Santa Catalina, Province of Ilocos Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Sur
Barangay count9
Postal code2701
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)9.68 km2 (3.74 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,945
Density (2015)1,441 / km2 (3,729 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 35' North, 120° 22' East (17.5888, 120.3634)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.0 meters (29.6 feet)

Santa Catalina is a coastal municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 9.68 square kilometers or 3.74 square miles which constitutes 0.37% of Ilocos Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,945. This represented 2.02% of the total population of Ilocos Sur province, or 0.28% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,441 inhabitants per square kilometer or 3,729 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Catalina has 9 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)
Cabaroan9.28%1,2941,2602.70%0.51%
Cabittaogan18.80%2,6212,5901.20%0.23%
Cabuloan9.85%1,3741,3263.62%0.68%
Pangada5.77%804820-1.95%-0.37%
Paratong8.28%1,1541,1113.87%0.73%
Poblacion10.32%1,4391,4221.20%0.23%
Sinabaan8.87%1,2371,2260.90%0.17%
Subec8.47%1,1811,188-0.59%-0.11%
Tamorong20.37%2,8412,6547.05%1.30%
Santa Catalina Total13,94513,5972.56%0.48%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Catalina for the fiscal year of 2016 was 82,821,140.60.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200922,543,001.76
201041,987,640.0686.26%
201150,446,584.2920.15%
201255,189,937.079.40%
201347,010,837.26-14.82%
201483,547,769.3977.72%
201558,905,910.24-29.49%
201682,821,140.6040.60%

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 Catalina is 20 to 24, with 1,227 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 194 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1233
1 to 4960
5 to 91,218
10 to 141,205
15 to 191,183
20 to 241,227
25 to 291,139
30 to 341,119
35 to 39978
40 to 44835
45 to 49786
50 to 54708
55 to 59637
60 to 64554
65 to 69397
70 to 74297
75 to 79194
80 and over275
Total13,945

Historical population

The population of Santa Catalina grew from 8,414 in 1960 to 13,945 in 2015, an increase of 5,531 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.48%, or an increase of 348 people, from the previous population of 13,597 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,414
8,9210.57%
9,3911.04%
9,7610.78%
11,3881.55%
11,228-0.26%
12,5372.39%
13,2840.80%
13,5970.85%
13,9450.48%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Catalina is situated at approximately 17° 35' North, 120° 22' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.0 meters or 29.6 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 Catalina are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, San Fernando, and Tabuk. The nearest municipalities are San Vicente, Bantay, Caoayan, San Ildefonso, Santo Domingo, and Magsingal. Its distance from the national capital is 338.27 kilometers (210.19 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 338.27 kilometers (210.19 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S11°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,945, ranked 1,429 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 3.74 square kilometers, ranked 1,600 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,441 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 110 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.48%, ranked 581 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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