San Rafael, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count34
Postal code3008
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)152.43 km2 (58.85 sq mi)
Population (2015)94,655
Density (2015)621 / km2 (1,608 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 2' North, 120° 56' East (15.0253, 120.9331)
Estimated elevation above sea level24.9 meters (81.7 feet)

San Rafael is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Bulacan.

The municipality has a land area of 152.43 square kilometers or 58.85 square miles which constitutes 5.45% of Bulacan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 94,655. This represented 2.88% of the total population of Bulacan province, or 0.84% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 621 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,608 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Rafael has 34 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)
Banca‑banca1.24%1,1741,1224.63%0.87%
BMA‑Balagtas1.60%1,5151,5120.20%0.04%
Caingin10.84%10,2629,7235.54%1.03%
Capihan6.79%6,4235,08326.36%4.56%
Coral na Bato1.58%1,5001,808-17.04%-3.49%
Cruz na Daan1.45%1,3721,2559.32%1.71%
Dagat‑dagatan1.42%1,3471,3073.06%0.58%
Diliman I3.53%3,3403,3330.21%0.04%
Diliman II0.90%8507739.96%1.82%
Libis2.35%2,2282,0777.27%1.35%
Lico2.14%2,0231,9414.22%0.79%
Maasim1.42%1,3461,3023.38%0.63%
Mabalas‑balas3.87%3,6673,19614.74%2.65%
Maguinao4.36%4,1233,65912.68%2.30%
Maronguillo3.47%3,2842,51430.63%5.22%
Paco1.16%1,10192618.90%3.35%
Pansumaloc1.05%99787314.20%2.56%
Pantubig3.96%3,7503,5086.90%1.28%
Pasong Bangkal1.01%95571733.19%5.61%
Pasong Callos0.86%81873810.84%1.98%
Pasong Intsik1.54%1,4591,31710.78%1.97%
Pinacpinacan1.92%1,8151,53818.01%3.20%
Poblacion1.73%1,6361,678-2.50%-0.48%
Pulo3.68%3,4883,4700.52%0.10%
Pulong Bayabas1.13%1,07192615.66%2.81%
Salapungan2.17%2,0581,8958.60%1.58%
Sampaloc4.24%4,0093,6938.56%1.58%
San Agustin1.57%1,4861,29015.19%2.73%
San Roque8.70%8,2336,49426.78%4.62%
Sapang Pahalang0.87%82272313.69%2.47%
Talacsan3.87%3,6593,6380.58%0.11%
Tambubong8.25%7,8107,4325.09%0.95%
Tukod2.52%2,3812,2625.26%0.98%
Ulingao2.80%2,6532,19820.70%3.65%
San Rafael Total94,65585,92110.17%1.86%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Rafael for the fiscal year of 2016 was 226,102,963.47.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009115,494,191.20
2010100,532,413.80-12.95%
2011135,281,481.7334.57%
2012135,602,145.910.24%
2013148,486,615.449.50%
2014172,115,705.0215.91%
2015214,823,052.0824.81%
2016226,102,963.475.25%

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 San Rafael is 20 to 24, with 9,140 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 859 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,697
1 to 47,034
5 to 99,082
10 to 148,728
15 to 198,950
20 to 249,140
25 to 298,079
30 to 347,471
35 to 396,919
40 to 445,779
45 to 495,567
50 to 544,654
55 to 593,656
60 to 642,918
65 to 692,019
70 to 741,220
75 to 79859
80 and over883
Total94,655

Historical population

The population of San Rafael grew from 19,772 in 1960 to 94,655 in 2015, an increase of 74,883 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.86%, or an increase of 8,734 people, from the previous population of 85,921 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,772
28,0393.48%
32,3422.91%
36,8032.62%
49,5283.01%
58,3873.13%
69,7703.89%
85,2842.81%
85,9210.27%
94,6551.86%

Location

The municipal center of San Rafael is situated at approximately 15° 2' North, 120° 56' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 24.9 meters or 81.7 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 San Rafael are Malolos, San Fernando, San Jose del Monte, Gapan, Meycauayan, and Valenzuela. The nearest municipalities are San Ildefonso, Bustos, Baliuag, Candaba, San Miguel, and Angat. Its distance from the national capital is 48.36 kilometers (30.05 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 48.36 kilometers (30.05 miles) to the South (S6°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 94,655, ranked 200 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 58.85 square kilometers, ranked 737 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 621 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 289 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.86%, ranked 970 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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