New Lucena, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count21
Postal code5005
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)44.10 km2 (17.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,240
Density (2015)527 / km2 (1,365 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 53' North, 122° 36' East (10.8776, 122.5967)
Estimated elevation above sea level22.0 meters (72.2 feet)

New Lucena is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Iloilo.

The municipality has a land area of 44.10 square kilometers or 17.03 square miles which constitutes 0.88% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,240. This represented 1.20% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 0.31% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 527 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,365 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

New Lucena has 21 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)
Baclayan8.63%2,0061,8846.48%1.20%
Badiang6.42%1,4911,4244.71%0.88%
Balabag2.98%6936388.62%1.59%
Bilidan7.50%1,7431,6595.06%0.94%
Bita‑og Gaja3.36%78165319.60%3.47%
Bololacao8.33%1,9361,8097.02%1.30%
Burot1.61%375386-2.85%-0.55%
Cabilauan10.70%2,4872,3585.47%1.02%
Cabugao2.05%47739022.31%3.91%
Cagban1.74%4053806.58%1.22%
Calumbuyan1.33%3103022.65%0.50%
Damires5.12%1,1911,1632.41%0.45%
Dawis5.47%1,2721,2581.11%0.21%
General Delgado0.96%2232068.25%1.52%
Guinobatan3.15%7316787.82%1.44%
Janipa‑an Oeste3.25%7567500.80%0.15%
Jelicuon Este2.19%50945511.87%2.16%
Jelicuon Oeste2.70%6286122.61%0.49%
Pasil5.23%1,2161,1941.84%0.35%
Poblacion13.00%3,0222,9891.10%0.21%
Wari‑wari4.25%9889860.20%0.04%
New Lucena Total23,24022,1744.81%0.90%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of New Lucena for the fiscal year of 2016 was 66,689,368.74.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200937,532,759.42
201039,647,783.975.64%
201143,233,577.999.04%
201242,348,404.93-2.05%
201348,204,635.7513.83%
201454,121,831.2512.28%
201560,459,904.6011.71%
201666,689,368.7410.30%

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 New Lucena is 5 to 9, with 2,292 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 360 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1423
1 to 41,812
5 to 92,292
10 to 142,151
15 to 192,111
20 to 242,095
25 to 291,927
30 to 341,677
35 to 391,493
40 to 441,290
45 to 491,226
50 to 541,112
55 to 591,000
60 to 64801
65 to 69641
70 to 74425
75 to 79360
80 and over404
Total23,240

Historical population

The population of New Lucena grew from 9,684 in 1960 to 23,240 in 2015, an increase of 13,556 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.90%, or an increase of 1,066 people, from the previous population of 22,174 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,684
11,0741.32%
12,4052.30%
13,4571.64%
16,9102.31%
16,873-0.04%
19,4903.14%
21,3181.24%
22,1741.44%
23,2400.90%

Location

The municipal center of New Lucena is situated at approximately 10° 53' North, 122° 36' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 22.0 meters or 72.2 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 New Lucena are Iloilo City, Passi, Silay, Talisay, Bacolod, and Bago. The nearest municipalities are Zarraga, Mina, Pototan, Santa Barbara, Leganes, and Barotac Nuevo. Its distance from the national capital is 446.70 kilometers (277.57 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 446.70 kilometers (277.57 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,240, ranked 1,136 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 17.03 square kilometers, ranked 1,421 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 527 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 347 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.90%, ranked 649 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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