Santa Monica, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count11
Postal code8422
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Siargao
Area (2007)39.19 km2 (15.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,808
Density (2015)225 / km2 (582 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 1' North, 126° 2' East (10.0188, 126.0364)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.5 meters (14.8 feet)

Santa Monica, formerly known as Sapao, is a coastal municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 39.19 square kilometers or 15.13 square miles which constitutes 1.99% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,808. This represented 1.82% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 225 inhabitants per square kilometer or 582 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Monica has 11 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)
Abad Santos6.83%60254510.46%1.91%
Alegria11.11%9799107.58%1.40%
Bailan5.87%517633-18.33%-3.78%
Garcia5.00%440459-4.14%-0.80%
Libertad8.94%787948-16.98%-3.48%
Mabini5.64%497584-14.90%-3.02%
Mabuhay12.94%1,1401,1400.00%0.00%
Magsaysay7.47%65849134.01%5.73%
Rizal16.38%1,4431,25914.61%2.63%
T. Arlan12.16%1,0711,0680.28%0.05%
Tangbo7.65%674678-0.59%-0.11%
Santa Monica Total8,8088,7151.07%0.20%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Monica for the fiscal year of 2016 was 44,142,068.60.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200924,646,336.71
201026,141,357.646.07%
201128,324,085.488.35%
201227,748,219.04-2.03%
201331,008,770.7711.75%
201435,210,914.8913.55%
201539,491,885.0012.16%
201644,142,068.6011.78%

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 Monica is 10 to 14, with 1,053 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 84 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1141
1 to 4717
5 to 9954
10 to 141,053
15 to 19855
20 to 24736
25 to 29604
30 to 34592
35 to 39563
40 to 44508
45 to 49457
50 to 54370
55 to 59351
60 to 64295
65 to 69222
70 to 74190
75 to 79116
80 and over84
Total8,808

Historical population

The population of Santa Monica grew from 6,522 in 1960 to 8,808 in 2015, an increase of 2,286 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.20%, or an increase of 93 people, from the previous population of 8,715 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,522
5,438-1.76%
5,9931.97%
6,2720.91%
7,1671.34%
7,2190.14%
7,7571.55%
7,9160.28%
8,7153.56%
8,8080.20%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Monica is situated at approximately 10° 1' North, 126° 2' East, in the island of Siargao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.5 meters or 14.8 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 Santa Monica are Surigao City, Tandag, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Maasin, and Bayugan. The nearest municipalities are Burgos, San Benito, San Isidro, Del Carmen, Pilar, and Dapa. Its distance from the national capital is 747.09 kilometers (464.22 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 747.09 kilometers (464.22 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,808, ranked 1,479 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 15.13 square kilometers, ranked 1,413 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 225 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 843 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.20%, ranked 649 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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