Santo Niño, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count31
Postal code3525
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)512.90 km2 (198.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,219
Density (2015)53 / km2 (137 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 53' North, 121° 34' East (17.8838, 121.5692)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.0 meters (75.5 feet)

Santo Niño, formerly known as Faire, is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 512.90 square kilometers or 198.03 square miles which constitutes 5.52% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,219. This represented 2.27% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.79% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 53 inhabitants per square kilometer or 137 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santo Niño has 31 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)
Abariongan Ruar4.43%1,2051,1148.17%1.51%
Abariongan Uneg3.77%1,0271,0180.88%0.17%
Balagan1.88%51343119.03%3.37%
Balanni2.63%71564411.02%2.01%
Cabayo0.61%1651519.27%1.70%
Calapangan2.65%7216904.49%0.84%
Calassitan4.17%1,1361,0894.32%0.81%
Campo4.70%1,2781,16010.17%1.86%
Centro Norte10.32%2,8082,6854.58%0.86%
Centro Sur8.86%2,4112,3074.51%0.84%
Dungao4.74%1,2901,307-1.30%-0.25%
Lattac5.63%1,5321,4277.36%1.36%
Lipatan2.83%771825-6.55%-1.28%
Lubo4.04%1,0991,186-7.34%-1.44%
Mabitbitnong1.22%3333175.05%0.94%
Mapitac0.93%25222114.03%2.53%
Masical1.50%4093807.63%1.41%
Matalao3.36%9148991.67%0.32%
Nag‑uma2.34%63855814.34%2.58%
Namuccayan3.87%1,0541,078-2.23%-0.43%
Niug Norte2.69%732756-3.17%-0.61%
Niug Sur2.60%7086449.94%1.82%
Palusao1.59%432450-4.00%-0.77%
San Manuel3.12%8508154.29%0.80%
San Roque0.19%52144-63.89%-17.63%
Santa Felicitas1.65%45040810.29%1.88%
Santa Maria1.20%32626722.10%3.87%
Sidiran1.98%5394998.02%1.48%
Tabang5.36%1,4581,4500.55%0.10%
Tamucco2.38%64957413.07%2.37%
Virginia2.76%75263218.99%3.37%
Santo Niño Total27,21926,1264.18%0.78%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santo Niño for the fiscal year of 2016 was 124,397,798.77.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200971,176,234.39
201075,515,782.296.10%
201181,504,478.747.93%
2012
201388,608,460.71
201498,886,786.8211.60%
2015112,797,060.7414.07%
2016124,397,798.7710.28%

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 Niño is 5 to 9, with 2,899 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 362 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1514
1 to 42,347
5 to 92,899
10 to 142,852
15 to 192,672
20 to 242,276
25 to 291,968
30 to 341,747
35 to 391,727
40 to 441,607
45 to 491,423
50 to 541,301
55 to 591,195
60 to 64873
65 to 69633
70 to 74458
75 to 79362
80 and over365
Total27,219

Historical population

The population of Santo Niño grew from 13,981 in 1960 to 27,219 in 2015, an increase of 13,238 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.78%, or an increase of 1,093 people, from the previous population of 26,126 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,981
16,9231.89%
18,6381.96%
19,4930.90%
18,608-0.46%
21,1512.43%
22,7521.58%
25,6881.69%
26,1260.62%
27,2190.78%

Location

The municipal center of Santo Niño is situated at approximately 17° 53' North, 121° 34' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.0 meters or 75.5 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 Santo Niño are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Batac, and Laoag. The nearest municipalities are Alcala, Piat, Amulung, Lasam, Tuao, and Gattaran. Its distance from the national capital is 369.83 kilometers (229.80 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Alcala, Cagayan, 9.50 kilometers (5.90 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N77°E)
  • Piat, Cagayan, 14.11 kilometers (8.77 miles) to the Southwest (S44°W)
  • Amulung, Cagayan, 17.14 kilometers (10.65 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S72°E)
  • Lasam, Cagayan, 20.29 kilometers (12.61 miles) to the North (N10°E)
  • Tuao, Cagayan, 20.46 kilometers (12.72 miles) to the Southwest (S36°W)
  • Gattaran, Cagayan, 21.17 kilometers (13.15 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tuguegarao, Cagayan, 34.67 kilometers (21.55 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 53.71 kilometers (33.37 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Ilagan, Isabela, 88.62 kilometers (55.06 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)
  • Cauayan, Isabela, 107.16 kilometers (66.58 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S11°E)
  • Batac, Ilocos Norte, 108.19 kilometers (67.22 miles) to the West (N80°W)
  • Laoag, Ilocos Norte, 108.98 kilometers (67.72 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N71°W)

Distance from Manila: 369.83 kilometers (229.80 miles) to the South (S10°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,219, ranked 1,010 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 198.03 square kilometers, ranked 139 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 53 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,502 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.78%, ranked 875 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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