San Fernando, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count26
Postal code5416
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTicao Pass, Masbate Pass
Philippine major island(s)Ticao
Area (2007)77.50 km2 (29.92 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,057
Density (2015)298 / km2 (771 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 29' North, 123° 46' East (12.4835, 123.7625)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.8 meters (22.3 feet)

San Fernando is a coastal municipality in the island province of Masbate.

The municipality has a land area of 77.50 square kilometers or 29.92 square miles which constitutes 1.87% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,057. This represented 2.58% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.40% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 298 inhabitants per square kilometer or 771 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Fernando has 26 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)
Altavista2.42%5575344.31%0.81%
Bayanihan Poblacion8.78%2,0241,66521.56%3.79%
Baybaydagat Poblacion7.97%1,8372,050-10.39%-2.07%
Benitinan3.08%7106804.41%0.83%
Buenasuerte3.22%74263417.03%3.04%
Buenavista3.66%84464031.88%5.41%
Buenos Aires3.00%691746-7.37%-1.45%
Buyo4.28%9871,078-8.44%-1.67%
Cañelas3.41%78767017.46%3.11%
Corbada2.13%490504-2.78%-0.53%
Daplian4.60%1,06179633.29%5.62%
Del Rosario3.28%75664217.76%3.16%
Ipil2.39%55249112.42%2.25%
Lahong1.79%41335018.00%3.20%
Lumbia1.80%4153838.36%1.54%
Magkaipit1.19%27523318.03%3.21%
Magsasaka Poblacion5.99%1,3811,2926.89%1.28%
Minio2.90%669738-9.35%-1.85%
Pinamoghaan2.41%5555226.32%1.17%
Progreso3.85%887907-2.21%-0.42%
Resurreccion8.87%2,0451,85510.24%1.87%
Salvacion1.58%36423654.24%8.60%
Silangan Poblacion8.34%1,9241,8195.77%1.07%
Sowa2.56%59151115.66%2.81%
Talisay3.52%81173110.94%2.00%
Valparaiso2.99%68960214.45%2.60%
San Fernando Total23,05721,3098.20%1.51%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Fernando for the fiscal year of 2016 was 66,610,156.49.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200932,039,907.24
201038,056,387.6318.78%
201141,401,306.348.79%
201240,146,442.17-3.03%
201345,428,764.3213.16%
201451,731,726.1113.87%
201559,481,578.3014.98%
201666,610,156.4911.98%

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 Fernando is 5 to 9, with 2,809 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 246 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1465
1 to 42,233
5 to 92,809
10 to 142,778
15 to 192,371
20 to 241,937
25 to 291,448
30 to 341,266
35 to 391,249
40 to 441,174
45 to 491,208
50 to 541,022
55 to 59866
60 to 64665
65 to 69529
70 to 74455
75 to 79336
80 and over246
Total23,057

Historical population

The population of San Fernando grew from 13,221 in 1960 to 23,057 in 2015, an increase of 9,836 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.51%, or an increase of 1,748 people, from the previous population of 21,309 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,221
17,4942.78%
18,0410.62%
18,7660.79%
16,904-1.04%
18,7221.93%
19,1790.52%
19,5650.28%
21,3093.16%
23,0571.51%

Location

The municipal center of San Fernando is situated at approximately 12° 29' North, 123° 46' East, in the island of Ticao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.8 meters or 22.3 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 Fernando are Masbate City, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, Tabaco, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Batuan, San Jacinto, Mobo, Monreal, Bulan, and Uson. Its distance from the national capital is 380.86 kilometers (236.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Batuan, Masbate, 7.21 kilometers (4.48 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S17°E)
  • San Jacinto, Masbate, 9.81 kilometers (6.10 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)
  • Mobo, Masbate, 19.63 kilometers (12.19 miles) to the Southwest (S35°W)
  • Monreal, Masbate, 20.66 kilometers (12.84 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N31°W)
  • Bulan, Sorsogon, 23.90 kilometers (14.85 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Uson, Masbate, 28.65 kilometers (17.80 miles) to the South (S5°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 380.86 kilometers (236.66 miles) to the Northwest (N52°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,057, ranked 1,128 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 29.92 square kilometers, ranked 1,148 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 298 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 644 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.51%, ranked 1,629 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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