Santa Cruz, Province of Davao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao del Sur
Barangay count18
Postal code8001
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesDavao Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)319.91 km2 (123.52 sq mi)
Population (2015)90,987
Density (2015)284 / km2 (737 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 50' North, 125° 25' East (6.8340, 125.4154)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.9 meters (22.6 feet)

Santa Cruz is a coastal municipality in the province of Davao del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 319.91 square kilometers or 123.52 square miles which constitutes 7.39% of Davao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 90,987. This represented 14.38% of the total population of Davao del Sur province, or 1.86% of the overall population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 284 inhabitants per square kilometer or 737 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Cruz has 18 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)
Astorga13.23%12,04111,3725.88%1.09%
Bato7.65%6,9655,65123.25%4.06%
Coronon9.87%8,9797,63017.68%3.15%
Darong5.03%4,5764,2796.94%1.29%
Inawayan6.93%6,3095,51814.33%2.58%
Jose Rizal1.63%1,4801,33710.70%1.95%
Matutungan0.95%868884-1.81%-0.35%
Melilia0.89%810853-5.04%-0.98%
Saliducon0.93%8478213.17%0.60%
Sibulan6.41%5,8325,13213.64%2.46%
Sinoron1.52%1,3831,17417.80%3.17%
Tagabuli2.81%2,5562,09122.24%3.90%
Tibolo1.44%1,3141,1979.77%1.79%
Tuban6.72%6,1105,7845.64%1.05%
Zone I9.03%8,2167,30112.53%2.27%
Zone II5.50%5,0044,45612.30%2.23%
Zone III12.25%11,14810,12710.08%1.85%
Zone IV7.20%6,5495,48619.38%3.43%
Santa Cruz Total90,98781,09312.20%2.22%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Cruz for the fiscal year of 2016 was 253,730,963.14.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009140,150,834.09
2010140,220,469.380.05%
2011157,103,850.4612.04%
2012172,163,040.039.59%
2013189,505,028.3910.07%
2014211,029,265.8411.36%
2015234,151,697.8810.96%
2016253,730,963.148.36%

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 Cruz is 5 to 9, with 10,671 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 550 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,203
1 to 48,891
5 to 910,671
10 to 148,752
15 to 198,273
20 to 248,259
25 to 297,789
30 to 346,832
35 to 395,844
40 to 445,234
45 to 494,688
50 to 543,839
55 to 593,342
60 to 642,482
65 to 691,659
70 to 74987
75 to 79692
80 and over550
Total90,987

Historical population

The population of Santa Cruz grew from 24,401 in 1960 to 90,987 in 2015, an increase of 66,586 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.22%, or an increase of 9,894 people, from the previous population of 81,093 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,401
34,7623.52%
41,8343.79%
48,2762.90%
56,0481.50%
59,1391.01%
67,3172.82%
76,1131.71%
81,0932.33%
90,9872.22%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Cruz is situated at approximately 6° 50' North, 125° 25' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.9 meters or 22.6 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 Cruz are Digos, Davao City, Kidapawan, Samal, Panabo, and Koronadal. The nearest municipalities are Hagonoy, Padada, Bansalan, Matanao, Malalag, and Sulop. Its distance from the national capital is 985.48 kilometers (612.35 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 985.48 kilometers (612.35 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 90,987, ranked 201 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 123.52 square kilometers, ranked 287 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 284 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 707 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.22%, ranked 332 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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