La Carlota, Province of Negros Occidental

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count14
Postal code6130
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)137.29 km2 (53.01 sq mi)
Population (2015)64,469
Density (2015)470 / km2 (1,216 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 26' North, 122° 55' East (10.4253, 122.9224)
Estimated elevation above sea level31.7 meters (103.9 feet)

La Carlota is a landlocked component city in the coastal province of Negros Occidental.

The city has a land area of 137.29 square kilometers or 53.01 square miles which constitutes 1.76% of Negros Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 64,469. This represented 2.58% of the total population of Negros Occidental province, or 0.86% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 470 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,216 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Carlota has 14 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)
Ara‑al4.95%3,1943,251-1.75%-0.34%
Ayungon6.80%4,3824,3490.76%0.14%
Balabag4.17%2,6892,5784.31%0.81%
Barangay I6.31%4,0694,334-6.11%-1.19%
Barangay II11.56%7,4548,220-9.32%-1.85%
Barangay III9.88%6,3706,3470.36%0.07%
Batuan9.55%6,1585,6249.50%1.74%
Cubay7.88%5,0805,0540.51%0.10%
Haguimit6.14%3,9583,8263.45%0.65%
La Granja9.54%6,1515,8245.61%1.05%
Nagasi5.93%3,8253,44710.97%2.00%
Roberto S. Benedicto7.00%4,5154,539-0.53%-0.10%
San Miguel6.33%4,0784,116-0.92%-0.18%
Yubo3.95%2,5462,3438.66%1.59%
La Carlota Total64,46963,8520.97%0.18%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of La Carlota for the fiscal year of 2016 was 441,635,167.48.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009269,383,568.77
2010290,752,648.727.93%
2011320,147,181.5710.11%
2012304,515,317.30-4.88%
2013316,019,265.593.78%
2014356,424,339.5712.79%
2015403,503,982.7313.21%
2016441,635,167.489.45%

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 Carlota is 5 to 9, with 6,412 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 782 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,132
1 to 44,736
5 to 96,412
10 to 146,056
15 to 195,864
20 to 245,533
25 to 295,224
30 to 344,705
35 to 394,302
40 to 443,991
45 to 493,680
50 to 543,272
55 to 592,769
60 to 642,299
65 to 691,698
70 to 741,137
75 to 79877
80 and over782
Total64,469

Historical population

The population of La Carlota grew from 56,772 in 1960 to 64,469 in 2015, an increase of 7,697 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.18%, or an increase of 617 people, from the previous population of 63,852 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
56,772
38,321-3.77%
40,9841.36%
45,8122.25%
56,4432.11%
56,414-0.01%
56,4080.00%
63,5841.67%
63,8520.15%
64,4690.18%

Location

The city center of La Carlota is situated at approximately 10° 26' North, 122° 55' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 31.7 meters or 103.9 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 Carlota are Bago, Bacolod, Canlaon, Talisay, Himamaylan, and Silay. The nearest municipalities are San Enrique, Pontevedra, Valladolid, La Castellana, Pulupandan, and Hinigaran. Its distance from the national capital is 506.84 kilometers (314.94 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 506.84 kilometers (314.94 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 64,469, ranked 333 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 53.01 square kilometers, ranked 772 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 470 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 392 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.18%, ranked 380 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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