Paracale, Province of Camarines Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Norte
Barangay count27
Postal code4605
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)197.90 km2 (76.41 sq mi)
Population (2015)59,149
Density (2015)299 / km2 (774 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 17' North, 122° 47' East (14.2803, 122.7880)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.0 meters (16.4 feet)

Paracale is a coastal municipality in the province of Camarines Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 197.90 square kilometers or 76.41 square miles which constitutes 8.53% of Camarines Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 59,149. This represented 10.14% of the total population of Camarines Norte province, or 1.02% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 299 inhabitants per square kilometer or 774 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Paracale has 27 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)
Awitan0.55%3273115.14%0.96%
Bagumbayan9.58%5,6684,99013.59%2.46%
Bakal1.55%9178695.52%1.03%
Batobalani9.00%5,3265,1174.08%0.77%
Calaburnay2.05%1,2141,239-2.02%-0.39%
Capacuan4.28%2,5302,00526.18%4.53%
Casalugan2.39%1,41598743.36%7.10%
Dagang1.09%64454917.30%3.09%
Dalnac4.10%2,4282,19610.56%1.93%
Dancalan1.16%687731-6.02%-1.18%
Gumaus6.76%4,0003,31320.74%3.65%
Labnig0.98%5825348.99%1.65%
Macolabo Island1.11%65558012.93%2.34%
Malacbang2.65%1,5701,32518.49%3.28%
Malaguit3.76%2,2261,88817.90%3.19%
Mampungo1.40%82772114.70%2.65%
Mangkasay2.15%1,2691,304-2.68%-0.52%
Maybato1.28%7587530.66%0.13%
Palanas7.29%4,3114,358-1.08%-0.21%
Pinagbirayan Malaki3.32%1,9611,69715.56%2.79%
Pinagbirayan Munti1.12%66459411.78%2.14%
Poblacion Norte6.62%3,9154,243-7.73%-1.52%
Poblacion Sur3.27%1,9321,9130.99%0.19%
Tabas3.33%1,9681,70915.16%2.72%
Talusan1.15%68352430.34%5.18%
Tawig7.20%4,2613,50521.57%3.79%
Tugos10.84%6,4115,28821.24%3.73%
Paracale Total59,14953,24311.09%2.02%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Paracale for the fiscal year of 2016 was 127,021,980.62.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200976,295,570.01
201073,449,368.42-3.73%
201179,264,536.867.92%
201277,894,257.66-1.73%
201390,954,981.5516.77%
2014102,225,652.9912.39%
2015115,314,927.6112.80%
2016127,021,980.6210.15%

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 Paracale is 5 to 9, with 7,580 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 391 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,630
1 to 46,723
5 to 97,580
10 to 146,854
15 to 195,805
20 to 245,039
25 to 294,457
30 to 343,813
35 to 393,229
40 to 442,916
45 to 492,914
50 to 542,318
55 to 591,954
60 to 641,435
65 to 691,002
70 to 74670
75 to 79419
80 and over391
Total59,149

Historical population

The population of Paracale grew from 16,512 in 1960 to 59,149 in 2015, an increase of 42,637 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.02%, or an increase of 5,906 people, from the previous population of 53,243 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,512
21,4612.60%
22,6191.06%
25,3082.27%
39,1924.47%
43,8242.11%
42,453-0.68%
46,8561.37%
53,2434.76%
59,1492.02%

Location

The municipal center of Paracale is situated at approximately 14° 17' North, 122° 47' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.0 meters or 16.4 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 Paracale are Naga, Iriga, Tayabas, Lucena, Ligao, and Tabaco. The nearest municipalities are Jose Panganiban, Labo, Vinzons, San Vicente, Talisay, and Daet. Its distance from the national capital is 197.96 kilometers (123.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 84.34 kilometers (52.40 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 116.52 kilometers (72.40 miles) to the Southeast (S35°E)
  • Tayabas, Quezon, 132.17 kilometers (82.12 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S78°W)
  • Lucena, 132.57 kilometers (82.37 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S73°W)
  • Ligao, Albay, 140.66 kilometers (87.40 miles) to the Southeast (S35°E)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 144.06 kilometers (89.52 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)

Distance from Manila: 197.96 kilometers (123.01 miles) to the West (N80°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 59,149, ranked 415 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 76.41 square kilometers, ranked 553 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 299 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 665 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.02%, ranked 812 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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