Santa, Province of Ilocos Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Sur
Barangay count26
Postal code2703
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)109.10 km2 (42.12 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,340
Density (2015)141 / km2 (364 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 29' North, 120° 26' East (17.4860, 120.4344)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.8 meters (35.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 109.10 square kilometers or 42.12 square miles which constitutes 4.20% of Ilocos Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,340. This represented 2.22% of the total population of Ilocos Sur province, or 0.31% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 141 inhabitants per square kilometer or 364 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa 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)
Ampandula4.37%6716690.30%0.06%
Banaoang3.17%487568-14.26%-2.89%
Basug1.56%239274-12.77%-2.57%
Bucalag1.51%23220811.54%2.10%
Cabangaran1.71%263291-9.62%-1.91%
Calungboyan3.87%59349819.08%3.38%
Casiber3.81%584629-7.15%-1.40%
Dammay1.21%186199-6.53%-1.28%
Labut Norte3.72%5715405.74%1.07%
Labut Sur1.70%261270-3.33%-0.64%
Mabilbila Norte4.47%685717-4.46%-0.87%
Mabilbila Sur12.70%1,9481,8803.62%0.68%
Magsaysay District6.40%9829117.79%1.44%
Manueva6.23%9551,006-5.07%-0.99%
Marcos3.83%5885712.98%0.56%
Nagpanaoan4.97%76259627.85%4.79%
Namalangan4.93%7567540.27%0.05%
Oribi1.25%19215226.32%4.55%
Pasungol3.59%5505343.00%0.56%
Quezon2.12%325360-9.72%-1.93%
Quirino2.17%333353-5.67%-1.10%
Rancho4.35%6676640.45%0.09%
Rizal5.55%8528095.32%0.99%
Sacuyya Norte5.50%843849-0.71%-0.13%
Sacuyya Sur3.72%571580-1.55%-0.30%
Tabucolan1.59%2442248.93%1.64%
Santa Total15,34015,1061.55%0.29%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa for the fiscal year of 2016 was 97,766,228.98.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,759,471.95
201057,111,695.7564.31%
201160,667,096.886.23%
201255,908,217.00-7.84%
201363,540,902.6613.65%
201449,277,365.42-22.45%
201556,060,673.3913.77%
201697,766,228.9874.39%

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 is 20 to 24, with 1,386 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 262 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1264
1 to 41,156
5 to 91,353
10 to 141,284
15 to 191,285
20 to 241,386
25 to 291,319
30 to 341,206
35 to 391,017
40 to 44898
45 to 49833
50 to 54872
55 to 59659
60 to 64525
65 to 69390
70 to 74310
75 to 79262
80 and over321
Total15,340

Historical population

The population of Santa grew from 10,214 in 1960 to 15,340 in 2015, an increase of 5,126 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.29%, or an increase of 234 people, from the previous population of 15,106 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,214
10,8590.60%
11,7991.68%
11,359-0.76%
12,5701.02%
12,8010.34%
13,9181.81%
14,0590.14%
15,1062.65%
15,3400.29%

Location

The municipal center of Santa is situated at approximately 17° 29' North, 120° 26' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.8 meters or 35.5 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 are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, San Fernando, and Tabuk. The nearest municipalities are Narvacan, Caoayan, Nagbukel, San Quintin, Bantay, and San Vicente. Its distance from the national capital is 325.68 kilometers (202.37 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 325.68 kilometers (202.37 miles) to the South (S10°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,340, ranked 1,380 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 42.12 square kilometers, ranked 966 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 141 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,168 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.29%, ranked 236 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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