Dolores, Province of Quezon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceQuezon
Barangay count16
Postal code4326
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)62.60 km2 (24.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,891
Density (2015)462 / km2 (1,195 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 1' North, 121° 24' East (14.0157, 121.4011)
Estimated elevation above sea level228.7 meters (750.2 feet)

Dolores is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Quezon.

The municipality has a land area of 62.60 square kilometers or 24.17 square miles which constitutes 0.70% of Quezon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,891. This represented 1.56% of the total population of Quezon province, or 0.20% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 462 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,195 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dolores 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)
Antonino3.36%9729245.19%0.97%
Bagong Anyo3.61%1,04491414.22%2.56%
Bayanihan1.70%49039623.74%4.14%
Bulakin I9.25%2,6732,40211.28%2.06%
Bulakin II7.54%2,1772,0705.17%0.96%
Bungoy11.88%3,4333,4250.23%0.04%
Cabatang1.14%328349-6.02%-1.17%
Dagatan11.21%3,2383,0356.69%1.24%
Kinabuhayan3.85%1,1111,0278.18%1.51%
Maligaya2.18%629664-5.27%-1.03%
Manggahan4.80%1,3861,3591.99%0.38%
Pinagdanlayan9.75%2,8172,7691.73%0.33%
Putol4.76%1,3751,2688.44%1.55%
San Mateo5.93%1,7131,6245.48%1.02%
Santa Lucia16.10%4,6514,668-0.36%-0.07%
Silanganan2.96%8548085.69%1.06%
Dolores Total28,89127,7024.29%0.80%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dolores for the fiscal year of 2016 was 77,230,440.62.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200945,722,042.48
201045,928,844.330.45%
201149,815,201.318.46%
201247,758,391.27-4.13%
201353,612,459.7612.26%
201460,460,365.5712.77%
201568,448,167.6813.21%
201677,230,440.6212.83%

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 Dolores is 5 to 9, with 3,011 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 284 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1552
1 to 42,267
5 to 93,011
10 to 142,890
15 to 192,723
20 to 242,640
25 to 292,254
30 to 342,080
35 to 392,005
40 to 441,704
45 to 491,689
50 to 541,464
55 to 591,187
60 to 64878
65 to 69594
70 to 74366
75 to 79303
80 and over284
Total28,891

Historical population

The population of Dolores grew from 9,143 in 1960 to 28,891 in 2015, an increase of 19,748 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.80%, or an increase of 1,189 people, from the previous population of 27,702 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,143
12,0372.73%
13,6172.51%
15,3522.43%
18,1461.69%
20,7492.54%
23,6492.84%
26,3121.48%
27,7021.89%
28,8910.80%

Location

The municipal center of Dolores is situated at approximately 14° 1' North, 121° 24' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 228.7 meters or 750.2 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 Dolores are San Pablo, Tayabas, Lucena, Lipa, Tanauan, and Calamba. The nearest municipalities are Candelaria, Tiaong, Rizal, Liliw, Nagcarlan, and Sariaya. Its distance from the national capital is 78.17 kilometers (48.57 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Candelaria, Quezon, 9.39 kilometers (5.84 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Tiaong, Quezon, 10.51 kilometers (6.53 miles) to the Southwest (S53°W)
  • Rizal, Laguna, 10.91 kilometers (6.78 miles) to the North (N4°W)
  • Liliw, Laguna, 13.29 kilometers (8.26 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N17°E)
  • Nagcarlan, Laguna, 13.42 kilometers (8.34 miles) to the North (N5°E)
  • Sariaya, Quezon, 14.54 kilometers (9.03 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S66°E)

Nearest cities

  • San Pablo, Laguna, 10.14 kilometers (6.30 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)
  • Tayabas, Quezon, 20.63 kilometers (12.82 miles) to the East (N87°E)
  • Lucena, 24.51 kilometers (15.23 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S69°E)
  • Lipa, Batangas, 26.88 kilometers (16.70 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)
  • Tanauan, Batangas, 27.90 kilometers (17.34 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N74°W)
  • Calamba, Laguna, 33.49 kilometers (20.81 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

Distance from Manila: 78.17 kilometers (48.57 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,891, ranked 908 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 24.17 square kilometers, ranked 1,237 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 462 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 394 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.80%, ranked 1,021 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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