Comprehensive Guide to Pangasinan

Pangasinan is a province in the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region of Luzon. Its capital is Lingayen. Pangasinan is on the western area of the island of Luzon along the Lingayen Gulf and the West Philippine Sea. It has a land area of 5,451.01 square kilometers.

An Overview of Pangasinan

The province is divided into four congressional districts comprising 44 municipalities and 4 cities. The cities are Alaminos, Dagupan, San Carlos, and Urdaneta. Dagupan City is an independent component city, while the other three are component cities.

As of 2020, the province has a population of 3,039,500 people, making it the third most populous province in the Philippines.

The economy of Pangasinan is driven by agriculture, aquaculture, and a growing service industry. Major products include rice, corn, sugar cane, and root crops, and the province is a major producer of bangus or milkfish. Pangasinan also has a vibrant agro-industrial sector and is a noted producer of processed meat products, particularly longganisa, bagoong, and patis.

The real estate market in Pangasinan is growing, with increasing demand for residential, commercial, and agricultural land. The province’s strategic location, coupled with its robust economy, makes it an attractive place for real estate investment. The cities of Dagupan, Urdaneta, and Alaminos are particularly noted for their real estate development.

Exploring the Cities of Pangasinan

Dagupan

Dagupan is a city located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It’s one of the independent component cities in the province of Pangasinan. The city covers a land area of 37.10 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 171,271 people according to the 2020 census.

The economy of Dagupan is largely based on agriculture and fishing, with the city being known as the “Milkfish Capital of the World”. It is a major producer of milkfish in the Philippines. The city also has a thriving service sector, with numerous commercial establishments, banks, and educational institutions.

As for the real estate market, Dagupan has a mix of residential, commercial, and agricultural properties. The city is experiencing growth in its real estate sector, with an increase in the construction of residential subdivisions and commercial establishments.

Urdaneta

Urdaneta is a city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. It is one of the major commercial centers in the region, serving as a strategic point of commerce between the Ilocos Region and the central plains of Luzon.

The city spans a total land area of 12,100 hectares. As of the 2020 census, it has a population of 149,668 people. The city’s economy is primarily based on agriculture, with rice, corn, and vegetables as the main crops. It also has a vibrant livestock and poultry industry.

Urdaneta is known for its “bagsakan” or drop-off point which is the largest in Northern Luzon that operates 24/7. Products from Pangasinan and nearby provinces are dropped off here and are distributed to markets in Pangasinan, Tarlac, and Metro Manila.

The city is also a major educational center in the province, with several colleges and secondary education institutions.

As for the real estate market, the city is experiencing growth with the rise of residential subdivisions and commercial establishments. This is due to the city’s strategic location and its role as a major commercial hub in the region.

Alaminos

Alaminos, officially known as the City of Alaminos, is a 4th class component city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. It is known for being the home of the Hundred Islands National Park, which is composed of 124 islands and is located off the coast of Barangay Lucap. The city covers a total land area of 164.26 square kilometers and has a population of 99,397 people as per the 2020 census.

The economy of Alaminos is classified as a 4th city income class, with a revenue of ₱703.1 million and assets of ₱1,925 million in 2020. The poverty incidence in the city was 7.75% in 2018.

Bayambang

Bayambang is a first-class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. It is known for being the 3rd largest municipality in the province in terms of land area, which spans 143.29 square kilometers. As of the 2020 census, it has a population of 125,395 people.

The economy of Bayambang is primarily based on agriculture, with rice, corn, and sugarcane being the main crops. The municipality is also known for its livestock and poultry industries. It has a vibrant local market that supports these industries and contributes to the local economy.

Manaoag

Manaoag, officially known as the Municipality of Manaoag, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. It covers a total land area of 55.95 square kilometers and has a population of 76,045 people as per the 2020 census.

The economy of Manaoag is classified as a 1st municipal income class, with a revenue of ₱217.1 million and assets of ₱518 million in 2020. The poverty incidence in the municipality was 9.37% in 2018.

Manaoag is known for the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Manaoag, a popular local pilgrimage site. The town is named after the Pangasinan word “Mantaoag”, which means “to call”.

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. It covers a total land area of 61.37 square kilometers and has a population of 92,187 people as per the 2020 census.

The economy of Santa Barbara is classified as a 1st municipal income class, with a revenue of ₱282.1 million and assets of ₱811.4 million in 2020. The poverty incidence in the municipality was 9.99% in 2018.

More than half of the families or roughly 60 percent are farmers who till the northern part of the rich Agno Valley. The average family income as of the 2000 national census, was a low P9,662.67 a year. The main economic activity remains farming, with rice being its main crop. The town is also famous as the home of age-old Philippine mango seedling nurseries, a veritable home industry in town.

Regarding the real estate market, owing to its suburban location and easy access to three nearby cities, Urdaneta, San Carlos, and Dagupan, Santa Barbara has attracted subdivision developers, both for middle-class and low-cost markets. As of mid-2008, it has attracted to its territory eight different housing projects including subdivisions developed by the company owned by Senate President Manny Villar and a pilot Gawad Kalinga housing project for the very poor embarked by the town government and its private sector partners.

Source: wikipedia

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