Santo Tomas, Province of Isabela

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceIsabela
Barangay count27
Postal code3327
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)60.70 km2 (23.44 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,005
Density (2015)379 / km2 (981 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 24' North, 121° 46' East (17.3998, 121.7658)
Estimated elevation above sea level34.9 meters (114.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 60.70 square kilometers or 23.44 square miles which constitutes 0.49% of Isabela's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,005. This represented 1.44% of the total population of Isabela province, or 0.67% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 379 inhabitants per square kilometer or 981 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santo Tomas has 27 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)
Ammugauan2.48%5715533.25%0.61%
Antagan2.13%4914792.51%0.47%
Bagabag3.47%7987279.77%1.79%
Bagutari5.37%1,2351,10911.36%2.07%
Balelleng7.79%1,7911,7363.17%0.60%
Barumbong5.21%1,1981,1484.36%0.82%
Biga Occidental3.23%74463616.98%3.03%
Biga Oriental2.89%66559312.14%2.21%
Bolinao‑Culalabo7.01%1,6121,4749.36%1.72%
Bubug5.15%1,1851,0888.92%1.64%
Calanigan Norte1.93%4454098.80%1.62%
Calanigan Sur2.29%527591-10.83%-2.16%
Calinaoan Centro3.06%703831-15.40%-3.13%
Calinaoan Malasin1.92%442463-4.54%-0.88%
Calinaoan Norte2.55%587634-7.41%-1.46%
Cañogan Abajo Norte2.56%5885457.89%1.46%
Cañogan Abajo Sur3.36%77358931.24%5.31%
Cañogan Alto3.23%7427360.82%0.15%
Centro11.86%2,7282,25720.87%3.67%
Colunguan5.15%1,1841,1344.41%0.82%
Malapagay1.51%347350-0.86%-0.16%
San Rafael Abajo2.56%590596-1.01%-0.19%
San Rafael Alto2.74%630650-3.08%-0.59%
San Roque4.46%1,0261,0071.89%0.36%
San Vicente5.38%1,2381,2270.90%0.17%
Uauang‑Galicia0.00%00NULLNULL
Uauang‑Tuliao0.72%16512630.95%5.27%
Santo Tomas Total23,00521,6886.07%1.13%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santo Tomas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 73,487,133.85.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Santo Tomas is 15 to 19, with 2,404 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 224 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1456
1 to 41,827
5 to 92,371
10 to 142,380
15 to 192,404
20 to 242,101
25 to 291,697
30 to 341,463
35 to 391,453
40 to 441,282
45 to 491,243
50 to 541,195
55 to 59973
60 to 64795
65 to 69545
70 to 74364
75 to 79232
80 and over224
Total23,005

Historical population

The population of Santo Tomas grew from 11,460 in 1960 to 23,005 in 2015, an increase of 11,545 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.13%, or an increase of 1,317 people, from the previous population of 21,688 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,460
13,5751.67%
14,2390.96%
15,9152.25%
18,0631.27%
20,0892.01%
21,3801.34%
22,1720.50%
21,688-0.80%
23,0051.13%

Location

The municipal center of Santo Tomas is situated at approximately 17° 24' North, 121° 46' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 34.9 meters or 114.5 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 Tomas are Tuguegarao, Ilagan, Tabuk, Cauayan, Santiago, and Candon. The nearest municipalities are Cabagan, San Pablo, Santa Maria, Delfin Albano, Tumauini, and Enrile. Its distance from the national capital is 322.04 kilometers (200.11 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 322.04 kilometers (200.11 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,005, ranked 1,142 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 23.44 square kilometers, ranked 1,280 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 379 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 511 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.13%, ranked 758 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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