Samal, Province of Davao del Norte

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao del Norte
Barangay count46
Postal code8119
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesDavao Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Samal
Area (2007)301.30 km2 (116.33 sq mi)
Population (2015)104,123
Density (2015)346 / km2 (895 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 4' North, 125° 43' East (7.0744, 125.7086)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.4 meters (27.7 feet)

Samal is a coastal component city in the province of Davao del Norte.

The city has a land area of 301.30 square kilometers or 116.33 square miles which constitutes 8.79% of Davao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 104,123. This represented 10.24% of the total population of Davao del Norte province, or 2.13% of the overall population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 346 inhabitants per square kilometer or 895 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Samal has 46 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)
Adecor1.81%1,8841,8392.45%0.46%
Anonang2.39%2,4932,2869.06%1.66%
Aumbay1.94%2,0171,69618.93%3.36%
Aundanao1.24%1,2881,315-2.05%-0.39%
Balet2.77%2,8892,17033.13%5.60%
Bandera1.68%1,7481,37926.76%4.62%
Caliclic2.29%2,3832,2655.21%0.97%
Camudmud2.46%2,5642,3827.64%1.41%
Catagman1.25%1,2971,2146.84%1.27%
Cawag2.48%2,5852,04826.22%4.53%
Cogon2.82%2,9332,65010.68%1.95%
Cogon1.96%2,0421,8818.56%1.58%
Dadatan1.36%1,4211,3048.97%1.65%
Del Monte1.84%1,9151,49428.18%4.84%
Guilon1.49%1,5531,21228.14%4.83%
Kanaan1.39%1,4501,3666.15%1.14%
Kinawitnon1.89%1,9731,64619.87%3.51%
Libertad2.29%2,3822,2764.66%0.87%
Libuak1.41%1,4721,3578.47%1.56%
Licup0.85%8898307.11%1.32%
Limao2.40%2,4972,4412.29%0.43%
Linosutan0.82%853904-5.64%-1.10%
Mambago‑A1.76%1,8331,62113.08%2.37%
Mambago‑B2.54%2,6482,17821.58%3.79%
Miranda6.83%7,1137,209-1.33%-0.25%
Moncado3.60%3,7443,981-5.95%-1.16%
Pangubatan1.33%1,3851,3155.32%0.99%
Peñaplata5.86%6,0976,260-2.60%-0.50%
Poblacion3.83%3,9833,9460.94%0.18%
San Agustin1.73%1,7991,6807.08%1.31%
San Antonio2.01%2,0981,9239.10%1.67%
San Isidro2.16%2,2502,1892.79%0.52%
San Isidro1.49%1,5561,38112.67%2.30%
San Jose1.68%1,7541,796-2.34%-0.45%
San Miguel1.58%1,6441,38918.36%3.26%
San Remigio2.10%2,1872,1541.53%0.29%
Santa Cruz3.66%3,8143,8040.26%0.05%
Santo Niño1.50%1,5581,4447.89%1.46%
Sion0.66%6906565.18%0.97%
Tagbaobo2.09%2,1792,1750.18%0.03%
Tagbay1.35%1,4071,20416.86%3.01%
Tagbitan‑ag2.10%2,1832,0615.92%1.10%
Tagdaliao0.73%7657048.66%1.59%
Tagpopongan1.35%1,4091,2839.82%1.80%
Tambo4.20%4,3712,94448.47%7.82%
Toril3.00%3,1282,62219.30%3.42%
Samal Total104,12395,8748.60%1.58%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Samal for the fiscal year of 2016 was 554,365,581.78.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009347,095,641.82
2010383,032,834.0410.35%
2011425,481,561.6811.08%
2012376,881,501.10-11.42%
2013396,210,600.475.13%
2014445,245,977.2212.38%
2015505,320,797.9913.49%
2016554,365,581.789.71%

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 Samal is 5 to 9, with 11,197 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,036 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,211
1 to 49,308
5 to 911,197
10 to 1410,768
15 to 199,646
20 to 248,774
25 to 298,158
30 to 346,853
35 to 396,532
40 to 446,189
45 to 495,550
50 to 544,918
55 to 594,197
60 to 643,488
65 to 692,475
70 to 741,638
75 to 791,185
80 and over1,036
Total104,123

Historical population

The population of Samal grew from 36,161 in 1960 to 104,123 in 2015, an increase of 67,962 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.58%, or an increase of 8,249 people, from the previous population of 95,874 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
36,161
50,8393.39%
56,1442.01%
62,4232.14%
69,6401.10%
76,9951.90%
82,6091.52%
90,2911.23%
95,8742.21%
104,1231.58%

Location

The city center of Samal is situated at approximately 7° 4' North, 125° 43' East, in the island of Samal. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.4 meters or 27.7 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 Samal are Davao City, Panabo, Tagum, Digos, Mati, and Kidapawan. The nearest municipalities are Pantukan, Mabini, Carmen, Banaybanay, Maco, and Lupon. Its distance from the national capital is 978.86 kilometers (608.24 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 978.86 kilometers (608.24 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N31°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 104,123, ranked 164 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 116.33 square kilometers, ranked 315 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 346 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 568 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.58%, ranked 581 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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