Santa Marcela, Province of Apayao

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceApayao
Barangay count13
Postal code3811
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)196.32 km2 (75.80 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,613
Density (2015)69 / km2 (180 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 17' North, 121° 26' East (18.2872, 121.4345)
Estimated elevation above sea level15.2 meters (49.7 feet)

Santa Marcela is a municipality in the landlocked province of Apayao.

The municipality has a land area of 196.32 square kilometers or 75.80 square miles which constitutes 4.45% of Apayao's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,613. This represented 11.42% of the total population of Apayao province, or 0.79% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 69 inhabitants per square kilometer or 180 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Marcela has 13 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)
Barocboc10.64%1,4481,548-6.46%-1.26%
Consuelo7.62%1,03787119.06%3.38%
Emiliana5.77%785787-0.25%-0.05%
Imelda7.18%97885015.06%2.71%
Malekkeg8.38%1,14197017.63%3.14%
Marcela9.52%1,2961,12015.71%2.82%
Nueva5.90%80366221.30%3.74%
Panay7.12%96976626.50%4.58%
San Antonio6.04%8227992.88%0.54%
San Carlos10.21%1,3901,13822.14%3.88%
San Juan4.69%63846138.39%6.38%
San Mariano7.85%1,0699789.30%1.71%
Sipa Proper9.09%1,2371,06016.70%2.98%
Santa Marcela Total13,61312,01013.35%2.41%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Marcela for the fiscal year of 2016 was 70,767,265.46.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,064,683.14
201041,883,488.61-9.08%
201145,262,168.208.07%
201245,302,977.360.09%
201351,275,574.9313.18%
201456,695,296.1410.57%
201565,242,763.9715.08%
201670,767,265.468.47%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Santa Marcela is 5 to 9, with 1,436 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 143 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1218
1 to 41,073
5 to 91,436
10 to 141,313
15 to 191,312
20 to 241,307
25 to 291,107
30 to 341,032
35 to 39987
40 to 44830
45 to 49756
50 to 54638
55 to 59511
60 to 64374
65 to 69253
70 to 74179
75 to 79144
80 and over143
Total13,613

Historical population

The population of Santa Marcela grew from 5,436 in 1970 to 13,613 in 2015, an increase of 8,177 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.41%, or an increase of 1,603 people, from the previous population of 12,010 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,436
7,1855.76%
7,7681.57%
7,622-0.19%
8,7182.55%
9,8562.67%
11,7312.43%
12,0100.86%
13,6132.41%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Marcela is situated at approximately 18° 17' North, 121° 26' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 15.2 meters or 49.7 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 Marcela are Tuguegarao, Laoag, Tabuk, Batac, Ilagan, and Vigan. The nearest municipalities are Flora, Luna, Pudtol, Allacapan, Ballesteros, and Abulug. Its distance from the national capital is 411.95 kilometers (255.97 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Flora, Apayao, 8.17 kilometers (5.08 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Luna, Apayao, 8.13 kilometers (5.05 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)
  • Pudtol, Apayao, 8.47 kilometers (5.27 miles) to the Southwest (S50°W)
  • Allacapan, Cagayan, 14.39 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S62°E)
  • Ballesteros, Cagayan, 16.05 kilometers (9.97 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N32°E)
  • Abulug, Cagayan, 17.48 kilometers (10.86 miles) to the North (N8°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 411.95 kilometers (255.97 miles) to the South (S7°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,613, ranked 1,453 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 75.80 square kilometers, ranked 561 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 69 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,452 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.41%, ranked 649 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. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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