Santo Tomas, Province of Davao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao del Norte
Barangay count19
Postal code8112
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)221.80 km2 (85.64 sq mi)
Population (2015)118,750
Density (2015)535 / km2 (1,387 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 32' North, 125° 37' East (7.5285, 125.6238)
Estimated elevation above sea level40.9 meters (134.2 feet)

Santo Tomas is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Davao del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 221.80 square kilometers or 85.64 square miles which constitutes 6.47% of Davao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 118,750. This represented 11.68% of the total population of Davao del Norte province, or 2.43% of the overall population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 535 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,387 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santo Tomas has 19 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)
Balagunan5.18%6,1515,40013.91%2.51%
Bobongon5.52%6,5516,1057.31%1.35%
Casig‑Ang2.95%3,5042,92020.00%3.53%
Esperanza2.47%2,9352,7676.07%1.13%
Kimamon6.24%7,4116,59512.37%2.25%
Kinamayan4.96%5,8906,924-14.93%-3.03%
La Libertad5.39%6,4015,69612.38%2.25%
Lungaog3.03%3,5983,5411.61%0.30%
Magwawa1.36%1,6101,14240.98%6.76%
New Katipunan5.37%6,3725,19222.73%3.98%
New Visayas2.29%2,7162,6452.68%0.51%
Pantaron2.28%2,7112,7100.04%0.01%
Salvacion2.94%3,4933,2557.31%1.35%
San Jose2.84%3,3762,62628.56%4.90%
San Miguel2.86%3,3992,54633.50%5.66%
San Vicente1.94%2,3072,1716.26%1.16%
Talomo3.86%4,5894,5051.86%0.35%
Tibal‑og34.82%41,35438,5047.40%1.37%
Tulalian3.69%4,3824,0258.87%1.63%
Santo Tomas Total118,750109,2698.68%1.60%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santo Tomas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 296,102,536.71.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009201,453,410.33
2010161,166,070.07-20.00%
2011177,177,674.389.93%
2012175,841,145.70-0.75%
2013209,735,397.5119.28%
2014240,728,230.9314.78%
2015276,476,462.1914.85%
2016296,102,536.717.10%

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 Santo Tomas is 5 to 9, with 13,175 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 678 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,572
1 to 410,660
5 to 913,175
10 to 1411,964
15 to 1911,288
20 to 2411,571
25 to 2911,018
30 to 349,227
35 to 397,956
40 to 446,533
45 to 495,654
50 to 544,974
55 to 594,265
60 to 643,289
65 to 691,984
70 to 741,115
75 to 79827
80 and over678
Total118,750

Historical population

The population of Santo Tomas grew from 16,687 in 1960 to 118,750 in 2015, an increase of 102,063 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.60%, or an increase of 9,481 people, from the previous population of 109,269 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,687
21,2412.39%
31,5848.29%
44,5127.10%
67,9164.32%
77,1822.42%
84,3671.93%
97,2101.97%
109,2694.35%
118,7501.60%

Location

The municipal center of Santo Tomas is situated at approximately 7° 32' North, 125° 37' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 40.9 meters or 134.2 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 Santo Tomas are Tagum, Panabo, Samal, Davao City, Valencia, and Kidapawan. The nearest municipalities are Talaingod, Kapalong, Braulio E. Dujali, Asuncion, Carmen, and New Corella. Its distance from the national capital is 931.32 kilometers (578.69 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 931.32 kilometers (578.69 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 118,750, ranked 128 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 85.64 square kilometers, ranked 485 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 535 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 344 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.60%, ranked 1,099 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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