Pura, Province of Tarlac

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceTarlac
Barangay count16
Postal code2312
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)31.01 km2 (11.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,712
Density (2015)765 / km2 (1,981 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 37' North, 120° 39' East (15.6236, 120.6469)
Estimated elevation above sea level28.0 meters (91.9 feet)

Pura is a municipality in the landlocked province of Tarlac.

The municipality has a land area of 31.01 square kilometers or 11.97 square miles which constitutes 1.02% of Tarlac's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,712. This represented 1.74% of the total population of Tarlac province, or 0.21% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 765 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,981 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pura has 16 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)
Balite7.30%1,7301,6425.36%1.00%
Buenavista12.37%2,9322,8502.88%0.54%
Cadanglaan3.19%75668510.36%1.90%
Estipona17.72%4,2014,1880.31%0.06%
Linao6.06%1,4371,3228.70%1.60%
Maasin3.30%7837208.75%1.61%
Matindeg5.03%1,1931,07510.98%2.00%
Maungib5.93%1,4061,3543.84%0.72%
Naya4.48%1,06292414.94%2.69%
Nilasin 1st4.39%1,0401,098-5.28%-1.03%
Nilasin 2nd4.63%1,0981,122-2.14%-0.41%
Poblacion 15.34%1,2661,1985.68%1.06%
Poblacion 24.47%1,0591,127-6.03%-1.18%
Poblacion 35.09%1,2071,287-6.22%-1.21%
Poroc3.57%8477828.31%1.53%
Singat7.15%1,6951,5757.62%1.41%
Pura Total23,71222,9493.32%0.62%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pura for the fiscal year of 2016 was 68,874,342.75.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200938,517,737.44
201041,124,348.156.77%
201144,296,794.707.71%
201245,711,316.313.19%
201350,330,696.7510.11%
201456,344,277.7611.95%
201562,877,337.6511.59%
201668,874,342.759.54%

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 Pura is 5 to 9, with 2,310 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 376 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1407
1 to 41,857
5 to 92,310
10 to 142,200
15 to 192,137
20 to 241,891
25 to 291,685
30 to 341,619
35 to 391,549
40 to 441,422
45 to 491,481
50 to 541,235
55 to 591,093
60 to 64888
65 to 69686
70 to 74493
75 to 79376
80 and over383
Total23,712

Historical population

The population of Pura grew from 10,227 in 1960 to 23,712 in 2015, an increase of 13,485 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.62%, or an increase of 763 people, from the previous population of 22,949 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,227
12,7632.19%
14,4092.46%
14,8010.54%
18,0321.99%
18,9020.89%
21,0812.37%
22,1880.71%
22,9491.24%
23,7120.62%

Location

The municipal center of Pura is situated at approximately 15° 37' North, 120° 39' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 28.0 meters or 91.9 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 Pura are Tarlac City, Muñoz, Cabanatuan, Urdaneta, San Jose, and Mabalacat. The nearest municipalities are Ramos, Gerona, Victoria, Paniqui, Anao, and Nampicuan. Its distance from the national capital is 119.78 kilometers (74.42 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 119.78 kilometers (74.42 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S17°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,712, ranked 1,074 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 11.97 square kilometers, ranked 1,461 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 765 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 219 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.62%, ranked 1,476 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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