Socorro, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count14
Postal code8416
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Bucas Grande
Area (2007)114.45 km2 (44.19 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,314
Density (2015)195 / km2 (505 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 37' North, 125° 58' East (9.6183, 125.9650)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.8 meters (29.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 114.45 square kilometers or 44.19 square miles which constitutes 5.80% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,314. This represented 4.60% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.86% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 195 inhabitants per square kilometer or 505 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Socorro 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)
Albino Taruc11.19%2,4982,24011.52%2.10%
Del Pilar2.15%4794604.13%0.77%
Helene3.76%8398073.97%0.74%
Honrado1.64%365436-16.28%-3.33%
Navarro16.96%3,7843,6005.11%0.95%
Nueva Estrella8.31%1,8541,7406.55%1.22%
Pamosaingan5.51%1,2291,11310.42%1.91%
Rizal23.50%5,2435,0593.64%0.68%
Salog4.17%93073626.36%4.56%
San Roque3.70%825837-1.43%-0.27%
Santa Cruz1.99%44540210.70%1.95%
Sering8.64%1,9271,32645.32%7.38%
Songkoy4.59%1,02473738.94%6.46%
Sudlon3.91%8728117.52%1.39%
Socorro Total22,31420,3049.90%1.81%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Socorro for the fiscal year of 2016 was 74,099,261.65.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200939,904,319.35
201042,676,778.786.95%
201145,729,402.257.15%
201245,242,795.26-1.06%
201350,665,424.8511.99%
201456,792,387.4112.09%
201566,823,930.8117.66%
201674,099,261.6510.89%

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 Socorro is 15 to 19, with 2,485 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 169 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1501
1 to 42,209
5 to 92,445
10 to 142,352
15 to 192,485
20 to 242,236
25 to 291,972
30 to 341,542
35 to 391,371
40 to 441,160
45 to 49963
50 to 54806
55 to 59651
60 to 64529
65 to 69381
70 to 74343
75 to 79199
80 and over169
Total22,314

Historical population

The population of Socorro grew from 6,946 in 1970 to 22,314 in 2015, an increase of 15,368 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.81%, or an increase of 2,010 people, from the previous population of 20,304 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,946
7,9042.63%
10,2675.37%
14,1793.28%
15,2081.32%
17,9323.60%
18,8330.68%
20,3042.78%
22,3141.81%

Location

The municipal center of Socorro is situated at approximately 9° 37' North, 125° 58' East, in the island of Bucas Grande. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.8 meters or 29.0 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 Socorro are Surigao City, Tandag, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Bayugan, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Dapa, Claver, Del Carmen, Carrascal, General Luna, and Gigaquit. Its distance from the national capital is 772.56 kilometers (480.04 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 772.56 kilometers (480.04 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,314, ranked 1,129 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 44.19 square kilometers, ranked 877 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 195 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 935 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.81%, ranked 906 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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