Balete, Province of Batangas

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceBatangas
Barangay count13
Postal code4219
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)25.00 km2 (9.65 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,661
Density (2015)906 / km2 (2,348 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 1' North, 121° 6' East (14.0179, 121.0955)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.6 meters (44.5 feet)

Balete is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Batangas.

The municipality has a land area of 25.00 square kilometers or 9.65 square miles which constitutes 0.80% of Batangas's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,661. This represented 0.84% of the total population of Batangas province, or 0.16% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 906 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,348 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balete has 13 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)
Alangilan1.89%42829644.59%7.27%
Calawit4.54%1,02880927.07%4.67%
Looc9.26%2,0982,0054.64%0.87%
Magapi9.41%2,1331,9479.55%1.75%
Makina7.75%1,7571,51915.67%2.81%
Malabanan20.46%4,6374,11912.58%2.28%
Paligawan9.03%2,0471,80213.60%2.46%
Palsara6.14%1,3911,3810.72%0.14%
Poblacion11.35%2,5732,4056.99%1.29%
Sala7.74%1,7531,42922.67%3.97%
Sampalocan4.79%1,0861,0038.28%1.53%
San Sebastian4.49%1,01886517.69%3.15%
Solis3.14%71263412.30%2.23%
Balete Total22,66120,21412.11%2.20%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balete for the fiscal year of 2016 was 58,242,852.49.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200932,588,646.16
201034,473,918.105.79%
201138,009,055.1610.25%
201236,880,000.37-2.97%
201340,880,618.8410.85%
201446,424,045.0413.56%
201552,777,967.6713.69%
201658,242,852.4910.35%

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 Balete is 5 to 9, with 2,416 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 152 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1468
1 to 41,963
5 to 92,416
10 to 142,401
15 to 192,253
20 to 242,099
25 to 291,904
30 to 341,784
35 to 391,566
40 to 441,386
45 to 491,180
50 to 54895
55 to 59730
60 to 64587
65 to 69434
70 to 74272
75 to 79152
80 and over171
Total22,661

Historical population

The population of Balete grew from 7,134 in 1970 to 22,661 in 2015, an increase of 15,527 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.20%, or an increase of 2,447 people, from the previous population of 20,214 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,134
8,2292.91%
8,6981.11%
11,6782.99%
14,3833.98%
15,7922.02%
19,2522.77%
20,2141.79%
22,6612.20%

Location

The municipal center of Balete is situated at approximately 14° 1' North, 121° 6' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.6 meters or 44.5 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 Balete are Tanauan, Lipa, Tagaytay, Calamba, San Pablo, and Cabuyao. The nearest municipalities are Mataasnakahoy, Malvar, Talisay, Santo Tomas, Cuenca, and San Jose. Its distance from the national capital is 64.58 kilometers (40.13 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Tanauan, Batangas, 9.69 kilometers (6.02 miles) to the Northeast (N40°E)
  • Lipa, Batangas, 11.26 kilometers (7.00 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • Tagaytay, Cavite, 17.84 kilometers (11.09 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)
  • Calamba, Laguna, 22.56 kilometers (14.02 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N19°E)
  • San Pablo, Laguna, 25.50 kilometers (15.85 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N77°E)
  • Cabuyao, Laguna, 28.82 kilometers (17.91 miles) to the North (N6°E)

Distance from Manila: 64.58 kilometers (40.13 miles) to the North (N11°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,661, ranked 1,181 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 9.65 square kilometers, ranked 1,570 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 906 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 197 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.20%, ranked 534 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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