GEOGRAPHICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE


  • LAND AREA

La Carlota City has a total land area of 13,729 hectares or 139.29 hectares square kilometers.  Mt. Kanlaon Natural Parl comprises an area of 1,046.125 hectares.  Barangay Ara-al has the biggest land area of 1,920.5902 hectares and Barangay III in the Poblacion is the smallest with 90.2221 hectares.

  • LOCATION

La Carlota City is geographically located at the Southwestern portion of Negros Occidental.  It is bounded in the north of Bago City, the mountain ranges of Kanlaon Volcano in the East;  the town of La Castellana in the Southeast, the town of Pontevedra in the South and the town of San Enrique.

  • LAND USES
  • Built-up Areas                      1,239.2342 (Residential, Commercial, Institutional & Socialized Housing)
  • Industrial Areas                       147.2658
  • Agricultural Areas         11,190.8880
  • Forest/Protected Areas      962.7064
  • Cemetery                                     14.0000
  • Roads                                          170.9056
  • Sanitary Landfill                          4.0000

                     TOTAL AREA          13,729.0000

  • ROAD NETWORK
Total Length (in kms)Asphalt (in kms)Concrete (in kms)Gravel (in kms)
Barangay Road35.2301.53013.56020.140
City Road15.6002.96012.640
National Road29.8089.51117.4762.861
  • POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

La Carlota City is composed of 14 barangays, three (3) Urban and eleven (11) Rural.  The Urban barangays are: Barangay 1, Barangay II, Barangay III all located in the city proper.  Barangay Yubo with a distance of seventeen point nine (17.9) kilometers from the urban core is the farthest.

  • CLIMATE

Dry Season is experienced from the month of January until May and wet season for the rest of the year.  Average rainfall is 214.10 mm.

  • POPULATION

The First recorded population was 3,097 in 1903.  The 1995 National Statistics Office survey has recorded a population of 56,414.  The 1997 Pupolation was 57,982 and in the year 2002, the population peaked at 62,094.  By then the Population Density was 4.5 person/hectare.  Of the 14 Barangays, Barangay II has the biggest population at 9,221 and Barangay Yubo had the smallest with 1,962.

  • LANGUAGES/DIALECTS SPOKEN

Generally, the residents of the city speaks Ilonggo, about 96% of the populace and about 4% speaks other languages such as Tagalog, Cebuano, Aklanon and Ilocano.  English is generally understood by the populace.

  • RELIGION

There are five different denomination that exist in the city, 76% are Roman Catholic, 10% belongs to the Philippine Independent Church (Aglipayan), 3% belongs to Iglesia Ni Kristo, 1% belongs to the Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, and the other 10% belongs to the Baptists and Protestants.

  • ECONOMIC

The economic condition reflected in its 2020 Annual Budget of P 550,000,000.00 derived from various sources the increase  collection of local taxes of P66,000,000.00 and the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) – National Share of P484,000,000.00 an increase of 10% compared to 2019 IRA level.

  • SCHOOLS
  • College(s): 
    * La Carlota City College – http://www.sitename.edu.ph
    * Pax Academy ( Formerly La Consolacion College)
  • Public School (s):
    * La Carlota City College
  • High School (s):
    * Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School
    * La Granja National High School
    * San Miguel National High School
    * Yubo Extension High School
  • SERVICES
  • Power
    The Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO) serves the electric power requirement of the city:  Residential – 6,343; Commercial – 241; Industrial – 2; Public Buiildings – 116; Barangay Covered – 14 (100%).
  • Water
    The La Carlota City Water District provides the fresh water supply of the City.  It has served 32,748 residents or total of 5,241 households and 131 commercial businesses.
  • Communication
    * Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
    * Smart Cell Phone
    * Post Office
    * LBC
    * Aboitiz Express
    * TELECOM
    * Fax Machine
    * Government Radio Handset
    * Internet Provider
    * NS Ocana
    * Islacom
    * Globe Telecom
  • Lodging Houses and Apartments
    * CT Comfort Inn
    * Kristel
    * Sacred Heart Apartments and Lodging
    * Escalera  Pension House
  • BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
  • Agora Public Market Complex         – 1
  • General Merchandise                        – 622
  • Construction Supplies                        – 79
  • Wholesalers / Retailers                      – 37
  • Industrial:
    * Rice Mill                                              – 5
    * Sugar Mill                                          – 1
    * Services                                               – 42
  • Financial Institution:
    * Banks                                                   – 2
    * Lending Institutions                        – 15
    * Pawnshops                                        – 5
  • Refreshments / Eateries                     – 86
  • Public Utilities                                      – 1,654
    Recreational & Amusement              – 34
  • Others                                                    – 1,380