San Rafael, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count34
Postal code3008
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)152.43 km2 (58.85 sq mi)
Population (2015)94,655
Density (2015)621 / km2 (1,608 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 2' North, 120° 56' East (15.0253, 120.9331)
Estimated elevation above sea level24.9 meters (81.7 feet)

San Rafael is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Bulacan.

The municipality has a land area of 152.43 square kilometers or 58.85 square miles which constitutes 5.45% of Bulacan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 94,655. This represented 2.88% of the total population of Bulacan province, or 0.84% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 621 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,608 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Rafael has 34 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)
Banca‑banca1.24%1,1741,1224.63%0.87%
BMA‑Balagtas1.60%1,5151,5120.20%0.04%
Caingin10.84%10,2629,7235.54%1.03%
Capihan6.79%6,4235,08326.36%4.56%
Coral na Bato1.58%1,5001,808-17.04%-3.49%
Cruz na Daan1.45%1,3721,2559.32%1.71%
Dagat‑dagatan1.42%1,3471,3073.06%0.58%
Diliman I3.53%3,3403,3330.21%0.04%
Diliman II0.90%8507739.96%1.82%
Libis2.35%2,2282,0777.27%1.35%
Lico2.14%2,0231,9414.22%0.79%
Maasim1.42%1,3461,3023.38%0.63%
Mabalas‑balas3.87%3,6673,19614.74%2.65%
Maguinao4.36%4,1233,65912.68%2.30%
Maronguillo3.47%3,2842,51430.63%5.22%
Paco1.16%1,10192618.90%3.35%
Pansumaloc1.05%99787314.20%2.56%
Pantubig3.96%3,7503,5086.90%1.28%
Pasong Bangkal1.01%95571733.19%5.61%
Pasong Callos0.86%81873810.84%1.98%
Pasong Intsik1.54%1,4591,31710.78%1.97%
Pinacpinacan1.92%1,8151,53818.01%3.20%
Poblacion1.73%1,6361,678-2.50%-0.48%
Pulo3.68%3,4883,4700.52%0.10%
Pulong Bayabas1.13%1,07192615.66%2.81%
Salapungan2.17%2,0581,8958.60%1.58%
Sampaloc4.24%4,0093,6938.56%1.58%
San Agustin1.57%1,4861,29015.19%2.73%
San Roque8.70%8,2336,49426.78%4.62%
Sapang Pahalang0.87%82272313.69%2.47%
Talacsan3.87%3,6593,6380.58%0.11%
Tambubong8.25%7,8107,4325.09%0.95%
Tukod2.52%2,3812,2625.26%0.98%
Ulingao2.80%2,6532,19820.70%3.65%
San Rafael Total94,65585,92110.17%1.86%

Historical population

The population of San Rafael grew from 19,772 in 1960 to 94,655 in 2015, an increase of 74,883 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.86%, or an increase of 8,734 people, from the previous population of 85,921 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,772
28,0393.48%
32,3422.91%
36,8032.62%
49,5283.01%
58,3873.13%
69,7703.89%
85,2842.81%
85,9210.27%
94,6551.86%

Location

The municipal center of San Rafael is situated at approximately 15° 2' North, 120° 56' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 24.9 meters or 81.7 feet above mean sea level.

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Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to San Rafael are Malolos, San Fernando, San Jose del Monte, Gapan, Meycauayan, and Valenzuela. The nearest municipalities are San Ildefonso, Bustos, Baliuag, Candaba, San Miguel, and Angat. Its distance from the national capital is 48.36 kilometers (30.05 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 48.36 kilometers (30.05 miles) to the South (S6°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 94,655, ranked 206 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 58.85 square kilometers, ranked 741 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 621 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 294 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.86%, ranked 438 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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