Santa Josefa
Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count11
Postal code8512
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)341.80 km2
(131.97 sq. mi)
Population (2015)26,729
Density (2015)78 per km2
(203 per sq. mi)
Coordinates7° 59' North, 126° 2' East
(7.9836 ° N, 126.0277 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
38.3 meters
(125.6 feet)
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Santa Josefa is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 341.80 square kilometers or 131.97 square miles which constitutes 3.42% of Agusan del Sur's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 26,729 representing 3.81% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.03% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 78 inhabitants per square kilometer or 203 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Santa Josefa has 11 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Angas12.24%3,2713,1194.87%0.91%
Aurora9.92%2,6512,39610.64%1.94%
Awao8.35%2,2322,2320.00%0.00%
Concepcion3.95%1,05589817.48%3.12%
Pag‑asa4.20%1,12292321.56%3.79%
Patrocinio8.37%2,2382,1822.57%0.48%
Poblacion18.56%4,9624,7833.74%0.70%
San Jose9.30%2,4862,3157.39%1.37%
Santa Isabel8.84%2,3632,2933.05%0.57%
Sayon9.80%2,6202,36810.64%1.94%
Tapaz6.47%1,7291,6474.98%0.93%
Santa Josefa Total26,72925,1566.25%1.16%
Historical population

The population of Santa Josefa grew from 1,687 in 1960 to 26,729 in 2015, an increase of 25,042 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.27%, 12.33%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.16%, or an increase of 1,573 people, from the previous population of 25,156 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 151,687
1970 May 63,6017.70%
1975 May 14,9726.69%
1980 May 16,6045.84%
1990 May 111,3925.60%
1995 Sep 121,19012.33%
2000 May 122,7301.52%
2007 Aug 124,9721.31%
2010 May 125,1560.27%
2015 Aug 126,7291.16%
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The town center of Santa Josefa is situated at approximately 7° 59' North, 126° 2' East, which has an elevation estimated at 38.3 meters or 125.6 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 Josefa are Bislig, Tagum, Panabo, Bayugan, Malaybalay, and Valencia. The nearest municipalities are Trento, Veruela, Monkayo, Bunawan, Loreto, and Montevista. Its distance from the national capital is 915.15 kilometers (568.65 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 915.15 kilometers (568.65 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)

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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