La Paz, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count35
Postal code6508
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)72.70 km2 (28.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,998
Density (2015)275 / km2 (712 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 53' North, 124° 57' East (10.8909, 124.9576)
Estimated elevation above sea level26.0 meters (85.3 feet)

La Paz is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 72.70 square kilometers or 28.07 square miles which constitutes 1.15% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,998. This represented 1.16% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.45% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 275 inhabitants per square kilometer or 712 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Paz has 35 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)
Bagacay East3.04%6075549.57%1.75%
Bagacay West1.20%240273-12.09%-2.42%
Bocawon1.15%230247-6.88%-1.35%
Bongtod2.27%453479-5.43%-1.06%
Buracan3.12%6245846.85%1.27%
Caabangan1.28%2562454.49%0.84%
Cacao1.30%259262-1.15%-0.22%
Cagngaran1.37%27422123.98%4.18%
Calabnian1.30%2602504.00%0.75%
Calaghusan1.78%3553297.90%1.46%
Caltayan1.94%388394-1.52%-0.29%
Canbañez2.79%5585109.41%1.73%
Cogon1.78%35527529.09%4.98%
Duyog4.10%819843-2.85%-0.55%
Gimenarat East2.60%519529-1.89%-0.36%
Gimenarat West2.13%425463-8.21%-1.62%
Limba4.03%80570813.70%2.47%
Lubi‑lubi2.81%56242532.24%5.46%
Luneta7.87%1,5731,4945.29%0.99%
Mag‑aso3.61%7226707.76%1.43%
Moroboro1.66%33128117.79%3.17%
Pansud1.66%331378-12.43%-2.50%
Pawa2.63%525537-2.23%-0.43%
Piliway1.52%304339-10.32%-2.05%
Poblacion District 13.72%7437420.13%0.03%
Poblacion District 24.16%8328161.96%0.37%
Poblacion District 36.14%1,2271,1457.16%1.33%
Poblacion District 45.69%1,1371,1310.53%0.10%
Quiong1.90%3803557.04%1.30%
Rizal2.98%5965763.47%0.65%
San Victoray2.33%46538520.78%3.66%
Santa Ana6.43%1,2861,2413.63%0.68%
Santa Elena4.43%8858642.43%0.46%
Tabang1.26%2522366.78%1.26%
Tarugan2.10%42035219.32%3.42%
La Paz Total19,99819,1334.52%0.85%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of La Paz for the fiscal year of 2016 was 64,700,226.14.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200935,960,079.28
201037,835,300.375.21%
201143,223,421.5714.24%
201241,357,168.30-4.32%
201345,032,573.428.89%
201451,793,838.9615.01%
201559,432,526.0714.75%
201664,700,226.148.86%

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 2,515 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 185 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1458
1 to 41,912
5 to 92,515
10 to 142,276
15 to 192,121
20 to 241,802
25 to 291,464
30 to 341,147
35 to 391,109
40 to 44973
45 to 491,023
50 to 54878
55 to 59686
60 to 64501
65 to 69421
70 to 74300
75 to 79227
80 and over185
Total19,998

Historical population

The population of La Paz grew from 15,388 in 1960 to 19,998 in 2015, an increase of 4,610 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.85%, or an increase of 865 people, from the previous population of 19,133 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,388
16,8670.90%
16,8630.00%
16,546-0.38%
14,311-1.44%
16,3662.55%
17,6271.60%
18,6500.78%
19,1330.94%
19,9980.85%

Location

The municipal center of La Paz is situated at approximately 10° 53' North, 124° 57' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 26.0 meters or 85.3 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 Baybay, Tacloban, Ormoc, Maasin, Borongan, and Catbalogan. The nearest municipalities are Mayorga, MacArthur, Julita, Dulag, Javier, and Burauen. Its distance from the national capital is 595.01 kilometers (369.72 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Mayorga, Leyte, 5.44 kilometers (3.38 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N76°E)
  • MacArthur, Leyte, 7.52 kilometers (4.67 miles) to the Southeast (S34°E)
  • Julita, Leyte, 9.08 kilometers (5.64 miles) to the North (N3°E)
  • Dulag, Leyte, 10.64 kilometers (6.61 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Javier, Leyte, 10.96 kilometers (6.81 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Burauen, Leyte, 11.59 kilometers (7.20 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 595.01 kilometers (369.72 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,998, ranked 1,226 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 28.07 square kilometers, ranked 1,183 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 275 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 719 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.85%, ranked 6 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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