Sasmuan, Province of Pampanga

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
Barangay count12
Postal code2004
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)91.80 km2 (35.44 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,004
Density (2015)305 / km2 (790 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 56' North, 120° 37' East (14.9362, 120.6226)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.0 meters (19.6 feet)

Sasmuan, formerly known as Sexmoan, is a coastal municipality in the province of Pampanga.

The municipality has a land area of 91.80 square kilometers or 35.44 square miles which constitutes 4.58% of Pampanga's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,004. This represented 1.27% of the total population of Pampanga province, or 0.25% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 305 inhabitants per square kilometer or 790 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sasmuan has 12 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)
Batang 1st1.04%292313-6.71%-1.31%
Batang 2nd4.37%1,2231,647-25.74%-5.51%
Mabuanbuan3.16%886919-3.59%-0.69%
Malusac8.88%2,4881,95627.20%4.69%
Sabitanan4.90%1,3731,14919.50%3.45%
San Antonio8.27%2,3172,1597.32%1.35%
San Nicolas 1st9.37%2,6252,5722.06%0.39%
San Nicolas 2nd10.94%3,0653,0012.13%0.40%
San Pedro11.46%3,2103,1591.61%0.31%
Santa Lucia12.46%3,4903,4840.17%0.03%
Santa Monica13.67%3,8293,830-0.03%0.00%
Santo Tomas11.45%3,2063,0654.60%0.86%
Sasmuan Total28,00427,2542.75%0.52%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sasmuan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 76,929,784.78.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,017,549.92
201046,501,171.875.64%
201151,644,577.5911.06%
201250,549,453.24-2.12%
201355,021,848.988.85%
201463,404,211.0815.23%
201570,150,206.3710.64%
201676,929,784.789.66%

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 groups with the highest population in Sasmuan are in the ranges 5 to 9, and 10 to 14, with 2,864 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 254 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1546
1 to 42,229
5 to 92,864
10 to 142,864
15 to 192,668
20 to 242,542
25 to 292,038
30 to 342,051
35 to 392,005
40 to 441,736
45 to 491,614
50 to 541,329
55 to 591,089
60 to 64866
65 to 69698
70 to 74335
75 to 79276
80 and over254
Total28,004

Historical population

The population of Sasmuan grew from 13,081 in 1960 to 28,004 in 2015, an increase of 14,923 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.52%, or an increase of 750 people, from the previous population of 27,254 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,081
16,7922.47%
16,8490.07%
17,9011.22%
21,1481.68%
23,1461.71%
23,3590.20%
26,6301.82%
27,2540.85%
28,0040.52%

Location

The municipal center of Sasmuan is situated at approximately 14° 56' North, 120° 37' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.0 meters or 19.6 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 Sasmuan are San Fernando, Angeles, Malolos, Balanga, Mabalacat, and Olongapo. The nearest municipalities are Lubao, Guagua, Santa Rita, Bacolor, Minalin, and Macabebe. Its distance from the national capital is 54.24 kilometers (33.70 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 12.76 kilometers (7.93 miles) to the Northeast (N36°E)
  • Angeles, 22.85 kilometers (14.20 miles) to the North (N9°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 22.93 kilometers (14.25 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S62°E)
  • Balanga, Bataan, 29.73 kilometers (18.48 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S17°W)
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga, 32.15 kilometers (19.98 miles) to the North (N9°W)
  • Olongapo, 38.29 kilometers (23.79 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)

Distance from Manila: 54.24 kilometers (33.70 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,004, ranked 937 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 35.44 square kilometers, ranked 1,044 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 305 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 624 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.52%, ranked 664 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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