San Benito, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count6
Postal code8423
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Siargao
Area (2007)45.63 km2 (17.62 sq mi)
Population (2015)5,404
Density (2015)118 / km2 (307 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 57' North, 126° 0' East (9.9578, 126.0067)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.2 meters (33.3 feet)

San Benito is a coastal municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 45.63 square kilometers or 17.62 square miles which constitutes 2.31% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 5,404. This represented 1.11% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.21% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 118 inhabitants per square kilometer or 307 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Benito has 6 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)
Bongdo8.90%481532-9.59%-1.90%
Maribojoc19.73%1,0661,242-14.17%-2.87%
Nuevo Campo9.57%517549-5.83%-1.14%
San Juan12.55%678764-11.26%-2.25%
Santa Cruz16.10%8708294.95%0.92%
Talisay33.16%1,7921,58912.78%2.32%
San Benito Total5,4045,505-1.83%-0.35%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Benito for the fiscal year of 2016 was 39,293,269.31.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200922,244,791.22
201023,554,132.065.89%
201125,462,227.428.10%
201224,978,024.26-1.90%
201327,428,179.929.81%
201431,130,614.3513.50%
201535,700,494.6614.68%
201639,293,269.3110.06%

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 Benito is 5 to 9, with 653 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 46 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1104
1 to 4477
5 to 9653
10 to 14647
15 to 19598
20 to 24490
25 to 29362
30 to 34350
35 to 39325
40 to 44273
45 to 49275
50 to 54216
55 to 59197
60 to 64136
65 to 69109
70 to 7492
75 to 7954
80 and over46
Total5,404

Historical population

The population of San Benito grew from 3,202 in 1975 to 5,404 in 2015, an increase of 2,202 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.35%, or a decrease of 101 people, from the previous population of 5,505 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
3,202
3,7483.20%
4,3151.42%
4,4980.78%
4,7501.18%
5,2751.46%
5,5051.57%
5,404-0.35%

Location

The municipal center of San Benito is situated at approximately 9° 57' North, 126° 0' East, in the island of Siargao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.2 meters or 33.3 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 Benito are Surigao City, Tandag, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Maasin, and Bayugan. The nearest municipalities are Santa Monica, San Isidro, Burgos, Del Carmen, Pilar, and Dapa. Its distance from the national capital is 749.36 kilometers (465.63 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 749.36 kilometers (465.63 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 5,404, ranked 1,531 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 17.62 square kilometers, ranked 1,361 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 118 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,205 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.35%, ranked 1,488 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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