Lopez, Province of Quezon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceQuezon
Barangay count95
Postal code4316
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLamon Bay [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)355.38 km2 (137.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)95,167
Density (2015)268 / km2 (694 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 53' North, 122° 16' East (13.8825, 122.2611)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.7 meters (28.5 feet)

Lopez is a coastal municipality in the province of Quezon.

The municipality has a land area of 355.38 square kilometers or 137.21 square miles which constitutes 3.95% of Quezon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 95,167. This represented 5.13% of the total population of Quezon province, or 0.66% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 268 inhabitants per square kilometer or 694 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lopez has 95 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)
Bacungan0.63%60454211.44%2.08%
Bagacay0.66%6315897.13%1.32%
Banabahin Ibaba0.36%341367-7.08%-1.39%
Banabahin Ilaya0.34%327429-23.78%-5.04%
Bayabas0.39%37432714.37%2.59%
Bebito1.83%1,7391,6435.84%1.09%
Bigajo0.76%72562416.19%2.90%
Binahian A0.44%41632627.61%4.75%
Binahian B0.69%6606108.20%1.51%
Binahian C0.21%204229-10.92%-2.18%
Bocboc2.84%2,7052,23421.08%3.71%
Buenavista0.52%492530-7.17%-1.41%
Burgos2.42%2,3012,1337.88%1.45%
Buyacanin0.29%273279-2.15%-0.41%
Cagacag0.76%72456328.60%4.91%
Calantipayan1.91%1,8141,7483.78%0.71%
Canda Ibaba1.36%1,2901,2731.34%0.25%
Canda Ilaya1.53%1,4561,3865.05%0.94%
Cawayan0.47%4494411.81%0.34%
Cawayanin0.76%72364412.27%2.23%
Cogorin Ibaba0.87%8277776.44%1.19%
Cogorin Ilaya0.81%77370210.11%1.85%
Concepcion0.46%434448-3.13%-0.60%
Danlagan3.44%3,2733,546-7.70%-1.51%
De La Paz0.27%26121123.70%4.13%
Del Pilar1.40%1,3331,2734.71%0.88%
Del Rosario0.82%78169212.86%2.33%
Esperanza Ibaba0.28%263270-2.59%-0.50%
Esperanza Ilaya0.30%290353-17.85%-3.67%
Gomez4.27%4,0683,8864.68%0.88%
Guihay1.68%1,5981,5284.58%0.86%
Guinuangan0.21%197209-5.74%-1.12%
Guites0.61%5785622.85%0.54%
Hondagua3.76%3,5823,5810.03%0.01%
Ilayang Ilog A0.33%310382-18.85%-3.90%
Ilayang Ilog B0.28%271327-17.13%-3.51%
Inalusan0.61%5765563.60%0.68%
Jongo1.66%1,5801,5005.33%0.99%
Lalaguna2.13%2,0261,9474.06%0.76%
Lourdes0.40%377400-5.75%-1.12%
Mabanban0.59%5625325.64%1.05%
Mabini0.17%165234-29.49%-6.44%
Magallanes1.35%1,2831,2343.97%0.74%
Magsaysay5.36%5,1045,850-12.75%-2.56%
Maguilayan0.41%394395-0.25%-0.05%
Mahayod‑Hayod0.29%2722556.67%1.24%
Mal‑ay1.17%1,1161,0734.01%0.75%
Mandoog0.26%25120025.50%4.42%
Manguisian1.40%1,3331,338-0.37%-0.07%
Matinik1.04%98787512.80%2.32%
Monteclaro0.24%231241-4.15%-0.80%
Pamampangin0.82%77966317.50%3.12%
Pansol2.43%2,3162,10010.29%1.88%
Peñafrancia0.49%463498-7.03%-1.38%
Pisipis0.82%7797612.37%0.45%
Rizal0.65%622695-10.50%-2.09%
Rizal4.04%3,8423,6485.32%0.99%
Roma0.22%21217521.14%3.72%
Rosario1.15%1,09887525.49%4.42%
Samat0.27%2612466.10%1.13%
San Andres0.91%8647869.92%1.82%
San Antonio0.25%23917536.57%6.11%
San Francisco A0.63%602846-28.84%-6.27%
San Francisco B3.10%2,9492,8005.32%0.99%
San Isidro0.42%39633617.86%3.18%
San Jose0.46%43826167.82%10.36%
San Miguel1.89%1,8031,7821.18%0.22%
San Pedro0.28%262282-7.09%-1.39%
San Rafael0.30%281361-22.16%-4.66%
San Roque0.77%73463216.14%2.89%
Santa Catalina1.36%1,29379562.64%9.70%
Santa Elena0.27%256339-24.48%-5.21%
Santa Jacobe0.49%46838820.62%3.63%
Santa Lucia0.38%3653378.31%1.53%
Santa Maria0.75%7146706.57%1.22%
Santa Rosa0.45%4304163.37%0.63%
Santa Teresa0.71%678760-10.79%-2.15%
Santo Niño Ibaba0.64%6055559.01%1.66%
Santo Niño Ilaya1.23%1,17493525.56%4.43%
Silang0.76%72263214.24%2.57%
Sugod1.54%1,4671,26515.97%2.86%
Sumalang0.62%59138254.71%8.66%
Talolong4.94%4,7014,5912.40%0.45%
Tan‑ag Ibaba0.84%7977831.79%0.34%
Tan‑ag Ilaya0.46%44238614.51%2.61%
Tocalin0.30%287302-4.97%-0.97%
Vegaflor0.74%701753-6.91%-1.35%
Vergaña0.92%8768029.23%1.69%
Veronica1.16%1,1061,0683.56%0.67%
Villa Aurora1.04%9891,001-1.20%-0.23%
Villa Espina0.87%82867822.12%3.88%
Villa Geda0.77%7306689.28%1.70%
Villa Hermosa2.24%2,1301,86814.03%2.53%
Villamonte0.23%2232125.19%0.97%
Villanacaob0.33%31027213.97%2.52%
Lopez Total95,16791,0744.49%0.84%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lopez for the fiscal year of 2016 was 217,868,483.36.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009121,659,519.59
2010133,956,971.1410.11%
2011144,983,803.618.23%
2012139,002,021.81-4.13%
2013156,199,789.9212.37%
2014175,186,504.4812.16%
2015196,946,249.1412.42%
2016217,868,483.3610.62%

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 Lopez is 5 to 9, with 10,907 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 770 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,851
1 to 48,253
5 to 910,907
10 to 1410,153
15 to 199,845
20 to 248,178
25 to 297,128
30 to 346,483
35 to 395,989
40 to 445,497
45 to 495,105
50 to 544,473
55 to 593,589
60 to 642,707
65 to 691,927
70 to 741,331
75 to 79981
80 and over770
Total95,167

Historical population

The population of Lopez grew from 31,558 in 1960 to 95,167 in 2015, an increase of 63,609 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.84%, or an increase of 4,093 people, from the previous population of 91,074 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
31,558
49,0214.40%
55,8492.65%
58,4220.90%
66,0371.23%
75,3442.50%
78,6940.94%
86,6601.34%
91,0741.82%
95,1670.84%

Location

The municipal center of Lopez is situated at approximately 13° 53' North, 122° 16' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.7 meters or 28.5 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 Lopez are Lucena, Tayabas, San Pablo, Naga, Lipa, and Tanauan. The nearest municipalities are Calauag, Quezon, Gumaca, Macalelon, Guinayangan, and Pitogo. Its distance from the national capital is 158.92 kilometers (98.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Calauag, Quezon, 8.84 kilometers (5.49 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N19°E)
  • Quezon, Quezon, 16.00 kilometers (9.94 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N31°W)
  • Gumaca, Quezon, 17.78 kilometers (11.05 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)
  • Macalelon, Quezon, 20.19 kilometers (12.55 miles) to the Southwest (S42°W)
  • Guinayangan, Quezon, 20.90 kilometers (12.99 miles) to the East (N85°E)
  • Pitogo, Quezon, 21.66 kilometers (13.46 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S59°W)

Nearest cities

  • Lucena, 70.35 kilometers (43.71 miles) to the West (N85°W)
  • Tayabas, Quezon, 74.05 kilometers (46.01 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N77°W)
  • San Pablo, Laguna, 103.19 kilometers (64.12 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N78°W)
  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 103.93 kilometers (64.58 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S74°E)
  • Lipa, Batangas, 118.73 kilometers (73.77 miles) to the West (N87°W)
  • Tanauan, Batangas, 121.83 kilometers (75.70 miles) to the West (N79°W)

Distance from Manila: 158.92 kilometers (98.75 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N60°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 95,167, ranked 167 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 137.21 square kilometers, ranked 201 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 268 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 629 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.84%, ranked 1,291 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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