MUNICIPALITY OF MARIA AURORA
(Socio-Economic & Physical Profile)


LGU Name : MARIA AURORA
Province : AURORA
Region : III

INCOME CLASS: 2nd Class Municipality

LEGAL BASIS OF CREATION: E.O. No.246, July 21, 1949

Total Annual LGU Income :
P 92,253,205.96 (Annual Budget CY 2011)

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
: 15° 40’00” to : 15° 50’00” North Latitude
: 121° 25’00” to 121° 30’00” East Longitude

BOUNDARIES
North/Northwest : Nueva Vizcaya
West/Southwest : Nueva Ecija
South : San Luis, Aurora
East : Baler & Dipaculao, Aurora

TOTAL LAND AREA (in has.): 42,619
Forest Land Area : 27,787.40 has. or 60% of total land area
A & D Land Area : 14,832 has. or 40% of total land area

NUMBER OF BARANGAYS : 40 barangays

TOTAL POPULATION : 36,770 (male - 18905;female - 17865)
No. of Household : 8,543
No. of Voters : 27,507

POPULATION GROWTH RATE : 2.65%

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE : 5

MAJOR CROPS PRODUCED : Palay, Coconut, root, vegetables & fruit crops

TOPOGRAPHY and Slope: <100 MASL - 24.71%
100 - 300 MASL - 24.93%
300 - 500 MASL - 25.13%
100 - 300 MASL - 25.23%

CLIMATE : Type IV climate under Corona’s Classification Average Annual Rainfall: 3,311.1 mm
Monthly Mean: 279.9 mm

DOMINANT POPULATION..............................: Tagalog & Ilocano

Water Resources : Pacugao, Bazal, Malupa, Diaat & Cabatangan River

Proclaimed Watersheds: Pacugao Watershed - 3,567 hectares and Reservations
Bazal-Baubo watershed - 4,403 hectares
Diaat Watershed - 2,678 hectares Aurora Memorial National Park - 2,910 hectares

Soil Characteristics:
Lowland soils - young soils formed from fluvio-marine Sediments & alluvial materials, fine foamy to clayey Texture

Upland soils - undulating to rolling, slightly to moderately Dissected low volcanic, metamorphic & diuretic hills Hill & mountain soils - rolling to steep metamorphic,
diuretic & volcanic, clayey soil textures

Modes of Transportation: Bus, jeepney, tricycle, utility van

ROAD NETWORK...............................................: 315,752 Km. (MEO 2000)
Gravel Filled....................... : 171.50 Km.(54.31%)
Earth Filled..........................................: 126.32 Km. (40.00)
Concrete................: 17,932 Km. (05.68%)

Communications: postal service, smart & globe telecommunications Cable TV, daily newspaper
Power Supply: Aurora Electric Cooperative (AURELCO)

Solid Waste Management: Category I Sanitary Landfill MAEF, residual waste collected in 9 urban barangays, operates barangay & municipal Material Recovery Facilities (MRF)

Irrigation System: 15 irrigation systems, service area - 2,100 has.

LITERACY RATE (10 Years & Above, CBMS Survey 2010)

Number of Persons 10 yrs. old & above - 31,283
Male - 16,150
Female - 15,133
Illiterate persons 10 yrs. old & above - 739 (2.36%)
Male - 365 (2.26%)
Female - 374 (2.47%)

SCHOOL:
Elementary:.....................................: 37
Secondary........................................: 11
Tertiary............................................: 3
Non-Formal......................................: 2

EMPLOYMENT:
Number of the Labor Force - 13,988
Male - 9,822
Female - 4,166
Number of Unemployed - 240 (1.72%)
Male - 174 (1.77%)
Female - 66 (1.58%)

Rate of Employment by Classification

Officials of government and special interest organization, 172 (1.38%) corporate executives, managers, manager proprietors and supervisors
Professional: 794 (6.33%) Technician and associate professionals 178 (1.42%)
Clerks 194 (1.55%) Service workers and shop and market sales workers 2,531 (20.18%)
Farmers, forestry workers and fisherfolks 4,646 (37.03%)
Trades and related workers 558 (4.45%)
Plant and machine operators and assemblers 904 (7.21%)
Laborers and unskilled workers 2,482 (19.78%)
Special Occupations 86 (0.69%)
Tourist Destination: Balete Ecological Park - Brgy. Quirino
Dimasalang Falls - Brgy. Dianawan
Cor-rooy Group of Falls @" Brgy. Bazal
Bazal :" Baubo-Bayanihan Watershed Reserved" Mountain Trekking
Aurora Trans-Basin Dam " Canili Area

Hotel & Resort: Loren-Tess Resort & Lodging House (Ramada)
El Cadji Resto Garden (Poblacion IV)
Malamig Traveller’s Inn & Resort
Jeyahsoon Hot Spring (Bannawag)

Festival/ Feast: Rang-ay (progress) Festival "every July 21"