La Paz, Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count15
Postal code8508
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)1,481.12 km2 (571.86 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,217
Density (2015)19 / km2 (49 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 17' North, 125° 49' East (8.2801, 125.8092)
Estimated elevation above sea level25.2 meters (82.7 feet)

La Paz is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 1,481.12 square kilometers or 571.86 square miles which constitutes 14.83% of Agusan del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,217. This represented 4.03% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.09% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 19 inhabitants per square kilometer or 49 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Paz has 15 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)
Angeles2.92%8231,039-20.79%-4.34%
Bataan6.71%1,8931,68512.34%2.24%
Comota5.82%1,6412,046-19.79%-4.11%
Halapitan1.80%508639-20.50%-4.27%
Kasapa II4.95%1,3981,3910.50%0.10%
Langasian4.37%1,2331,08313.85%2.50%
Lydia5.19%1,4651,579-7.22%-1.42%
Osmeña, Sr.6.47%1,8271,55317.64%3.14%
Panagangan12.58%3,5493,3196.93%1.28%
Poblacion19.72%5,5634,97711.77%2.14%
Sabang Adgawan5.33%1,5051,667-9.72%-1.93%
Sagunto5.94%1,6771,847-9.20%-1.82%
San Patricio5.23%1,4761,3588.69%1.60%
Valentina6.88%1,9422,560-24.14%-5.12%
Villa Paz6.08%1,7171,819-5.61%-1.09%
La Paz Total28,21728,562-1.21%-0.23%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of La Paz for the fiscal year of 2016 was 249,315,958.72.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009136,901,705.35
2010146,111,693.926.73%
2011156,447,539.677.07%
2012152,451,035.94-2.55%
2013171,984,269.7012.81%
2014196,504,743.2814.26%
2015229,849,347.3116.97%
2016249,315,958.728.47%

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 La Paz is 5 to 9, with 3,940 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 136 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1859
1 to 43,367
5 to 93,940
10 to 143,704
15 to 192,846
20 to 242,446
25 to 292,046
30 to 341,538
35 to 391,475
40 to 441,372
45 to 491,282
50 to 541,006
55 to 59795
60 to 64546
65 to 69420
70 to 74258
75 to 79181
80 and over136
Total28,217

Historical population

The population of La Paz grew from 5,746 in 1960 to 28,217 in 2015, an increase of 22,471 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.23%, or a decrease of 345 people, from the previous population of 28,562 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,746
7,9713.25%
12,6349.68%
14,3892.63%
16,1441.16%
23,0446.89%
20,880-2.09%
25,2142.64%
28,5624.64%
28,217-0.23%

Location

The municipal center of La Paz is situated at approximately 8° 17' North, 125° 49' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 25.2 meters or 82.7 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 La Paz are Bayugan, Bislig, Malaybalay, Butuan, Valencia, and Tagum. The nearest municipalities are Loreto, Talacogon, Bunawan, Rosario, San Luis, and Veruela. Its distance from the national capital is 874.47 kilometers (543.37 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 874.47 kilometers (543.37 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,217, ranked 984 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 571.86 square kilometers, ranked 4 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 19 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,607 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.23%, ranked 62 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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