86%7506977.60%1.41%
Villa Paz1.85%1,6161,5176.53%1.21%
Gerona Total87,53183,0845.35%1.00%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gerona for the fiscal year of 2016 was 194,552,531.60.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009101,219,033.17
2010106,990,278.615.70%
2011119,066,872.3711.29%
2012123,365,260.473.61%
2013135,200,907.659.59%
2014152,803,129.0213.02%
2015174,115,537.6913.95%
2016194,552,531.6011.74%

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 Gerona is 5 to 9, with 8,768 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 969 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,709
1 to 46,834
5 to 98,768
10 to 148,429
15 to 197,655
20 to 247,348
25 to 296,786
30 to 346,419
35 to 395,832
40 to 445,529
45 to 495,322
50 to 544,406
55 to 593,758
60 to 642,838
65 to 692,315
70 to 741,493
75 to 791,121
80 and over969
Total87,531

Historical population

The population of Gerona grew from 32,429 in 1960 to 87,531 in 2015, an increase of 55,102 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.00%, or an increase of 4,447 people, from the previous population of 83,084 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
32,429
41,8312.52%
46,5132.15%
50,4331.63%
59,4861.66%
63,7401.30%
72,6182.84%
82,0221.69%
83,0840.47%
87,5311.00%

Location

The municipal center of Gerona is situated at approximately 15° 36' North, 120° 36' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 34.7 meters or 113.7 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 Gerona are Tarlac City, Muñoz, Urdaneta, Mabalacat, Cabanatuan, and San Carlos. The nearest municipalities are Pura, Paniqui, Ramos, Victoria, Anao, and Moncada. Its distance from the national capital is 119.69 kilometers (74.37 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pura, Tarlac, 5.51 kilometers (3.42 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N70°E)
  • Paniqui, Tarlac, 6.96 kilometers (4.33 miles) to the North (N11°W)
  • Ramos, Tarlac, 7.87 kilometers (4.89 miles) to the Northeast (N34°E)
  • Victoria, Tarlac, 9.47 kilometers (5.88 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S69°E)
  • Anao, Tarlac, 13.91 kilometers (8.64 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N13°E)
  • Moncada, Tarlac, 14.29 kilometers (8.88 miles) to the North (N11°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 119.69 kilometers (74.37 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 87,531, ranked 185 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 49.76 square kilometers, ranked 793 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 679 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 254 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.00%, ranked 1,331 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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