San Policarpo, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count17
Postal code6821
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)78.00 km2 (30.12 sq mi)
Population (2015)14,687
Density (2015)188 / km2 (488 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 11' North, 125° 31' East (12.1795, 125.5087)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.6 meters (25.0 feet)

San Policarpo is a coastal municipality in the province of Eastern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 78.00 square kilometers or 30.12 square miles which constitutes 1.67% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,687. This represented 3.14% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.33% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 188 inhabitants per square kilometer or 488 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Policarpo has 17 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)
Alugan15.56%2,2862,1556.08%1.13%
Bahay5.92%8708146.88%1.27%
Bangon1.67%24517639.20%6.50%
Barangay No. 15.19%7627067.93%1.46%
Barangay No. 22.58%3793547.06%1.31%
Barangay No. 36.61%97185813.17%2.38%
Barangay No. 45.86%860918-6.32%-1.23%
Barangay No. 57.28%1,0691,0472.10%0.40%
Baras3.97%5835349.18%1.69%
Binogawan10.66%1,5651,42010.21%1.87%
Cajagwayan5.27%774802-3.49%-0.67%
Japunan5.85%8598441.78%0.34%
Natividad4.60%67659214.19%2.56%
Pangpang9.04%1,3271,2873.11%0.58%
Santa Cruz2.50%36730321.12%3.72%
Tabo4.13%60653313.70%2.47%
Tan‑awan3.32%488493-1.01%-0.19%
San Policarpo Total14,68713,8366.15%1.14%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Policarpo for the fiscal year of 2016 was 54,580,093.77.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,013,083.94
201032,759,801.875.63%
201135,511,751.318.40%
201234,367,900.53-3.22%
201338,154,547.2511.02%
201442,789,589.0512.15%
201548,905,551.6714.29%
201654,580,093.7711.60%

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 Policarpo is 10 to 14, with 1,863 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 176 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1305
1 to 41,390
5 to 91,844
10 to 141,863
15 to 191,501
20 to 241,108
25 to 29920
30 to 34866
35 to 39850
40 to 44743
45 to 49668
50 to 54619
55 to 59544
60 to 64439
65 to 69368
70 to 74292
75 to 79191
80 and over176
Total14,687

Historical population

The population of San Policarpo grew from 8,051 in 1960 to 14,687 in 2015, an increase of 6,636 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.14%, or an increase of 851 people, from the previous population of 13,836 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,051
9,1401.25%
9,2800.31%
12,2585.72%
9,970-2.05%
11,5652.82%
12,4031.51%
13,6891.37%
13,8360.39%
14,6871.14%

Location

The municipal center of San Policarpo is situated at approximately 12° 11' North, 125° 31' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.6 meters or 25.0 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 Policarpo are Borongan, Catbalogan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Oras, Dolores, Arteche, Can-avid, Lapinig, and Maslog. Its distance from the national capital is 558.33 kilometers (346.93 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 63.37 kilometers (39.38 miles) to the South (S7°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 81.51 kilometers (50.65 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 100.28 kilometers (62.31 miles) to the West (S83°W)
  • Tacloban, 117.09 kilometers (72.76 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S28°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 162.96 kilometers (101.26 miles) to the Southwest (S37°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 183.44 kilometers (113.99 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S25°W)

Distance from Manila: 558.33 kilometers (346.93 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 14,687, ranked 1,409 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 30.12 square kilometers, ranked 1,166 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 188 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,008 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.14%, ranked 1,369 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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