Santa Cruz, Province of Occidental Mindoro

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceOccidental Mindoro
Barangay count11
Postal code5105
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesMindoro Strait
Philippine major island(s)Mindoro
Area (2007)681.40 km2 (263.09 sq mi)
Population (2015)37,484
Density (2015)55 / km2 (142 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 5' North, 120° 43' East (13.0843, 120.7169)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.1 meters (23.4 feet)

Santa Cruz is a coastal municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro.

The municipality has a land area of 681.40 square kilometers or 263.09 square miles which constitutes 11.62% of Occidental Mindoro's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 37,484. This represented 7.69% of the total population of Occidental Mindoro province, or 1.26% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 55 inhabitants per square kilometer or 142 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Cruz 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)
Alacaak8.78%3,2902,91612.83%2.32%
Barahan16.91%6,3396,0055.56%1.04%
Casague7.57%2,8382,7104.72%0.88%
Dayap6.72%2,5192,27710.63%1.94%
Kurtinganan4.04%1,5141,3938.69%1.60%
Lumangbayan8.10%3,0372,62915.52%2.78%
Mulawin10.14%3,8023,22118.04%3.21%
Pinagturilan20.57%7,7107,1677.58%1.40%
Poblacion I4.86%1,8211,8011.11%0.21%
Poblacion II6.92%2,5942,597-0.12%-0.02%
San Vicente5.39%2,0201,82810.50%1.92%
Santa Cruz Total37,48434,5448.51%1.57%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Cruz for the fiscal year of 2016 was 158,338,787.94.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200986,506,226.77
201086,935,204.540.50%
2011101,072,182.7016.26%
201297,169,602.81-3.86%
2013110,964,840.6514.20%
2014126,361,763.5813.88%
2015143,983,480.6513.95%
2016158,338,787.949.97%

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 Cruz is 5 to 9, with 4,729 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 248 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,021
1 to 44,065
5 to 94,729
10 to 144,171
15 to 193,443
20 to 243,338
25 to 293,050
30 to 342,687
35 to 392,421
40 to 442,047
45 to 491,741
50 to 541,357
55 to 591,104
60 to 64843
65 to 69581
70 to 74361
75 to 79248
80 and over277
Total37,484

Historical population

The population of Santa Cruz grew from 2,907 in 1960 to 37,484 in 2015, an increase of 34,577 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.57%, or an increase of 2,940 people, from the previous population of 34,544 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
2,907
6,2817.83%
10,16610.14%
10,9031.41%
16,6754.34%
21,9115.25%
26,8874.49%
30,4021.71%
34,5444.76%
37,4841.57%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Cruz is situated at approximately 13° 5' North, 120° 43' East, in the island of Mindoro. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.1 meters or 23.4 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 Cruz are Calapan, Batangas City, Lipa, Tagaytay, Tanauan, and San Pablo. The nearest municipalities are Mamburao, Sablayan, Abra de Ilog, Paluan, San Teodoro, and Baco. Its distance from the national capital is 169.06 kilometers (105.05 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 169.06 kilometers (105.05 miles) to the North (N10°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 37,484, ranked 697 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 263.09 square kilometers, ranked 71 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 55 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,446 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.57%, ranked 458 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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