Santa Maria, Province of Davao Occidental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao Occidental
Barangay count22
Postal code8011
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesDavao Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)175.00 km2 (67.57 sq mi)
Population (2015)53,671
Density (2015)307 / km2 (794 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 33' North, 125° 28' East (6.5537, 125.4742)
Estimated elevation above sea level30.2 meters (98.9 feet)

Santa Maria is a coastal municipality in the province of Davao Occidental.

The municipality has a land area of 175.00 square kilometers or 67.57 square miles which constitutes 8.09% of Davao Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 53,671. This represented 16.97% of the total population of Davao Occidental province, or 1.10% of the overall population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 307 inhabitants per square kilometer or 794 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Maria has 22 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)
Basiawan13.91%7,4656,9267.78%1.44%
Buca5.56%2,9852,9112.54%0.48%
Cadaatan3.36%1,8041,6578.87%1.63%
Datu Daligasao1.65%8838622.44%0.46%
Datu Intan2.33%1,2531,361-7.94%-1.56%
Kidadan2.68%1,4411,3258.75%1.61%
Kinilidan1.54%82673113.00%2.35%
Kisulad2.41%1,2951,17110.59%1.93%
Malalag Tubig1.88%1,0099249.20%1.69%
Mamacao5.40%2,8992,38621.50%3.78%
Ogpao2.13%1,14495419.92%3.52%
Poblacion15.11%8,1087,05714.89%2.68%
Pongpong4.69%2,5152,539-0.95%-0.18%
San Agustin8.80%4,7214,21611.98%2.18%
San Antonio4.39%2,3542,3101.90%0.36%
San Isidro4.80%2,5762,5003.04%0.57%
San Juan2.96%1,5871,5472.59%0.49%
San Pedro3.09%1,6581,46812.94%2.34%
San Roque2.77%1,4891,528-2.55%-0.49%
Santo Niño3.19%1,7141,6980.94%0.18%
Santo Rosario2.31%1,2391,08314.40%2.60%
Tanglad5.04%2,7062,19523.28%4.07%
Santa Maria Total53,67149,3498.76%1.61%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Maria for the fiscal year of 2016 was 126,784,537.98.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200970,234,256.86
201074,913,275.266.66%
201182,258,229.009.80%
201279,779,177.83-3.01%
201388,303,879.5510.69%
2014102,695,576.0316.30%
2015117,551,675.9814.47%
2016126,784,537.987.85%

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 Maria is 5 to 9, with 6,218 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 383 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,194
1 to 45,503
5 to 96,218
10 to 145,927
15 to 195,243
20 to 244,683
25 to 294,160
30 to 343,515
35 to 393,345
40 to 443,084
45 to 492,748
50 to 542,339
55 to 591,973
60 to 641,402
65 to 69970
70 to 74579
75 to 79405
80 and over383
Total53,671

Historical population

The population of Santa Maria grew from 24,271 in 1970 to 53,671 in 2015, an increase of 29,400 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.61%, or an increase of 4,322 people, from the previous population of 49,349 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,271
28,7543.46%
30,5121.19%
40,0362.75%
41,9190.86%
45,5711.81%
48,3620.82%
49,3490.74%
53,6711.61%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Maria is situated at approximately 6° 33' North, 125° 28' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 30.2 meters or 98.9 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 Maria are Digos, Davao City, General Santos, Samal, Kidapawan, and Koronadal. The nearest municipalities are Malalag, Sulop, Padada, Malita, Hagonoy, and Kiblawan. Its distance from the national capital is 1,015.77 kilometers (631.17 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,015.77 kilometers (631.17 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 53,671, ranked 469 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 67.57 square kilometers, ranked 631 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 307 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 638 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.61%, ranked 523 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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