San Pascual, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count22
Postal code5420
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBurias Pass, Sibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Burias
Area (2007)246.65 km2 (95.23 sq mi)
Population (2015)46,674
Density (2015)189 / km2 (490 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 8' North, 122° 59' East (13.1267, 122.9821)
Estimated elevation above sea level47.5 meters (155.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 246.65 square kilometers or 95.23 square miles which constitutes 5.94% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 46,674. This represented 5.23% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.81% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 189 inhabitants per square kilometer or 490 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Pascual has 22 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)
Boca Chica5.19%2,4222,3423.42%0.64%
Bolod7.75%3,6153,22911.95%2.17%
Busing4.17%1,9462,034-4.33%-0.84%
Cueva6.33%2,9552,7876.03%1.12%
Dangcalan3.72%1,7361,48716.75%2.99%
Halabangbaybay3.07%1,4311,28411.45%2.09%
Iniwaran5.05%2,3562,2554.48%0.84%
Ki‑Buaya1.72%801998-19.74%-4.10%
Ki‑Romero3.62%1,6901,973-14.34%-2.90%
Laurente5.09%2,3762,439-2.58%-0.50%
Mabini4.43%2,0692,097-1.34%-0.26%
Mabuhay3.52%1,6431,47811.16%2.04%
Malaking Ilog4.01%1,8701,887-0.90%-0.17%
Mapanique5.05%2,3562,1748.37%1.54%
Nazareno2.98%1,3891,24411.66%2.12%
Pinamasingan4.42%2,0631,9794.24%0.79%
Quintina4.40%2,0521,80313.81%2.49%
San Jose3.18%1,4831,4770.41%0.08%
San Pedro7.49%3,4983,2677.07%1.31%
San Rafael7.65%3,5713,3257.40%1.37%
Santa Cruz4.03%1,8791,911-1.67%-0.32%
Terraplin3.16%1,4731,28314.81%2.66%
San Pascual Total46,67444,7534.29%0.80%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Pascual for the fiscal year of 2016 was 139,708,509.64.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009
201079,041,785.50
201180,843,833.592.28%
201279,896,033.79-1.17%
2013
2014109,557,321.74
2015151,521,778.9038.30%
2016139,708,509.64-7.80%

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 Pascual is 10 to 14, with 6,772 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 327 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,175
1 to 45,171
5 to 96,701
10 to 146,772
15 to 195,108
20 to 243,427
25 to 292,706
30 to 342,358
35 to 392,502
40 to 442,333
45 to 492,122
50 to 541,733
55 to 591,444
60 to 641,047
65 to 69805
70 to 74597
75 to 79346
80 and over327
Total46,674

Historical population

The population of San Pascual grew from 6,633 in 1960 to 46,674 in 2015, an increase of 40,041 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.80%, or an increase of 1,921 people, from the previous population of 44,753 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,633
25,29713.99%
35,4266.99%
38,6301.75%
33,396-1.45%
34,7050.72%
37,8681.89%
41,7361.35%
44,7532.57%
46,6740.80%

Location

The municipal center of San Pascual is situated at approximately 13° 8' North, 122° 59' East, in the island of Burias. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 47.5 meters or 155.8 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 San Pascual are Iriga, Naga, Ligao, Legazpi, Tabaco, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Balatan, Claveria, San Andres, Pasacao, Bato, and Bula. Its distance from the national capital is 270.32 kilometers (167.97 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 270.32 kilometers (167.97 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 46,674, ranked 538 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 95.23 square kilometers, ranked 411 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 189 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 982 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.80%, ranked 1,621 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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