La Paz, Province of Tarlac

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceTarlac
Barangay count21
Postal code2314
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)114.33 km2 (44.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)64,017
Density (2015)560 / km2 (1,450 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 26' North, 120° 44' East (15.4411, 120.7288)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.3 meters (76.5 feet)

La Paz is a municipality in the landlocked province of Tarlac.

The municipality has a land area of 114.33 square kilometers or 44.14 square miles which constitutes 3.74% of Tarlac's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 64,017. This represented 4.69% of the total population of Tarlac province, or 0.57% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 560 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,450 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Paz 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)
Balanoy3.65%2,3382,1876.90%1.28%
Bantog‑Caricutan4.36%2,7902,7501.45%0.28%
Caramutan6.58%4,2124,1501.49%0.28%
Caut4.04%2,5882,3569.85%1.80%
Comillas7.11%4,5524,677-2.67%-0.51%
Dumarais6.57%4,2063,8918.10%1.49%
Guevarra7.22%4,6194,4064.83%0.90%
Kapanikian3.14%2,0111,9095.34%1.00%
La Purisima4.86%3,1132,77712.10%2.20%
Lara1.96%1,2551,1984.76%0.89%
Laungcupang3.36%2,1521,91112.61%2.29%
Lomboy5.33%3,4143,3721.25%0.24%
Macalong3.32%2,1252,0692.71%0.51%
Matayumtayum4.41%2,8202,7532.43%0.46%
Mayang2.72%1,7391,6068.28%1.53%
Motrico5.01%3,2062,9468.83%1.62%
Paludpud2.61%1,6721,6242.96%0.56%
Rizal2.42%1,5521,5182.24%0.42%
San Isidro5.44%3,4823,14110.86%1.98%
San Roque12.36%7,9157,6593.34%0.63%
Sierra3.52%2,2562,0828.36%1.54%
La Paz Total64,01760,9824.98%0.93%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of La Paz for the fiscal year of 2016 was 135,734,407.76.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200978,730,547.10
201084,920,584.047.86%
201189,957,567.155.93%
201291,942,384.462.21%
201396,738,762.725.22%
2014113,111,271.0416.92%
2015123,856,665.539.50%
2016135,734,407.769.59%

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 La Paz is 5 to 9, with 7,027 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 662 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,333
1 to 45,632
5 to 97,027
10 to 146,565
15 to 196,137
20 to 245,548
25 to 294,760
30 to 344,512
35 to 394,212
40 to 443,791
45 to 493,391
50 to 542,990
55 to 592,468
60 to 641,941
65 to 691,452
70 to 74911
75 to 79685
80 and over662
Total64,017

Historical population

The population of La Paz grew from 21,843 in 1960 to 64,017 in 2015, an increase of 42,174 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.93%, or an increase of 3,035 people, from the previous population of 60,982 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,843
27,1502.15%
32,8853.92%
35,3301.44%
41,9461.73%
45,2071.41%
52,9073.43%
61,3242.06%
60,982-0.20%
64,0170.93%

Location

The municipal center of La Paz is situated at approximately 15° 26' North, 120° 44' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.3 meters or 76.5 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 La Paz are Tarlac City, Cabanatuan, Gapan, Mabalacat, Muñoz, and Angeles. The nearest municipalities are Zaragoza, Licab, Aliaga, Concepcion, Quezon, and Victoria. Its distance from the national capital is 97.90 kilometers (60.84 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 97.90 kilometers (60.84 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 64,017, ranked 317 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 44.14 square kilometers, ranked 878 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 560 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 309 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.93%, ranked 906 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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