Santo Tomas, Province of Pampanga

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
Barangay count7
Postal code2020
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)21.30 km2 (8.22 sq mi)
Population (2015)40,475
Density (2015)1,900 / km2 (4,924 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 60' North, 120° 42' East (14.9939, 120.7045)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.1 meters (26.6 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 21.30 square kilometers or 8.22 square miles which constitutes 1.06% of Pampanga's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 40,475. This represented 1.84% of the total population of Pampanga province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,900 inhabitants per square kilometer or 4,924 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santo Tomas has 7 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)
Moras de La Paz13.57%5,4944,55620.59%3.63%
Poblacion8.40%3,3983,06410.90%1.99%
San Bartolome7.07%2,8632,56411.66%2.12%
San Matias30.63%12,39913,028-4.83%-0.94%
San Vicente27.19%11,0059,46616.26%2.91%
Santo Rosario5.36%2,1702,0674.98%0.93%
Sapa7.77%3,1463,317-5.16%-1.00%
Santo Tomas Total40,47538,0626.34%1.18%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santo Tomas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 92,724,632.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200965,064,050.03
201054,176,943.95-16.73%
201159,979,366.7010.71%
201258,646,433.07-2.22%
201361,832,766.855.43%
201471,185,752.7015.13%
201580,303,996.7812.81%
201692,724,632.3715.47%

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 Tomas is 15 to 19, with 4,086 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 340 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1714
1 to 42,842
5 to 93,758
10 to 144,001
15 to 194,086
20 to 243,867
25 to 293,113
30 to 343,117
35 to 393,067
40 to 442,646
45 to 492,343
50 to 541,879
55 to 591,564
60 to 641,289
65 to 69964
70 to 74530
75 to 79340
80 and over355
Total40,475

Historical population

The population of Santo Tomas grew from 12,097 in 1960 to 40,475 in 2015, an increase of 28,378 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.18%, or an increase of 2,413 people, from the previous population of 38,062 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,097
18,9074.47%
21,3202.44%
24,9513.19%
33,3092.93%
29,628-2.17%
32,6952.13%
37,8662.05%
38,0620.19%
40,4751.18%

Location

The municipal center of Santo Tomas is situated at approximately 14° 60' North, 120° 42' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.1 meters or 26.6 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 San Fernando, Angeles, Malolos, Mabalacat, Balanga, and Meycauayan. The nearest municipalities are Minalin, Bacolor, Apalit, Mexico, San Simon, and Guagua. Its distance from the national capital is 53.57 kilometers (33.29 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 4.10 kilometers (2.55 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)
  • Angeles, 20.45 kilometers (12.71 miles) to the Northwest (N38°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 20.52 kilometers (12.75 miles) to the Southeast (S34°E)
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga, 28.99 kilometers (18.01 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)
  • Balanga, Bataan, 38.99 kilometers (24.23 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S27°W)
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan, 39.43 kilometers (24.50 miles) to the Southeast (S43°E)

Distance from Manila: 53.57 kilometers (33.29 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S33°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 40,475, ranked 623 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 8.22 square kilometers, ranked 1,540 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,900 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 79 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.18%, ranked 434 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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