Santo Tomas, Province of Pangasinan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvincePangasinan
Barangay count10
Postal code2426
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)12.99 km2 (5.02 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,022
Density (2015)1,156 / km2 (2,992 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 53' North, 120° 35' East (15.8782, 120.5860)
Estimated elevation above sea level30.2 meters (99.2 feet)

Santo Tomas is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Pangasinan.

The municipality has a land area of 12.99 square kilometers or 5.02 square miles which constitutes 0.24% of Pangasinan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,022. This represented 0.51% of the total population of Pangasinan province, or 0.30% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,156 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,992 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santo Tomas has 10 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)
La Luna6.08%9148754.46%0.83%
Poblacion East7.45%1,1191,0506.57%1.22%
Poblacion West4.03%6065539.58%1.76%
Salvacion10.23%1,5371,4039.55%1.75%
San Agustin10.77%1,6181,5524.25%0.80%
San Antonio28.29%4,2493,9846.65%1.23%
San Jose8.88%1,3341,350-1.19%-0.23%
San Marcos6.49%9759285.06%0.95%
Santo Domingo9.96%1,4961,4582.61%0.49%
Santo Niño7.82%1,1741,253-6.30%-1.23%
Santo Tomas Total15,02214,4064.28%0.80%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santo Tomas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 65,535,311.16.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200927,095,696.98
2010142,334,627.22425.30%
201132,481,920.23-77.18%
201231,687,840.08-2.44%
201334,388,161.038.52%
201438,777,909.6912.77%
201549,308,983.4427.16%
201665,535,311.1632.91%

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 Santo Tomas is 10 to 14, with 1,449 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 172 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1268
1 to 41,119
5 to 91,426
10 to 141,449
15 to 191,261
20 to 241,222
25 to 291,160
30 to 341,143
35 to 391,030
40 to 44942
45 to 49895
50 to 54759
55 to 59701
60 to 64610
65 to 69397
70 to 74274
75 to 79172
80 and over194
Total15,022

Historical population

The population of Santo Tomas grew from 5,235 in 1960 to 15,022 in 2015, an increase of 9,787 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.80%, or an increase of 616 people, from the previous population of 14,406 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,235
7,5623.66%
8,6152.65%
8,9460.76%
10,2531.37%
11,3972.00%
12,3041.66%
13,7061.50%
14,4061.83%
15,0220.80%

Location

The municipal center of Santo Tomas is situated at approximately 15° 53' North, 120° 35' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 30.2 meters or 99.2 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 Santo Tomas are Urdaneta, San Carlos, Dagupan, Muñoz, Tarlac City, and San Jose. The nearest municipalities are Villasis, Rosales, Alcala, San Manuel, Balungao, and Cuyapo. Its distance from the national capital is 148.63 kilometers (92.35 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 148.63 kilometers (92.35 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,022, ranked 1,356 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 5.02 square kilometers, ranked 1,555 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,156 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 130 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.80%, ranked 413 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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