San Rafael, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count9
Postal code5039
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)67.05 km2 (25.89 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,532
Density (2015)247 / km2 (639 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 11' North, 122° 50' East (11.1801, 122.8288)
Estimated elevation above sea level123.8 meters (406.2 feet)

San Rafael is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Iloilo.

The municipality has a land area of 67.05 square kilometers or 25.89 square miles which constitutes 1.34% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,532. This represented 0.85% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 0.22% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 247 inhabitants per square kilometer or 639 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Rafael has 9 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)
Aripdip5.84%96576725.81%4.47%
Bagacay7.30%1,2071,08411.35%2.07%
Calaigang8.53%1,4111,3782.39%0.45%
Ilongbukid10.91%1,8031,57214.69%2.64%
Poblacion26.22%4,3353,92610.42%1.90%
Poscolon6.04%9999149.30%1.71%
San Andres15.84%2,6192,13722.55%3.95%
San Dionisio7.99%1,3211,2099.26%1.70%
San Florentino11.32%1,8721,66812.23%2.22%
San Rafael Total16,53214,65512.81%2.32%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Rafael for the fiscal year of 2016 was 55,166,505.29.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,515,488.76
201033,169,751.515.25%
201135,417,650.996.78%
201234,821,850.45-1.68%
201340,757,061.7817.04%
201444,856,482.8910.06%
201551,227,877.6114.20%
201655,166,505.297.69%

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 San Rafael is 5 to 9, with 1,861 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 187 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1307
1 to 41,543
5 to 91,861
10 to 141,804
15 to 191,560
20 to 241,528
25 to 291,318
30 to 341,155
35 to 391,010
40 to 44917
45 to 49784
50 to 54699
55 to 59564
60 to 64476
65 to 69370
70 to 74246
75 to 79187
80 and over203
Total16,532

Historical population

The population of San Rafael grew from 8,322 in 1970 to 16,532 in 2015, an increase of 8,210 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.32%, or an increase of 1,877 people, from the previous population of 14,655 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,322
6,953-3.54%
8,7424.68%
11,1992.51%
12,0001.30%
12,8471.47%
13,6940.88%
14,6552.50%
16,5322.32%

Location

The municipal center of San Rafael is situated at approximately 11° 11' North, 122° 50' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 123.8 meters or 406.2 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 San Rafael are Passi, Victorias, Silay, Roxas City, Talisay, and Bacolod. The nearest municipalities are Lemery, Barotac Viejo, Dumarao, Banate, Ajuy, and Sara. Its distance from the national capital is 427.33 kilometers (265.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Lemery, Iloilo, 11.90 kilometers (7.39 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N65°E)
  • Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, 15.47 kilometers (9.61 miles) to the South (S9°E)
  • Dumarao, Capiz, 17.99 kilometers (11.18 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)
  • Banate, Iloilo, 19.89 kilometers (12.36 miles) to the South (S3°W)
  • Ajuy, Iloilo, 20.90 kilometers (12.98 miles) to the East (S87°E)
  • Sara, Iloilo, 21.89 kilometers (13.60 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N66°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 427.33 kilometers (265.53 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,532, ranked 1,341 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 25.89 square kilometers, ranked 1,237 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 247 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 807 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.32%, ranked 534 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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