Santa Teresita, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count13
Postal code3512
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)166.98 km2 (64.47 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,038
Density (2015)114 / km2 (295 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 15' North, 121° 55' East (18.2487, 121.9091)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.4 meters (24.3 feet)

Santa Teresita is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 166.98 square kilometers or 64.47 square miles which constitutes 1.80% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,038. This represented 1.59% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.55% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 114 inhabitants per square kilometer or 295 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Teresita has 13 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)
Alucao7.94%1,5121,4117.16%1.33%
Aridawen6.77%1,2881,2076.71%1.24%
Buyun9.91%1,8871,7925.30%0.99%
Caniugan3.89%74162518.56%3.29%
Centro East9.47%1,8031,6976.25%1.16%
Centro West8.09%1,5411,4476.50%1.21%
Dungeg3.27%6235866.31%1.17%
Luga8.56%1,6291,5356.12%1.14%
Masi6.24%1,1881,03315.00%2.70%
Mission8.97%1,7071,5986.82%1.26%
Simbaluca3.20%60949223.78%4.15%
Simpatuyo13.51%2,5722,27712.96%2.35%
Villa10.18%1,9381,9002.00%0.38%
Santa Teresita Total19,03817,6008.17%1.51%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Teresita for the fiscal year of 2016 was 79,418,443.26.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200943,037,548.93
201046,021,504.886.93%
201149,816,211.828.25%
201248,837,714.24-1.96%
201354,083,846.7710.74%
201461,535,513.3913.78%
201572,206,535.6017.34%
201679,418,443.269.99%

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 Teresita is 5 to 9, with 1,952 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 216 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1390
1 to 41,631
5 to 91,952
10 to 141,892
15 to 191,929
20 to 241,761
25 to 291,532
30 to 341,308
35 to 391,243
40 to 441,119
45 to 491,062
50 to 54894
55 to 59753
60 to 64510
65 to 69352
70 to 74250
75 to 79216
80 and over244
Total19,038

Historical population

The population of Santa Teresita grew from 8,569 in 1970 to 19,038 in 2015, an increase of 10,469 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.51%, or an increase of 1,438 people, from the previous population of 17,600 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,569
9,6352.38%
10,1471.04%
11,5571.31%
12,5661.58%
13,8042.04%
16,5782.56%
17,6002.20%
19,0381.51%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Teresita is situated at approximately 18° 15' North, 121° 55' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.4 meters or 24.3 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 Teresita are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Laoag, Cauayan, and Batac. The nearest municipalities are Buguey, Gonzaga, Camalaniugan, Lal-lo, Aparri, and Santa Ana. Its distance from the national capital is 416.80 kilometers (258.99 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 416.80 kilometers (258.99 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,038, ranked 1,286 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 64.47 square kilometers, ranked 676 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 114 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,280 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.51%, ranked 474 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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