Samal, Province of Bataan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBataan
Barangay count14
Postal code2113
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)56.30 km2 (21.74 sq mi)
Population (2015)35,298
Density (2015)627 / km2 (1,624 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 46' North, 120° 33' East (14.7693, 120.5421)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.7 meters (31.7 feet)

Samal is a coastal municipality in the province of Bataan.

The municipality has a land area of 56.30 square kilometers or 21.74 square miles which constitutes 4.10% of Bataan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,298. This represented 4.64% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.31% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 627 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,624 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Samal has 14 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)
East Calaguiman7.29%2,5732,744-6.23%-1.22%
East Daang Bago3.31%1,1691,195-2.18%-0.42%
Gugo10.64%3,7562,96526.68%4.61%
Ibaba9.09%3,2103,1531.81%0.34%
Imelda7.55%2,6652,32414.67%2.64%
Lalawigan11.12%3,9263,7993.34%0.63%
Palili5.93%2,0921,86512.17%2.21%
San Juan11.98%4,2304,0893.45%0.65%
San Roque3.28%1,1591,1540.43%0.08%
Santa Lucia7.03%2,4802,4590.85%0.16%
Sapa10.43%3,6823,4078.07%1.49%
Tabing Ilog6.19%2,1842,1212.97%0.56%
West Calaguiman4.02%1,4191,449-2.07%-0.40%
West Daang Bago2.13%753854-11.83%-2.37%
Samal Total35,29833,5785.12%0.96%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Samal for the fiscal year of 2016 was 107,342,894.41.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200952,536,909.89
201056,535,970.167.61%
201162,496,058.3210.54%
201262,620,994.080.20%
201368,189,468.068.89%
201479,642,084.1316.80%
201590,380,377.0613.48%
2016107,342,894.4118.77%

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 Samal is 5 to 9, with 3,536 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 363 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1634
1 to 42,760
5 to 93,536
10 to 143,422
15 to 193,381
20 to 243,081
25 to 292,909
30 to 342,563
35 to 392,480
40 to 442,074
45 to 491,976
50 to 541,768
55 to 591,495
60 to 641,145
65 to 69873
70 to 74441
75 to 79363
80 and over397
Total35,298

Historical population

The population of Samal grew from 9,708 in 1960 to 35,298 in 2015, an increase of 25,590 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.96%, or an increase of 1,720 people, from the previous population of 33,578 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,708
15,0024.35%
16,7312.21%
18,0411.52%
21,9912.00%
24,5602.09%
27,4102.38%
33,8672.96%
33,578-0.31%
35,2980.96%

Location

The municipal center of Samal is situated at approximately 14° 46' North, 120° 33' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.7 meters or 31.7 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 Samal are Balanga, Olongapo, Malolos, San Fernando, Angeles, and Valenzuela. The nearest municipalities are Orani, Abucay, Hermosa, Pilar, Dinalupihan, and Orion. Its distance from the national capital is 51.13 kilometers (31.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Orani, Bataan, 3.52 kilometers (2.19 miles) to the North (N9°W)
  • Abucay, Bataan, 5.37 kilometers (3.34 miles) to the South (S8°W)
  • Hermosa, Bataan, 7.80 kilometers (4.84 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°W)
  • Pilar, Bataan, 11.39 kilometers (7.08 miles) to the South (S6°E)
  • Dinalupihan, Bataan, 13.69 kilometers (8.51 miles) to the Northwest (N38°W)
  • Orion, Bataan, 17.04 kilometers (10.59 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)

Nearest cities

  • Balanga, Bataan, 9.94 kilometers (6.17 miles) to the South (S1°W)
  • Olongapo, 28.67 kilometers (17.82 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 30.06 kilometers (18.68 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N75°E)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 33.01 kilometers (20.51 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)
  • Angeles, 41.30 kilometers (25.66 miles) to the North (N7°E)
  • Valenzuela, 44.04 kilometers (27.37 miles) to the East (S81°E)

Distance from Manila: 51.13 kilometers (31.77 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S67°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,298, ranked 792 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 21.74 square kilometers, ranked 1,340 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 627 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 291 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.96%, ranked 1,570 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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