Santa Josefa, Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (203 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 59' North, 126° 2' East (7.9836, 126.0277)
Estimated elevation above sea level38.3 meters (125.6 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,729. This represented 3.81% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.03% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 78 inhabitants per square kilometer or 203 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Josefa has 11 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)
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. 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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,687
3,6017.70%
4,9726.69%
6,6045.84%
11,3925.60%
21,19012.33%
22,7301.52%
24,9721.31%
25,1560.27%
26,7291.16%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Josefa is situated at approximately 7° 59' North, 126° 2' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,729, ranked 1,036 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 131.97 square kilometers, ranked 265 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 78 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,417 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.16%, ranked 935 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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