San Nicolas, Province of Pangasinan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvincePangasinan
Barangay count33
Postal code2447
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)210.20 km2 (81.16 sq mi)
Population (2015)35,574
Density (2015)169 / km2 (438 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 4' North, 120° 46' East (16.0703, 120.7624)
Estimated elevation above sea level87.1 meters (285.7 feet)

San Nicolas is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Pangasinan.

The municipality has a land area of 210.20 square kilometers or 81.16 square miles which constitutes 3.86% of Pangasinan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,574. This represented 1.20% of the total population of Pangasinan province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 169 inhabitants per square kilometer or 438 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Nicolas has 33 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)
Bensican1.98%7056606.82%1.26%
Cabitnongan3.61%1,2851,2324.30%0.81%
Caboloan2.47%879932-5.69%-1.11%
Cacabugaoan3.79%1,3481,3380.75%0.14%
Calanutian1.52%53948511.13%2.03%
Calaocan3.48%1,2391,07515.26%2.74%
Camanggaan1.50%535581-7.92%-1.56%
Camindoroan1.47%524532-1.50%-0.29%
Casaratan3.18%1,1331,1280.44%0.08%
Dalumpinas4.03%1,4331,439-0.42%-0.08%
Fianza2.42%8608511.06%0.20%
Lungao1.77%6305857.69%1.42%
Malico0.71%25421418.69%3.32%
Malilion3.10%1,1031,0633.76%0.71%
Nagkaysa2.77%9869632.39%0.45%
Nining1.21%429451-4.88%-0.95%
Poblacion East7.62%2,7122,6074.03%0.75%
Poblacion West1.69%6015842.91%0.55%
Salingcob2.20%782806-2.98%-0.57%
Salpad1.56%55645522.20%3.89%
San Felipe East7.42%2,6402,4886.11%1.14%
San Felipe West2.86%1,0199428.17%1.51%
San Isidro2.25%7997772.83%0.53%
San Jose3.18%1,1301,0725.41%1.01%
San Rafael Centro2.37%84276210.50%1.92%
San Rafael East2.28%81173210.79%1.97%
San Rafael West4.24%1,5101,4722.58%0.49%
San Roque7.80%2,7752,7052.59%0.49%
Santa Maria East5.12%1,8231,60613.51%2.44%
Santa Maria West3.49%1,2411,2171.97%0.37%
Santo Tomas1.54%5475214.99%0.93%
Siblot3.62%1,2881,2364.21%0.79%
Sobol1.73%6165973.18%0.60%
San Nicolas Total35,57434,1084.30%0.80%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Nicolas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 120,482,854.87.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200981,256,423.67
201085,267,563.114.94%
201191,041,007.766.77%
201285,199,268.80-6.42%
201392,719,879.178.83%
2014110,503,867.3619.18%
2015120,286,817.238.85%
2016120,482,854.870.16%

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 San Nicolas is 5 to 9, with 3,546 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 492 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1637
1 to 42,725
5 to 93,546
10 to 143,509
15 to 193,303
20 to 242,978
25 to 292,713
30 to 342,466
35 to 392,275
40 to 442,216
45 to 492,105
50 to 541,753
55 to 591,532
60 to 641,140
65 to 69979
70 to 74694
75 to 79511
80 and over492
Total35,574

Historical population

The population of San Nicolas grew from 19,080 in 1960 to 35,574 in 2015, an increase of 16,494 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.80%, or an increase of 1,466 people, from the previous population of 34,108 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,080
21,6871.26%
23,3771.52%
23,243-0.11%
27,4151.66%
29,0581.10%
31,4181.69%
33,4190.86%
34,1080.75%
35,5740.80%

Location

The municipal center of San Nicolas is situated at approximately 16° 4' North, 120° 46' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 87.1 meters or 285.7 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 San Nicolas are Urdaneta, San Jose, Baguio, Muñoz, Dagupan, and San Carlos. The nearest municipalities are Natividad, Tayug, San Manuel, San Quintin, Santa Maria, and Asingan. Its distance from the national capital is 165.39 kilometers (102.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 165.39 kilometers (102.77 miles) to the South (S8°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,574, ranked 729 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 81.16 square kilometers, ranked 489 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 169 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,038 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.80%, ranked 569 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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