Santol, Province of La Union

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
Barangay count11
Postal code2516
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)93.70 km2 (36.18 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,476
Density (2015)133 / km2 (345 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 46' North, 120° 28' East (16.7729, 120.4596)
Estimated elevation above sea level89.8 meters (294.6 feet)

Santol is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of La Union.

The municipality has a land area of 93.70 square kilometers or 36.18 square miles which constitutes 6.26% of La Union's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,476. This represented 1.59% of the total population of La Union province, or 0.25% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 133 inhabitants per square kilometer or 345 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santol 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)
Corrooy17.39%2,1692,1361.54%0.29%
Lettac Norte9.02%1,1251,0724.94%0.92%
Lettac Sur9.23%1,1521,0677.97%1.47%
Mangaan9.15%1,1411,0667.04%1.30%
Paagan11.47%1,4311,3644.91%0.92%
Poblacion12.68%1,5821,4697.69%1.42%
Puguil8.46%1,0561,096-3.65%-0.71%
Ramot5.84%72863015.56%2.79%
Sapdaan3.17%395445-11.24%-2.24%
Sasaba7.04%8788621.86%0.35%
Tubaday6.56%8198002.38%0.45%
Santol Total12,47612,0073.91%0.73%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santol for the fiscal year of 2016 was 124,247,847.13.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200937,384,865.51
201090,494,004.73142.06%
201172,403,096.53-19.99%
201260,987,845.96-15.77%
201357,633,266.40-5.50%
201444,555,190.07-22.69%
201562,836,141.3341.03%
2016124,247,847.1397.73%

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 Santol is 5 to 9, with 1,390 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 177 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1216
1 to 41,104
5 to 91,390
10 to 141,341
15 to 191,073
20 to 24940
25 to 29927
30 to 34938
35 to 39801
40 to 44683
45 to 49657
50 to 54604
55 to 59560
60 to 64376
65 to 69284
70 to 74220
75 to 79177
80 and over185
Total12,476

Historical population

The population of Santol grew from 6,125 in 1960 to 12,476 in 2015, an increase of 6,351 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.73%, or an increase of 469 people, from the previous population of 12,007 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,125
7,3161.75%
7,6860.99%
7,8360.39%
9,5441.99%
10,2091.27%
11,2022.01%
11,7120.62%
12,0070.91%
12,4760.73%

Location

The municipal center of Santol is situated at approximately 16° 46' North, 120° 28' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 89.8 meters or 294.6 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 Santol are San Fernando, Baguio, Candon, Dagupan, Alaminos, and Vigan. The nearest municipalities are Balaoan, Sugpon, San Gabriel, Luna, Bacnotan, and Bangar. Its distance from the national capital is 247.84 kilometers (154.00 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 247.84 kilometers (154.00 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S13°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,476, ranked 1,449 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 36.18 square kilometers, ranked 1,054 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 133 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,186 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.73%, ranked 954 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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