Socorro, Province of Oriental Mindoro

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
Barangay count26
Postal code5207
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindoro
Area (2007)151.38 km2 (58.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)39,099
Density (2015)258 / km2 (669 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 3' North, 121° 24' East (13.0562, 121.4060)
Estimated elevation above sea level21.3 meters (69.9 feet)

Socorro is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Oriental Mindoro.

The municipality has a land area of 151.38 square kilometers or 58.45 square miles which constitutes 3.57% of Oriental Mindoro's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,099. This represented 4.63% of the total population of Oriental Mindoro province, or 1.32% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 258 inhabitants per square kilometer or 669 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Socorro has 26 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)
Bagsok4.15%1,6231,5474.91%0.92%
Batong Dalig2.23%870921-5.54%-1.08%
Bayuin6.15%2,4052,2228.24%1.52%
Bugtong na Tuog3.12%1,2211,1129.80%1.80%
Calocmoy4.47%1,7491,889-7.41%-1.46%
Calubayan3.02%1,1791,1383.60%0.68%
Catiningan5.47%2,1391,9648.91%1.64%
Fortuna7.46%2,9182,8761.46%0.28%
Happy Valley2.98%1,1651,00715.69%2.81%
Leuteboro I4.74%1,8541,8082.54%0.48%
Leuteboro II5.18%2,0251,78413.51%2.44%
Ma. Concepcion1.81%70863711.15%2.03%
Mabuhay I2.67%1,0459747.29%1.35%
Mabuhay II4.49%1,7571,7530.23%0.04%
Malugay1.85%725802-9.60%-1.90%
Matungao6.95%2,7192,748-1.06%-0.20%
Monteverde2.37%9271,197-22.56%-4.75%
Pasi I2.07%808840-3.81%-0.74%
Pasi II2.12%827895-7.60%-1.49%
Santo Domingo4.77%1,8642,095-11.03%-2.20%
Subaan6.07%2,3742,3510.98%0.19%
Villareal2.28%89075817.41%3.10%
Zone I2.76%1,0811,0710.93%0.18%
Zone II1.60%62456710.05%1.84%
Zone III2.48%9691,020-5.00%-0.97%
Zone IV6.73%2,6332,37211.00%2.01%
Socorro Total39,09938,3481.96%0.37%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Socorro for the fiscal year of 2016 was 105,333,042.82.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200960,753,171.64
201064,611,535.796.35%
201170,435,495.439.01%
201268,877,317.87-2.21%
201374,839,156.008.66%
201484,523,177.1212.94%
201594,982,143.7312.37%
2016105,333,042.8210.90%

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 Socorro is 5 to 9, with 4,560 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 325 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1872
1 to 43,658
5 to 94,560
10 to 144,396
15 to 193,708
20 to 243,278
25 to 292,869
30 to 342,657
35 to 392,502
40 to 442,176
45 to 491,921
50 to 541,792
55 to 591,549
60 to 641,135
65 to 69850
70 to 74506
75 to 79345
80 and over325
Total39,099

Historical population

The population of Socorro grew from 15,456 in 1970 to 39,099 in 2015, an increase of 23,643 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.37%, or an increase of 751 people, from the previous population of 38,348 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,456
20,8686.21%
24,3323.12%
29,8062.05%
34,1822.60%
37,1761.82%
38,0520.32%
38,3480.28%
39,0990.37%

Location

The municipal center of Socorro is situated at approximately 13° 3' North, 121° 24' East, in the island of Mindoro. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 21.3 meters or 69.9 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 Socorro are Calapan, Batangas City, Lucena, Lipa, Tayabas, and San Pablo. The nearest municipalities are Pinamalayan, Pola, Gloria, Victoria, Bansud, and Naujan. Its distance from the national capital is 175.90 kilometers (109.30 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 175.90 kilometers (109.30 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N15°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,099, ranked 657 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 58.45 square kilometers, ranked 706 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 258 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 761 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.37%, ranked 804 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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