Bacolod

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count61
Postal code6100
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesGuimaras Strait [Sulu Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)162.67 km2 (62.81 sq mi)
Population (2015)561,875
Density (2015)3,454 / km2 (8,946 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 41' North, 122° 57' East (10.6762, 122.9513)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.3 meters (37.0 feet)

Bacolod is a coastal highly urbanized city in the Western Visayas region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Bacolod is commonly grouped with the province of Negros Occidental. The highly urbanized city also serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 162.67 square kilometers or 62.81 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 561,875. This represented 7.46% of the total population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 3,454 inhabitants per square kilometer or 8,946 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bacolod has 61 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)
Alangilan1.30%7,3046,39714.18%2.56%
Alijis3.83%21,53818,41816.94%3.02%
Banago5.02%28,21727,4762.70%0.51%
Barangay 10.97%5,4365,2054.44%0.83%
Barangay 100.45%2,5152,4353.29%0.62%
Barangay 110.07%3683388.88%1.63%
Barangay 120.28%1,5651,4944.75%0.89%
Barangay 130.09%50844913.14%2.38%
Barangay 140.38%2,1332,1270.28%0.05%
Barangay 150.06%338562-39.86%-9.23%
Barangay 161.42%7,9986,76418.24%3.24%
Barangay 170.42%2,3662,517-6.00%-1.17%
Barangay 180.17%9501,122-15.33%-3.12%
Barangay 190.23%1,2661,1985.68%1.06%
Barangay 20.69%3,8654,286-9.82%-1.95%
Barangay 200.15%826857-3.62%-0.70%
Barangay 210.04%21217521.14%3.72%
Barangay 220.05%308788-60.91%-16.38%
Barangay 230.17%95680219.20%3.40%
Barangay 240.02%926443.75%7.15%
Barangay 250.06%34929518.31%3.25%
Barangay 260.31%1,7351,6684.02%0.75%
Barangay 270.38%2,1602,718-20.53%-4.28%
Barangay 280.32%1,7741,49518.66%3.31%
Barangay 290.36%2,0081,8518.48%1.56%
Barangay 30.67%3,7423,19817.01%3.04%
Barangay 300.68%3,8203,7870.87%0.17%
Barangay 310.21%1,1671,493-21.84%-4.58%
Barangay 320.14%784826-5.08%-0.99%
Barangay 330.15%847944-10.28%-2.04%
Barangay 340.20%1,1351,1270.71%0.13%
Barangay 351.46%8,2087,8494.57%0.86%
Barangay 360.30%1,6611,6570.24%0.05%
Barangay 370.08%44526369.20%10.53%
Barangay 380.15%849953-10.91%-2.18%
Barangay 390.41%2,2922,1874.80%0.90%
Barangay 40.25%1,4241,709-16.68%-3.41%
Barangay 400.54%3,0102,7599.10%1.67%
Barangay 410.09%499728-31.46%-6.94%
Barangay 50.09%486624-22.12%-4.65%
Barangay 60.45%2,5212,565-1.72%-0.33%
Barangay 70.54%3,0353,281-7.50%-1.47%
Barangay 80.25%1,4061,2978.40%1.55%
Barangay 90.12%68356021.96%3.85%
Bata5.12%28,78625,65412.21%2.22%
Cabug1.76%9,8726,52051.41%8.22%
Estefania7.28%40,93135,52415.22%2.73%
Felisa1.72%9,6466,30153.09%8.45%
Granada4.81%27,03622,75618.81%3.34%
Handumanan4.91%27,59128,251-2.34%-0.45%
Mandalagan4.64%26,06323,05213.06%2.36%
Mansilingan8.04%45,18142,3526.68%1.24%
Montevista0.23%1,2711,2293.42%0.64%
Pahanocoy2.60%14,58513,3269.45%1.73%
Punta Taytay1.31%7,3357,2561.09%0.21%
Singcang‑Airport6.00%33,71731,0998.42%1.55%
Sum‑ag3.34%18,75218,6470.56%0.11%
Taculing7.10%39,89136,6688.79%1.62%
Tangub6.90%38,74634,39412.65%2.29%
Villamonte6.51%36,57534,9454.66%0.87%
Vista Alegre3.75%21,09614,53845.11%7.35%
Bacolod Total561,875511,8209.78%1.79%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bacolod for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,704,667,521.08.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20091,057,291,260.34
20101,102,983,777.414.32%
20111,139,390,893.113.30%
20121,294,705,874.0313.63%
20131,251,687,239.29-3.32%
20141,400,673,574.6711.90%
20151,569,368,148.0912.04%
20161,704,667,521.088.62%

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 Bacolod is 15 to 19, with 55,176 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 5,322 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 110,278
1 to 441,929
5 to 953,178
10 to 1451,031
15 to 1955,176
20 to 2454,220
25 to 2947,999
30 to 3442,579
35 to 3938,392
40 to 4434,149
45 to 4931,378
50 to 5426,970
55 to 5923,069
60 to 6419,161
65 to 6912,881
70 to 748,110
75 to 796,053
80 and over5,322
Total561,875

Historical population

The population of Bacolod grew from 187,300 in 1970 to 561,875 in 2015, an increase of 374,575 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.79%, or an increase of 50,055 people, from the previous population of 511,820 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
187,300
223,3923.60%
262,4153.27%
364,1803.33%
402,3451.88%
429,0761.39%
499,4972.12%
511,8200.89%
561,8751.79%

Location

The city center of Bacolod is situated at approximately 10° 41' North, 122° 57' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.3 meters or 37.0 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 Bacolod are Talisay, Silay, Bago, Victorias, La Carlota, and Iloilo City. The nearest municipalities are Murcia, Enrique B. Magalona, Pulupandan, Valladolid, San Lorenzo, and Dumangas. Its distance from the national capital is 483.09 kilometers (300.18 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 483.09 kilometers (300.18 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 561,875, ranked 18 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.81 square kilometers, ranked 473 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 3,454 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 36 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.79%, ranked 824 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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