Santo Domingo, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count23
Postal code4508
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesAlbay Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)51.22 km2 (19.78 sq mi)
Population (2015)34,967
Density (2015)683 / km2 (1,768 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 14' North, 123° 47' East (13.2371, 123.7774)
Estimated elevation above sea level25.9 meters (85.1 feet)

Santo Domingo, formerly known as Libog, is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 51.22 square kilometers or 19.78 square miles which constitutes 1.99% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 34,967. This represented 2.66% of the total population of Albay province, or 0.60% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 683 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,768 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santo Domingo has 23 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)
Alimsog3.09%1,08296312.36%2.24%
Bagong San Roque4.03%1,4101,3325.86%1.09%
Buhatan3.47%1,2151,245-2.41%-0.46%
Calayucay4.76%1,6631,5954.26%0.80%
Del Rosario Poblacion2.09%7307092.96%0.56%
Fidel Surtida7.95%2,7802,20626.02%4.50%
Lidong8.80%3,0762,8388.39%1.55%
Market Site Poblacion0.57%200208-3.85%-0.74%
Nagsiya Poblacion2.85%9959752.05%0.39%
Pandayan Poblacion1.41%493510-3.33%-0.64%
Salvacion5.57%1,9461,8047.87%1.45%
San Andres9.38%3,2802,75619.01%3.37%
San Fernando6.27%2,1932,0497.03%1.30%
San Francisco Poblacion1.87%6546284.14%0.78%
San Isidro8.13%2,8432,6049.18%1.69%
San Juan Poblacion3.07%1,0721,174-8.69%-1.72%
San Pedro Poblacion1.35%471508-7.28%-1.43%
San Rafael Poblacion1.76%615651-5.53%-1.08%
San Roque4.68%1,6361,43514.01%2.53%
San Vicente Poblacion3.88%1,3561,2389.53%1.75%
Santa Misericordia7.76%2,7142,5367.02%1.30%
Santo Domingo Poblacion1.92%673707-4.81%-0.93%
Santo Niño5.35%1,8701,7437.29%1.35%
Santo Domingo Total34,96732,4147.88%1.45%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santo Domingo for the fiscal year of 2016 was 85,349,164.38.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200949,554,866.32
201051,841,264.024.61%
201156,404,477.288.80%
201256,032,573.89-0.66%
201362,520,549.1111.58%
201469,213,574.2610.71%
201578,376,828.3313.24%
201685,349,164.388.90%

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 Domingo is 10 to 14, with 3,872 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 370 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1711
1 to 42,943
5 to 93,750
10 to 143,872
15 to 193,477
20 to 243,043
25 to 292,512
30 to 342,401
35 to 392,256
40 to 442,025
45 to 491,942
50 to 541,591
55 to 591,256
60 to 641,033
65 to 69829
70 to 74564
75 to 79392
80 and over370
Total34,967

Historical population

The population of Santo Domingo grew from 10,951 in 1960 to 34,967 in 2015, an increase of 24,016 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.45%, or an increase of 2,553 people, from the previous population of 32,414 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,951
15,3923.39%
17,5622.68%
19,7642.39%
22,9391.50%
25,5862.07%
27,3921.47%
30,7111.59%
32,4141.98%
34,9671.45%

Location

The municipal center of Santo Domingo is situated at approximately 13° 14' North, 123° 47' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 25.9 meters or 85.1 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 Domingo are Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Sorsogon City, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Bacacay, Malilipot, Daraga, Camalig, Manito, and Malinao. Its distance from the national capital is 337.38 kilometers (209.64 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Bacacay, Albay, 6.32 kilometers (3.93 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N14°E)
  • Malilipot, Albay, 9.96 kilometers (6.19 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)
  • Daraga, Albay, 12.09 kilometers (7.51 miles) to the Southwest (S35°W)
  • Camalig, Albay, 14.60 kilometers (9.07 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S65°W)
  • Manito, Albay, 15.99 kilometers (9.93 miles) to the Southeast (S39°E)
  • Malinao, Albay, 19.40 kilometers (12.05 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 337.38 kilometers (209.64 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 34,967, ranked 800 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 19.78 square kilometers, ranked 1,378 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 683 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 274 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.45%, ranked 1,234 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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