Santa Maria, Province of Romblon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceRomblon
Barangay count6
Postal code5502
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Tablas
Area (2007)36.20 km2 (13.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,508
Density (2015)235 / km2 (609 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 24' North, 122° 6' East (12.3938, 122.0938)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.8 meters (38.7 feet)

Santa Maria, formerly known as Imelda, is a coastal municipality in the island province of Romblon.

The municipality has a land area of 36.20 square kilometers or 13.98 square miles which constitutes 2.36% of Romblon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,508. This represented 2.91% of the total population of Romblon province, or 0.29% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 235 inhabitants per square kilometer or 609 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Maria has 6 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)
Bonga13.92%1,18495923.46%4.09%
Concepcion Norte31.04%2,6412,4577.49%1.38%
Concepcion Sur25.56%2,1751,9988.86%1.63%
Paroyhog8.24%7016478.35%1.54%
San Isidro6.68%56850113.37%2.42%
Santo Niño14.56%1,2391,12110.53%1.92%
Santa Maria Total8,5087,68310.74%1.96%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Maria for the fiscal year of 2016 was 40,492,925.42.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200923,380,219.60
201024,646,178.805.41%
201126,654,770.008.15%
201225,726,157.40-3.48%
201328,951,681.2012.54%
201432,318,634.8011.63%
201537,248,281.0315.25%
201640,492,925.428.71%

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 Maria is 10 to 14, with 1,000 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 87 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1148
1 to 4636
5 to 9958
10 to 141,000
15 to 19969
20 to 24891
25 to 29654
30 to 34495
35 to 39424
40 to 44451
45 to 49444
50 to 54366
55 to 59312
60 to 64242
65 to 69188
70 to 74129
75 to 7987
80 and over114
Total8,508

Historical population

The population of Santa Maria grew from 6,459 in 1990 to 8,508 in 2015, an increase of 2,049 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.96%, or an increase of 825 people, from the previous population of 7,683 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,459
7,7853.56%
7,324-1.30%
7,5200.36%
7,6830.78%
8,5081.96%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Maria is situated at approximately 12° 24' North, 122° 6' East, in the island of Tablas. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.8 meters or 38.7 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 Maria are Roxas City, Calapan, Passi, Masbate City, Lucena, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Odiongan, Alcantara, San Andres, Ferrol, Looc, and San Agustin. Its distance from the national capital is 271.31 kilometers (168.59 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 271.31 kilometers (168.59 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,508, ranked 1,491 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 13.98 square kilometers, ranked 1,440 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 235 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 822 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.96%, ranked 1,021 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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