Santa Maria, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count24
Postal code3022
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)90.92 km2 (35.10 sq mi)
Population (2015)256,454
Density (2015)2,821 / km2 (7,306 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 49' North, 120° 58' East (14.8204, 120.9606)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.9 meters (45.5 feet)

Santa Maria is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Bulacan.

The municipality has a land area of 90.92 square kilometers or 35.10 square miles which constitutes 3.25% of Bulacan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 256,454. This represented 7.79% of the total population of Bulacan province, or 2.29% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 2,821 inhabitants per square kilometer or 7,306 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Maria has 24 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)
Bagbaguin3.48%8,9128,4076.01%1.12%
Balasing3.08%7,9006,53020.98%3.69%
Buenavista0.95%2,4362,10315.83%2.84%
Bulac3.60%9,2257,69119.95%3.52%
Camangyanan2.10%5,3884,27725.98%4.49%
Catmon5.20%13,33411,67114.25%2.57%
Cay Pombo11.29%28,94722,94826.14%4.52%
Caysio5.60%14,36510,79033.13%5.60%
Guyong5.75%14,74913,5259.05%1.66%
Lalakhan0.91%2,3372,04514.28%2.57%
Mag‑asawang Sapa3.65%9,3737,30328.34%4.87%
Mahabang Parang1.70%4,3613,41127.85%4.79%
Manggahan0.94%2,3982,2277.68%1.42%
Parada3.29%8,4487,26316.32%2.92%
Poblacion5.02%12,87611,13015.69%2.81%
Pulong Buhangin14.39%36,89333,6439.66%1.77%
San Gabriel3.30%8,4657,60611.29%2.06%
San Jose Patag4.40%11,2829,99912.83%2.33%
San Vicente6.58%16,87113,46625.29%4.39%
Santa Clara4.72%12,1159,19331.79%5.40%
Santa Cruz3.59%9,2117,96815.60%2.80%
Silangan0.79%2,0281,70918.67%3.31%
Tabing Bakod2.23%5,7165,3307.24%1.34%
Tumana3.44%8,8248,1168.72%1.61%
Santa Maria Total256,454218,35117.45%3.11%

Historical population

The population of Santa Maria grew from 26,341 in 1960 to 256,454 in 2015, an increase of 230,113 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.11%, or an increase of 38,103 people, from the previous population of 218,351 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
26,341
36,3693.21%
45,6154.65%
58,7485.19%
91,4684.53%
101,0711.89%
144,2827.93%
205,2584.98%
218,3512.28%
256,4543.11%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Maria is situated at approximately 14° 49' North, 120° 58' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.9 meters or 45.5 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 Maria are Meycauayan, San Jose del Monte, Valenzuela, Malabon, Malolos, and Navotas. The nearest municipalities are Bocaue, Pandi, Balagtas, Marilao, Guiguinto, and Bulakan. Its distance from the national capital is 25.51 kilometers (15.85 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 25.51 kilometers (15.85 miles) to the South (S5°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 256,454, ranked 52 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 35.10 square kilometers, ranked 1,099 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 2,821 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 64 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.11%, ranked 106 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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