San Jose, Tarlac

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San Jose
San Jose Town Hall
San Jose Town Hall

Map of Tarlac showing the location of San Jose
Map of Tarlac showing the location of San Jose
San Jose is located in Philippines
San Jose
San Jose
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°24′N 120°20′E / 15.4°N 120.33°E / 15.4; 120.33Coordinates: 15°24′N 120°20′E / 15.4°N 120.33°E / 15.4; 120.33
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Tarlac
District 2nd District
Founded 1990
Barangays 13
 • Mayor Jose Areno Yap Jr.
 • Total 592.81 km2 (228.89 sq mi)
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 36,253
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2318
IDD:area code +63 (0)45
Income class 3rd class

San Jose is a third-class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 36,253 people.[3]

It was created into a municipality pursuant to RA 6842, ratified on April 21, 1990; taken from the municipality of Tarlac City. It is also the largest municipality of the province in terms of land area.

The Eco-Tourism park and Monasterio de Tarlac is located at Barangay Lubigan. The monastery holds a relic of the Holy Cross and is the only one known to possess such in Asia. The monastery's height is at approximately 300 meters. A deep portion of the Tarlac River which was unaffected by lahar still exists, and for a fee of about 20 pesos, depending on the owner, a visitor can go for a traditional balsa or bamboo raft ride. The Jeepney ride from central terminal in Tarlac City costs about 40 pesos to Barangay Villa Aglipay. The first trip leaves at around 10:00 a.m and the last trip leaves at around 7:00 p.m. From the drop point, about three people can pay for a tricycle ride to the monastery at an agreed cost since not all vehicles are capable of getting there. It is one of the largest municipality of Tarlac in terms of land area.


San Jose is politically subdivided into 13 barangays:[2]

  • Burgos
  • David
  • Iba
  • Labney
  • Lawacamulag
  • Lubigan
  • Maamot
  • Mababanaba
  • Moriones
  • Pao
  • San Juan de Valdez
  • Sula
  • Villa Aglipay


Population census of San Jose
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 20,483 —    
1995 25,473 +4.17%
2000 29,440 +3.15%
2007 32,728 +1.47%
2010 33,960 +1.35%
2015 36,253 +1.25%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5]

In the 2015 census, the population of San Jose, Tarlac, was 36,253 people,[3] with a density of 61 inhabitants per square kilometre or 160 inhabitants per square mile.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Tarlac". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region III (Central Luzon)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Region III (Central Luzon)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Province of Tarlac". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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