Santa Elena, Province of Camarines Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Norte
Barangay count19
Postal code4611
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBasiad Bay [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)199.35 km2 (76.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)40,786
Density (2015)205 / km2 (530 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 11' North, 122° 24' East (14.1851, 122.3938)
Estimated elevation above sea level31.9 meters (104.6 feet)

Santa Elena is a coastal municipality in the province of Camarines Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 199.35 square kilometers or 76.97 square miles which constitutes 8.59% of Camarines Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 40,786. This represented 6.99% of the total population of Camarines Norte province, or 0.70% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 205 inhabitants per square kilometer or 530 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Elena has 19 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)
Basiad7.36%3,0022,9531.66%0.31%
Bulala5.05%2,0612,150-4.14%-0.80%
Don Tomas4.76%1,9432,017-3.67%-0.71%
Guitol1.19%484521-7.10%-1.39%
Kabuluan5.06%2,0622,103-1.95%-0.37%
Kagtalaba2.77%1,1311,350-16.22%-3.31%
Maulawin5.68%2,3162,354-1.61%-0.31%
Patag Ibaba1.31%534619-13.73%-2.77%
Patag Iraya1.23%502506-0.79%-0.15%
Plaridel3.94%1,6071,734-7.32%-1.44%
Polungguitguit4.00%1,6321,5882.77%0.52%
Rizal7.02%2,8642,7773.13%0.59%
Salvacion1.60%652776-15.98%-3.26%
San Lorenzo13.69%5,5845,4692.10%0.40%
San Pedro4.50%1,8371,59814.96%2.69%
San Vicente2.92%1,1921,222-2.45%-0.47%
Santa Elena22.75%9,2788,8135.28%0.98%
Tabugon4.42%1,8031,7920.61%0.12%
Villa San Isidro0.74%302486-37.86%-8.66%
Santa Elena Total40,78640,828-0.10%-0.02%

Historical population

The population of Santa Elena grew from 8,608 in 1970 to 40,786 in 2015, an increase of 32,178 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.02%, or a decrease of 42 people, from the previous population of 40,828 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,608
10,8414.74%
13,0923.84%
20,1054.38%
33,95510.32%
37,8782.37%
40,3000.86%
40,8280.47%
40,786-0.02%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Elena is situated at approximately 14° 11' North, 122° 24' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 31.9 meters or 104.6 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 Elena are Tayabas, Lucena, Naga, San Pablo, Calamba, and Tanauan. The nearest municipalities are Capalonga, Calauag, Tagkawayan, Quezon, Guinayangan, and Jose Panganiban. Its distance from the national capital is 158.95 kilometers (98.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Tayabas, Quezon, 88.37 kilometers (54.91 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S79°W)
  • Lucena, 88.82 kilometers (55.19 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)
  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 105.67 kilometers (65.66 miles) to the Southeast (S54°E)
  • San Pablo, Laguna, 116.05 kilometers (72.11 miles) to the West (S84°W)
  • Calamba, Laguna, 132.80 kilometers (82.52 miles) to the West (N89°W)
  • Tanauan, Batangas, 134.45 kilometers (83.54 miles) to the West (S85°W)

Distance from Manila: 158.95 kilometers (98.77 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N73°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 40,786, ranked 669 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 76.97 square kilometers, ranked 550 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 205 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 957 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.02%, ranked 1,555 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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