San Jacinto, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count21
Postal code5417
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTicao Pass, Masbate Pass
Philippine major island(s)Ticao
Area (2007)122.40 km2 (47.26 sq mi)
Population (2015)30,372
Density (2015)248 / km2 (643 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 34' North, 123° 44' East (12.5669, 123.7318)
Estimated elevation above sea level15.0 meters (49.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 122.40 square kilometers or 47.26 square miles which constitutes 2.95% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 30,372. This represented 3.40% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.52% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 248 inhabitants per square kilometer or 643 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Jacinto has 21 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)
Almiñe1.87%5695297.56%1.40%
Bagacay1.57%477628-24.04%-5.10%
Bagahanglad10.53%3,1982,9339.04%1.66%
Bartolabac4.10%1,2461,2202.13%0.40%
Burgos6.52%1,9801,8019.94%1.82%
Calipat‑An6.67%2,0271,71618.12%3.22%
Danao4.92%1,4951,525-1.97%-0.38%
District I3.62%1,0991,0455.17%0.96%
District II14.40%4,3743,35430.41%5.19%
District III6.51%1,9761,8785.22%0.97%
District IV4.56%1,3841,2649.49%1.74%
Dorong‑an Daplian1.72%5234867.61%1.41%
Interior2.36%716738-2.98%-0.57%
Jagna‑an4.18%1,2701,2154.53%0.85%
Luna2.77%8407758.39%1.55%
Mabini5.09%1,5471,4893.90%0.73%
Piña3.36%1,0211,028-0.68%-0.13%
Roosevelt2.84%8648541.17%0.22%
San Isidro1.97%59852913.04%2.36%
Santa Rosa6.89%2,0941,87611.62%2.12%
Washington3.54%1,0741,091-1.56%-0.30%
San Jacinto Total30,37227,9748.57%1.58%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Jacinto for the fiscal year of 2016 was 79,627,706.19.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,998,880.71
201047,789,414.566.20%
201152,639,008.3910.15%
201251,390,428.51-2.37%
2013
201464,511,149.07
201572,652,244.0912.62%
201679,627,706.199.60%

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 Jacinto is 10 to 14, with 3,780 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 343 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1692
1 to 42,877
5 to 93,683
10 to 143,780
15 to 193,067
20 to 242,319
25 to 291,917
30 to 341,701
35 to 391,751
40 to 441,587
45 to 491,572
50 to 541,366
55 to 591,117
60 to 64948
65 to 69743
70 to 74514
75 to 79395
80 and over343
Total30,372

Historical population

The population of San Jacinto grew from 17,330 in 1960 to 30,372 in 2015, an increase of 13,042 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.58%, or an increase of 2,398 people, from the previous population of 27,974 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,330
21,6602.21%
22,7651.00%
26,3893.00%
23,068-1.34%
24,0480.78%
24,7800.64%
26,5080.93%
27,9741.98%
30,3721.58%

Location

The municipal center of San Jacinto is situated at approximately 12° 34' North, 123° 44' East, in the island of Ticao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 15.0 meters or 49.3 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 Jacinto are Masbate City, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, Tabaco, and Iriga. The nearest municipalities are San Fernando, Monreal, Batuan, Bulan, Mobo, and Baleno. Its distance from the national capital is 372.59 kilometers (231.51 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • San Fernando, Masbate, 9.81 kilometers (6.10 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)
  • Monreal, Masbate, 11.22 kilometers (6.97 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)
  • Batuan, Masbate, 17.01 kilometers (10.57 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S18°E)
  • Bulan, Sorsogon, 19.36 kilometers (12.03 miles) to the Northeast (N55°E)
  • Mobo, Masbate, 26.51 kilometers (16.47 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S17°W)
  • Baleno, Masbate, 27.47 kilometers (17.07 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S68°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 372.59 kilometers (231.51 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 30,372, ranked 887 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 47.26 square kilometers, ranked 851 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 248 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 790 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.58%, ranked 1,369 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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