Laurel, Province of Batangas

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceBatangas
Barangay count21
Postal code4221
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)71.29 km2 (27.53 sq mi)
Population (2015)39,444
Density (2015)553 / km2 (1,433 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 3' North, 120° 56' East (14.0504, 120.9332)
Estimated elevation above sea level14.7 meters (48.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 71.29 square kilometers or 27.53 square miles which constitutes 2.29% of Batangas's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,444. This represented 1.46% of the total population of Batangas province, or 0.27% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 553 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,433 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Laurel 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)
As‑Is5.97%2,3542,13310.36%1.89%
Balakilong10.44%4,1183,9743.62%0.68%
Barangay 11.45%57050712.43%2.26%
Barangay 23.65%1,4381,26513.68%2.47%
Barangay 31.68%663759-12.65%-2.54%
Barangay 41.55%6105932.87%0.54%
Barangay 52.00%79067417.21%3.07%
Berinayan5.09%2,0081,61324.49%4.26%
Bugaan East5.14%2,0281,81111.98%2.18%
Bugaan West6.02%2,3742,2903.67%0.69%
Buso‑buso6.82%2,6922,44510.10%1.85%
Dayap Itaas1.91%75249452.23%8.33%
Gulod6.96%2,7462,5019.80%1.80%
J. Leviste5.96%2,3511,88424.79%4.31%
Molinete3.75%1,4801,4422.64%0.50%
Niyugan3.09%1,2191,252-2.64%-0.51%
Paliparan2.25%88776016.71%2.99%
San Gabriel6.49%2,5592,3409.36%1.72%
San Gregorio8.70%3,4332,93117.13%3.06%
Santa Maria5.62%2,2171,98611.63%2.12%
Ticub5.46%2,1552,0206.68%1.24%
Laurel Total39,44435,67410.57%1.93%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Laurel for the fiscal year of 2016 was 101,051,998.64.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200969,243,275.92
201060,469,625.44-12.67%
201165,513,300.398.34%
201265,846,413.330.51%
201374,304,666.4912.85%
201483,890,075.1112.90%
201591,607,939.329.20%
2016101,051,998.6410.31%

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 Laurel is 10 to 14, with 4,455 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 339 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1752
1 to 43,299
5 to 94,449
10 to 144,455
15 to 194,168
20 to 243,504
25 to 292,911
30 to 343,004
35 to 392,791
40 to 442,352
45 to 492,065
50 to 541,495
55 to 591,216
60 to 641,034
65 to 69755
70 to 74503
75 to 79352
80 and over339
Total39,444

Historical population

The population of Laurel grew from 13,137 in 1970 to 39,444 in 2015, an increase of 26,307 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.93%, or an increase of 3,770 people, from the previous population of 35,674 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,137
15,1432.89%
17,8893.39%
22,0992.14%
23,7811.38%
27,6043.25%
34,9533.31%
35,6740.75%
39,4441.93%

Location

The municipal center of Laurel is situated at approximately 14° 3' North, 120° 56' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 14.7 meters or 48.1 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 Laurel are Tagaytay, Tanauan, Trece Martires, Lipa, Dasmariñas, and Calamba. The nearest municipalities are Mendez, Talisay, Agoncillo, Alfonso, Amadeo, and San Nicolas. Its distance from the national capital is 59.98 kilometers (37.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 59.98 kilometers (37.27 miles) to the North (N5°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,444, ranked 693 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 27.53 square kilometers, ranked 1,231 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 553 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 334 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.93%, ranked 758 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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