Santo Niño, Province of South Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceSouth Cotabato
Barangay count10
Postal code9509
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)86.20 km2 (33.28 sq mi)
Population (2015)40,947
Density (2015)475 / km2 (1,230 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 26' North, 124° 40' East (6.4380, 124.6734)
Estimated elevation above sea level140.0 meters (459.3 feet)

Santo Niño is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of South Cotabato.

The municipality has a land area of 86.20 square kilometers or 33.28 square miles which constitutes 2.19% of South Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 40,947. This represented 4.47% of the total population of South Cotabato province, or 0.90% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 475 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,230 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santo Niño has 10 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)
Ambalgan9.60%3,9303,5839.68%1.78%
Guinsang‑an8.23%3,3683,3500.54%0.10%
Katipunan8.75%3,5823,5520.84%0.16%
Manuel Roxas11.34%4,6424,5342.38%0.45%
Panay9.84%4,0283,9910.93%0.18%
Poblacion24.79%10,1499,8523.01%0.57%
Sajaneba3.87%1,5861,5343.39%0.64%
San Isidro9.01%3,6913,5643.56%0.67%
San Vicente8.49%3,4763,2895.69%1.06%
Teresita6.09%2,4952,4890.24%0.05%
Santo Niño Total40,94739,7383.04%0.57%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santo Niño for the fiscal year of 2016 was 97,010,425.91.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200955,908,169.34
201060,732,125.048.63%
201164,696,928.766.53%
201263,948,825.76-1.16%
201319,651,663.46-69.27%
201479,228,847.81303.17%
201588,503,629.2611.71%
201697,010,425.919.61%

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 Niño is 5 to 9, with 4,381 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 368 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1811
1 to 43,512
5 to 94,381
10 to 144,131
15 to 193,970
20 to 243,677
25 to 293,372
30 to 342,816
35 to 392,708
40 to 442,448
45 to 492,263
50 to 541,926
55 to 591,583
60 to 641,126
65 to 69842
70 to 74564
75 to 79449
80 and over368
Total40,947

Historical population

The population of Santo Niño grew from 30,076 in 1990 to 40,947 in 2015, an increase of 10,871 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.57%, or an increase of 1,209 people, from the previous population of 39,738 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
30,076
32,1031.23%
36,2282.63%
38,4000.81%
39,7381.25%
40,9470.57%

Location

The municipal center of Santo Niño is situated at approximately 6° 26' North, 124° 40' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 140.0 meters or 459.3 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 Niño are Koronadal, Tacurong, General Santos, Kidapawan, Digos, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Norala, Surallah, Banga, Bagumbayan, Tantangan, and Isulan. Its distance from the national capital is 988.11 kilometers (613.98 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 988.11 kilometers (613.98 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 40,947, ranked 601 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 33.28 square kilometers, ranked 1,057 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 475 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 375 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.57%, ranked 146 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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