HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2015 CENSUS RESULTS FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF LA PAZ
Total population of La Paz as of 2015 is 19,998
The municipality of La Paz has a total population of 19,998 as of August 1, 2015 based from the results of the 2015 Census of Population. It was higher by 865 persons as compared to 19,133 total counts in 2010 and higher by 2,371 persons from its total count of 17,627 in 2000.
Its population in 2015 comprised 1.2 percent of the total population of Leyte (excluding Tacloban City). It grew at the rate of 0.85 percent annually from 2010 to 2015, which is higher by 0.02 percentage point from its population growth rate in 2000 to 2010 of 0.82 percent. Among the 42 cities/municipalities of Leyte, La Paz posted as the fourth slowest growing municipality in Leyte in terms of population in 2015.
The household population of La Paz totaled to 19,998 persons in 2015, which is 4.6 percent higher than its count in 2010 at 19,124 persons. The entire population of La Paz in 2015 comprised of household population.
The number of households in 2015 reached 4,980 higher by 730 households from 4,250 in 2010. The average household size in La Paz declined from 4.5 in 2010 to 4.0 in 2015.
The estimated total land area of La Paz was 72.70 square kilometers as per data from the Land Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The resulting population density in 2015 posted at 275 persons per square kilometer, higher than in 2000 and 2010 at 242 and 263 persons per square kilometer, respectively.
Of the 35 barangays of La Paz, Barangay Luneta registered the biggest population with 1,573 persons in 2015 or 7.9 percent of the municipality’s total population. The remaining barangays which completed the top 10 barangays in terms of population were Santa Ana (1,286), Poblacion District 3 (1,227), Poblacion District 4 (1,137), Santa Elena (885), Poblacion District 2 (832), Duyog (819), Limba (805), Poblacion District 1 (743) and Mag-aso (722).
Meanwhile, Barangay Bocawon recorded the smallest population in 2015 with 230 persons which accounted 1.2 percent of the total population of La Paz. The remaining barangays which completed the bottom 10 barangays in terms of population were Bagacay West (240), Tabang (252), Caabangan (256), Cacao (259), Calabnian (260), Cagngaran (274), Piliway (304), Pansud (331) and Moroboro (331).
The top three (3) fastest growing barangays of La Paz in terms of population growth rate from 2010 to 2015 were Lubi -lubi (5.46 percent), Cogon (4.98 percent) and Cagngaran (4.18 percent). The rest of the barangays which completed the top 10 fastest growing barangays were San Victoray, Tarugan, Moroboro, Limba, Bagacay East, Cabañez and Calaghusan with PGRs ranging from 1.46 percent to 3.66 percent. Eleven barangays registered negative PGR ranging from -0.22 percent to -2.50 percent which include barangay Cacao, Caltayan, Gimenarat East, Pawa, Duyog, Bongtod, Bocawon, Gimenarat West, Piliway, Bagacay West and Pansud.. This means that their population declined in 2015.