San Fernando, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count21
Postal code6018
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)69.39 km2 (26.79 sq mi)
Population (2015)66,280
Density (2015)955 / km2 (2,474 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 10' North, 123° 42' East (10.1643, 123.7058)
Estimated elevation above sea level29.2 meters (95.9 feet)

San Fernando is a coastal municipality in the island province of Cebu.

The municipality has a land area of 69.39 square kilometers or 26.79 square miles which constitutes 1.40% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 66,280. This represented 2.26% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.90% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 955 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,474 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Fernando has 21 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)
Balud6.24%4,1353,52517.30%3.09%
Balungag3.19%2,1161,85514.07%2.54%
Basak1.53%1,0171,0090.79%0.15%
Bugho1.99%1,3171,367-3.66%-0.71%
Cabatbatan2.92%1,9331,8753.09%0.58%
Greenhills3.78%2,5082,700-7.11%-1.39%
Ilaya2.98%1,9751,9182.97%0.56%
Lantawan3.10%2,0541,78914.81%2.66%
Liburon1.50%9951,009-1.39%-0.27%
Magsico3.30%2,1882,1880.00%0.00%
Panadtaran8.15%5,4004,9718.63%1.59%
Pitalo12.01%7,9627,3118.90%1.64%
Poblacion North6.70%4,4444,2055.68%1.06%
Poblacion South12.51%8,2947,35212.81%2.32%
San Isidro6.23%4,1283,69111.84%2.15%
Sangat8.92%5,9105,5975.59%1.04%
Tabionan3.24%2,1471,87314.63%2.63%
Tananas2.57%1,7061,34526.84%4.63%
Tinubdan3.34%2,2151,99411.08%2.02%
Tonggo3.18%2,1101,9368.99%1.65%
Tubod2.60%1,7261,46018.22%3.24%
San Fernando Total66,28060,9708.71%1.60%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Fernando for the fiscal year of 2016 was 156,384,328.48.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200980,674,928.66
201083,583,184.863.60%
201192,623,768.6110.82%
201293,600,586.541.05%
2013108,980,313.4716.43%
2014122,738,347.9212.62%
2015145,354,066.2618.43%
2016156,384,328.487.59%

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 Fernando is 5 to 9, with 7,510 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 490 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,444
1 to 46,000
5 to 97,510
10 to 147,032
15 to 196,862
20 to 246,480
25 to 295,484
30 to 344,663
35 to 394,212
40 to 443,545
45 to 493,331
50 to 542,727
55 to 592,173
60 to 641,744
65 to 691,249
70 to 74764
75 to 79570
80 and over490
Total66,280

Historical population

The population of San Fernando grew from 19,061 in 1960 to 66,280 in 2015, an increase of 47,219 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.60%, or an increase of 5,310 people, from the previous population of 60,970 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,061
24,0732.31%
25,8771.46%
28,3241.82%
35,0512.15%
38,7001.87%
48,2354.84%
54,9321.81%
60,9703.87%
66,2801.60%

Location

The municipal center of San Fernando is situated at approximately 10° 10' North, 123° 42' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 29.2 meters or 95.9 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 San Fernando are Naga, Carcar, Talisay, Toledo, Cebu City, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are Minglanilla, Pinamungajan, Aloguinsan, Sibonga, Barili, and Cordova. Its distance from the national capital is 572.36 kilometers (355.65 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Minglanilla, Cebu, 13.35 kilometers (8.30 miles) to the Northeast (N48°E)
  • Pinamungajan, Cebu, 17.85 kilometers (11.09 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)
  • Aloguinsan, Cebu, 18.36 kilometers (11.41 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N69°W)
  • Sibonga, Cebu, 19.07 kilometers (11.85 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S30°W)
  • Barili, Cebu, 22.13 kilometers (13.75 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Cordova, Cebu, 28.43 kilometers (17.67 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N70°E)

Nearest cities

  • Naga, Cebu, 7.48 kilometers (4.65 miles) to the Northeast (N48°E)
  • Carcar, Cebu, 9.84 kilometers (6.11 miles) to the Southwest (S47°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 17.87 kilometers (11.10 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)
  • Toledo, Cebu, 24.58 kilometers (15.27 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)
  • Cebu City, 26.02 kilometers (16.17 miles) to the Northeast (N52°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 31.23 kilometers (19.40 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N59°E)

Distance from Manila: 572.36 kilometers (355.65 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N31°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 66,280, ranked 339 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 26.79 square kilometers, ranked 1,236 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 955 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 176 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.60%, ranked 1,285 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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