Tarlac City, Province of Tarlac

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceTarlac
Barangay count76
Postal code2300
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)274.66 km2 (106.05 sq mi)
Population (2015)342,493
Density (2015)1,247 / km2 (3,230 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 29' North, 120° 35' East (15.4859, 120.5895)
Estimated elevation above sea level52.0 meters (170.5 feet)

Tarlac is a component city in the landlocked province of Tarlac. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 274.66 square kilometers or 106.05 square miles which constitutes 8.99% of Tarlac's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 342,493. This represented 25.07% of the total population of Tarlac province, or 3.05% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,247 inhabitants per square kilometer or 3,230 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tarlac City has 76 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)
Aguso2.01%6,8936,11012.82%2.32%
Alvindia Segundo0.46%1,5731,39312.92%2.34%
Amucao0.65%2,2201,99111.50%2.09%
Armenia1.46%4,9854,28016.47%2.95%
Asturias0.52%1,7711,35930.32%5.17%
Atioc0.65%2,2321,64435.77%5.99%
Balanti0.50%1,7251,7250.00%0.00%
Balete1.37%4,6844,819-2.80%-0.54%
Balibago I0.64%2,2082,0089.96%1.82%
Balibago II1.03%3,5333,3754.68%0.87%
Balingcanaway1.74%5,9625,8212.42%0.46%
Banaba0.31%1,04893412.21%2.22%
Bantog0.64%2,1921,92613.81%2.49%
Baras‑baras1.27%4,3383,31730.78%5.24%
Batang‑batang0.49%1,6661,47712.80%2.32%
Binauganan1.31%4,4984,1598.15%1.50%
Bora0.50%1,7081,47116.11%2.89%
Buenavista0.36%1,2491,2242.04%0.39%
Buhilit0.52%1,7711,51117.21%3.07%
Burot1.78%6,1055,18517.74%3.16%
Calingcuan0.98%3,3533,1685.84%1.09%
Capehan0.54%1,8341,7365.65%1.05%
Carangian2.90%9,9198,87511.76%2.14%
Care1.30%4,4654,2026.26%1.16%
Central1.20%4,1273,50717.68%3.15%
Culipat0.55%1,8981,40135.47%5.95%
Cut‑cut I0.12%400410-2.44%-0.47%
Cut‑cut II2.11%7,2116,8904.66%0.87%
Dalayap0.99%3,4013,0949.92%1.82%
Dela Paz0.83%2,8562,7244.85%0.91%
Dolores0.95%3,2482,61524.21%4.21%
Laoang0.89%3,0532,72811.91%2.17%
Ligtasan0.76%2,5962,816-7.81%-1.54%
Lourdes0.77%2,6492,36512.01%2.18%
Mabini0.18%628827-24.06%-5.11%
Maligaya1.06%3,6153,626-0.30%-0.06%
Maliwalo3.47%11,89110,62911.87%2.16%
Mapalacsiao1.53%5,2524,9805.46%1.02%
Mapalad0.18%61254711.88%2.16%
Matadero0.68%2,3302,449-4.86%-0.94%
Matatalaib7.05%24,14021,11714.32%2.58%
Paraiso1.00%3,4393,724-7.65%-1.50%
Poblacion0.09%31327215.07%2.71%
Salapungan0.51%1,7401,6455.78%1.07%
San Carlos0.48%1,6601,43715.52%2.78%
San Francisco0.77%2,6502,788-4.95%-0.96%
San Isidro3.67%12,55511,4329.82%1.80%
San Jose2.04%6,9746,4238.58%1.58%
San Jose de Urquico0.58%1,9961,66619.81%3.50%
San Juan de Mata1.14%3,8903,7603.46%0.65%
San Luis0.92%3,1442,76113.87%2.50%
San Manuel1.85%6,3446,3430.02%0.00%
San Miguel2.52%8,6209,239-6.70%-1.31%
San Nicolas2.07%7,1036,5089.14%1.68%
San Pablo1.34%4,5824,4902.05%0.39%
San Pascual0.90%3,0803,0062.46%0.46%
San Rafael4.19%14,34114,644-2.07%-0.40%
San Roque1.90%6,5146,894-5.51%-1.07%
San Sebastian1.07%3,6543,796-3.74%-0.72%
San Vicente5.56%19,04016,26117.09%3.05%
Santa Cruz1.14%3,9183,7005.89%1.10%
Santa Maria0.37%1,2541,01923.06%4.03%
Santo Cristo0.87%2,9832,8544.52%0.85%
Santo Domingo0.34%1,1561,1262.66%0.50%
Santo Niño0.19%6536028.47%1.56%
Sapang Maragul3.12%10,68210,2354.37%0.82%
Sapang Tagalog1.62%5,5505,0968.91%1.64%
Sepung Calzada1.41%4,8174,36710.30%1.88%
Sinait0.65%2,2342,02210.48%1.92%
Suizo1.25%4,2764,0964.39%0.82%
Tariji0.80%2,7232,6004.73%0.88%
Tibag4.77%16,32815,4285.83%1.09%
Tibagan1.59%5,4594,80413.63%2.46%
Trinidad0.44%1,5161,4693.20%0.60%
Ungot0.98%3,3433,588-6.83%-1.34%
Villa Bacolor0.62%2,1231,80217.81%3.17%
Tarlac City Total342,493318,3327.59%1.40%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tarlac City for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,173,725,497.74.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009670,362,726.71
2010736,996,423.219.94%
2011832,512,002.0012.96%
2012814,205,789.70-2.20%
2013858,309,622.735.42%
2014954,618,091.9211.22%
20151,060,385,689.1511.08%
20161,173,725,497.7410.69%

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 Tarlac City is 5 to 9, with 34,805 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 2,598 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 17,005
1 to 428,575
5 to 934,805
10 to 1434,283
15 to 1933,998
20 to 2432,383
25 to 2928,221
30 to 3425,215
35 to 3924,017
40 to 4421,169
45 to 4918,947
50 to 5415,752
55 to 5912,409
60 to 649,595
65 to 696,931
70 to 743,917
75 to 792,673
80 and over2,598
Total342,493

Historical population

The population of Tarlac City grew from 98,285 in 1960 to 342,493 in 2015, an increase of 244,208 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.40%, or an increase of 24,161 people, from the previous population of 318,332 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
98,285
135,1283.16%
160,5953.53%
175,6911.81%
208,7221.74%
230,4591.87%
262,4812.83%
314,1552.51%
318,3320.48%
342,4931.40%

Location

The city center of Tarlac is situated at approximately 15° 29' 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 Tarlac City are Mabalacat, Angeles, Cabanatuan, Muñoz, Gapan, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Gerona, San Jose, Victoria, La Paz, Pura, and Capas. Its distance from the national capital is 107.59 kilometers (66.85 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Gerona, Tarlac, 13.42 kilometers (8.34 miles) to the North (N4°E)
  • San Jose, Tarlac, 13.37 kilometers (8.31 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S76°W)
  • Victoria, Tarlac, 14.09 kilometers (8.75 miles) to the Northeast (N44°E)
  • La Paz, Tarlac, 15.75 kilometers (9.79 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S72°E)
  • Pura, Tarlac, 16.43 kilometers (10.21 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)
  • Capas, Tarlac, 16.58 kilometers (10.30 miles) to the South (S0°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 107.59 kilometers (66.85 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S23°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 342,493, ranked 35 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 106.05 square kilometers, ranked 350 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,247 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 130 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.40%, ranked 588 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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