Santa Magdalena, Province of Sorsogon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
Barangay count14
Postal code4709
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSan Bernardino Strait
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)43.50 km2 (16.80 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,848
Density (2015)387 / km2 (1,003 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 39' North, 124° 6' East (12.6463, 124.1079)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.0 meters (13.1 feet)

Santa Magdalena is a coastal municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

The municipality has a land area of 43.50 square kilometers or 16.80 square miles which constitutes 2.05% of Sorsogon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,848. This represented 2.12% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 0.29% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 387 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,003 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Magdalena has 14 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)
Barangay Poblacion I6.76%1,1391,0954.02%0.75%
Barangay Poblacion II3.47%5845535.61%1.04%
Barangay Poblacion III4.70%792907-12.68%-2.55%
Barangay Poblacion IV6.83%1,1511,222-5.81%-1.13%
La Esperanza2.82%4754730.42%0.08%
Peñafrancia4.64%781825-5.33%-1.04%
Salvacion9.06%1,5271,4138.07%1.49%
San Antonio8.75%1,4741,4124.39%0.82%
San Bartolome18.03%3,0372,9702.26%0.43%
San Eugenio5.70%9619313.22%0.61%
San Isidro9.24%1,5571,4815.13%0.96%
San Rafael7.15%1,2041,253-3.91%-0.76%
San Roque7.41%1,2491,09713.86%2.50%
San Sebastian5.44%9178883.27%0.61%
Santa Magdalena Total16,84816,5201.99%0.38%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Magdalena for the fiscal year of 2016 was 55,103,778.12.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,337,837.25
201033,052,657.295.47%
201136,247,754.979.67%
201234,741,560.03-4.16%
201340,150,523.2515.57%
201444,380,845.2910.54%
201550,115,387.8012.92%
201655,103,778.129.95%

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 Magdalena is 10 to 14, with 2,103 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 227 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1348
1 to 41,589
5 to 92,090
10 to 142,103
15 to 191,653
20 to 241,189
25 to 29997
30 to 34915
35 to 39981
40 to 44914
45 to 49871
50 to 54763
55 to 59644
60 to 64486
65 to 69449
70 to 74387
75 to 79242
80 and over227
Total16,848

Historical population

The population of Santa Magdalena grew from 14,259 in 1960 to 16,848 in 2015, an increase of 2,589 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.37%, or an increase of 328 people, from the previous population of 16,520 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,259
11,489-2.09%
10,887-1.07%
13,1213.80%
12,274-0.67%
13,9002.36%
14,6231.09%
15,4250.74%
16,5202.53%
16,8480.37%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Magdalena is situated at approximately 12° 39' North, 124° 6' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.0 meters or 13.1 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 Santa Magdalena are Sorsogon City, Masbate City, Legazpi, Calbayog, Tabaco, and Ligao. The nearest municipalities are Matnog, Irosin, Bulusan, Barcelona, Allen, and Bulan. Its distance from the national capital is 401.03 kilometers (249.19 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 37.58 kilometers (23.35 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N17°W)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 61.22 kilometers (38.04 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S60°W)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 67.92 kilometers (42.20 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 83.13 kilometers (51.65 miles) to the Southeast (S39°E)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 88.90 kilometers (55.24 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)
  • Ligao, Albay, 90.35 kilometers (56.14 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)

Distance from Manila: 401.03 kilometers (249.19 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,848, ranked 1,290 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 16.80 square kilometers, ranked 1,380 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 387 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 481 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.38%, ranked 1,205 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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