Santa Teresita, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count13
Postal code3512
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea]
Area (2007)166.98 km2 (64.47 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,038
Density (2015)114 / km2 (295 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 15' North, 121° 55' East (18.2487, 121.9091)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.4 meters (24.3 feet)

Santa Teresita is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 166.98 square kilometers or 64.47 square miles which constitutes 1.80% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,038. This represented 1.59% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.55% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 114 inhabitants per square kilometer or 295 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Teresita has 13 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Alucao7.94%1,5121,4117.16%1.33%
Aridawen6.77%1,2881,2076.71%1.24%
Buyun9.91%1,8871,7925.30%0.99%
Caniugan3.89%74162518.56%3.29%
Centro East9.47%1,8031,6976.25%1.16%
Centro West8.09%1,5411,4476.50%1.21%
Dungeg3.27%6235866.31%1.17%
Luga8.56%1,6291,5356.12%1.14%
Masi6.24%1,1881,03315.00%2.70%
Mission8.97%1,7071,5986.82%1.26%
Simbaluca3.20%60949223.78%4.15%
Simpatuyo13.51%2,5722,27712.96%2.35%
Villa10.18%1,9381,9002.00%0.38%
Santa Teresita Total19,03817,6008.17%1.51%

Historical population

The population of Santa Teresita grew from 8,569 in 1970 to 19,038 in 2015, an increase of 10,469 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.51%, or an increase of 1,438 people, from the previous population of 17,600 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,569
9,6352.38%
10,1471.04%
11,5571.31%
12,5661.58%
13,8042.04%
16,5782.56%
17,6002.20%
19,0381.51%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Teresita is situated at approximately 18° 15' North, 121° 55' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.4 meters or 24.3 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Santa Teresita are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Laoag, Cauayan, and Batac. The nearest municipalities are Buguey, Gonzaga, Camalaniugan, Lal-lo, Aparri, and Santa Ana. Its distance from the national capital is 416.80 kilometers (258.99 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 416.80 kilometers (258.99 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,038, ranked 1,293 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 64.47 square kilometers, ranked 678 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 114 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,287 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.51%, ranked 650 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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