Santa Cruz, Province of Zambales

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceZambales
Barangay count25
Postal code2213
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)438.46 km2 (169.29 sq mi)
Population (2015)58,151
Density (2015)133 / km2 (343 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 46' North, 119° 55' East (15.7626, 119.9100)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.6 meters (34.8 feet)

Santa Cruz is a coastal municipality in the province of Zambales.

The municipality has a land area of 438.46 square kilometers or 169.29 square miles which constitutes 12.03% of Zambales's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 58,151. This represented 9.84% of the total population of Zambales province, or 0.52% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 133 inhabitants per square kilometer or 343 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Cruz has 25 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)
Babuyan0.90%5235210.38%0.07%
Bangcol1.59%9259180.76%0.14%
Bayto6.75%3,9253,44613.90%2.51%
Biay4.09%2,3792,10812.86%2.33%
Bolitoc5.80%3,3753,0899.26%1.70%
Bulawon2.14%1,2441,1508.17%1.51%
Canaynayan2.11%1,2251,1655.15%0.96%
Gama3.48%2,0252,0210.20%0.04%
Guinabon2.32%1,3511,20911.75%2.14%
Guisguis5.77%3,3563,0918.57%1.58%
Lipay10.64%6,1905,8765.34%1.00%
Lomboy2.67%1,5531,38811.89%2.16%
Lucapon North4.34%2,5212,3148.95%1.64%
Lucapon South6.78%3,9413,7455.23%0.98%
Malabago3.95%2,2991,95017.90%3.18%
Naulo3.48%2,0211,78513.22%2.39%
Pagatpat5.33%3,1013,0940.23%0.04%
Pamonoran2.05%1,1931,1137.19%1.33%
Poblacion North5.22%3,0332,9771.88%0.36%
Poblacion South5.91%3,4373,2705.11%0.95%
Sabang1.96%1,1381,0617.26%1.34%
San Fernando3.83%2,2271,99811.46%2.09%
Tabalong1.02%5935615.70%1.06%
Tubotubo North4.32%2,5142,22413.04%2.36%
Tubotubo South3.55%2,0621,79315.00%2.70%
Santa Cruz Total58,15153,8677.95%1.47%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Cruz for the fiscal year of 2016 was 206,239,057.94.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200991,627,751.08
201097,931,350.406.88%
2011113,655,934.5216.06%
2012109,452,732.89-3.70%
2013116,464,756.216.41%
2014148,439,527.5127.45%
2015188,386,253.5626.91%
2016206,239,057.949.48%

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 Santa Cruz is 5 to 9, with 6,524 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 523 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,280
1 to 45,165
5 to 96,524
10 to 146,329
15 to 195,257
20 to 244,438
25 to 294,267
30 to 343,962
35 to 393,801
40 to 443,462
45 to 493,194
50 to 542,713
55 to 592,407
60 to 641,939
65 to 691,431
70 to 74913
75 to 79546
80 and over523
Total58,151

Historical population

The population of Santa Cruz grew from 20,809 in 1960 to 58,151 in 2015, an increase of 37,342 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.47%, or an increase of 4,284 people, from the previous population of 53,867 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,809
28,2823.05%
32,3072.71%
35,6652.00%
41,2731.47%
43,6231.04%
49,2692.64%
52,2020.80%
53,8671.15%
58,1511.47%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Cruz is situated at approximately 15° 46' North, 119° 55' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.6 meters or 34.8 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 Santa Cruz are Alaminos, San Carlos, Dagupan, Urdaneta, Tarlac City, and Mabalacat. The nearest municipalities are Infanta, Candelaria, Masinloc, Dasol, Burgos, and Mabini. Its distance from the national capital is 173.31 kilometers (107.69 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 173.31 kilometers (107.69 miles) to the Southeast (S42°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 58,151, ranked 364 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 169.29 square kilometers, ranked 173 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 133 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,149 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.47%, ranked 1,095 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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