Santa Fe, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count20
Postal code6513
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)53.97 km2 (20.84 sq mi)
Population (2015)20,439
Density (2015)379 / km2 (981 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 11' North, 124° 55' East (11.1858, 124.9154)
Estimated elevation above sea level21.4 meters (70.1 feet)

Santa Fe is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 53.97 square kilometers or 20.84 square miles which constitutes 0.85% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,439. This represented 1.19% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.46% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 379 inhabitants per square kilometer or 981 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Fe has 20 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)
Baculanad3.48%7126578.37%1.54%
Badiangay3.49%71351139.53%6.55%
Bulod4.50%91970131.10%5.29%
Catoogan3.07%62746036.30%6.07%
Cutay3.09%63154216.42%2.94%
Gapas3.70%75765815.05%2.70%
Katipunan4.95%1,01181524.05%4.19%
Milagrosa4.06%82965726.18%4.53%
Pilit7.07%1,4461,28112.88%2.33%
Pitogo3.20%65455517.84%3.17%
San Isidro9.47%1,9361,60320.77%3.66%
San Juan5.91%1,2071,1088.94%1.64%
San Miguelay2.18%4464167.21%1.33%
San Roque11.13%2,2741,99114.21%2.56%
Tibak9.13%1,8671,65512.81%2.32%
Victoria3.44%7036606.52%1.21%
Zone 14.31%88179410.96%2.00%
Zone 24.95%1,01184919.08%3.38%
Zone 33.87%79170711.88%2.16%
Zone 4 Poblacion5.01%1,02480726.89%4.64%
Santa Fe Total20,43917,42717.28%3.08%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Fe for the fiscal year of 2016 was 56,921,144.95.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200930,607,115.70
201033,206,241.868.49%
201136,389,039.269.58%
201235,202,224.77-3.26%
201339,976,415.8913.56%
201445,116,337.0912.86%
201551,823,496.6614.87%
201656,921,144.959.84%

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 Fe is 5 to 9, with 2,397 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 126 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1503
1 to 42,154
5 to 92,397
10 to 142,266
15 to 192,188
20 to 241,989
25 to 291,681
30 to 341,292
35 to 391,183
40 to 44964
45 to 49946
50 to 54827
55 to 59664
60 to 64517
65 to 69358
70 to 74243
75 to 79141
80 and over126
Total20,439

Historical population

The population of Santa Fe grew from 7,979 in 1960 to 20,439 in 2015, an increase of 12,460 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.08%, or an increase of 3,012 people, from the previous population of 17,427 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,979
7,649-0.41%
8,7182.66%
9,7282.22%
12,1192.22%
13,6952.32%
15,0422.03%
15,9050.77%
17,4273.38%
20,4393.08%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Fe is situated at approximately 11° 11' North, 124° 55' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 21.4 meters or 70.1 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 Fe are Tacloban, Ormoc, Baybay, Catbalogan, Borongan, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Pastrana, Alangalang, Palo, Dagami, Tanauan, and Jaro. Its distance from the national capital is 569.44 kilometers (353.83 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pastrana, Leyte, 6.30 kilometers (3.92 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S30°W)
  • Alangalang, Leyte, 7.95 kilometers (4.94 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N73°W)
  • Palo, Leyte, 8.64 kilometers (5.37 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S71°E)
  • Dagami, Leyte, 13.80 kilometers (8.57 miles) to the South (S6°W)
  • Tanauan, Leyte, 14.26 kilometers (8.86 miles) to the Southeast (S54°E)
  • Jaro, Leyte, 14.55 kilometers (9.04 miles) to the West (N89°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 11.94 kilometers (7.42 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N58°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 39.17 kilometers (24.34 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S59°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 57.74 kilometers (35.88 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S13°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 65.31 kilometers (40.58 miles) to the North (N3°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 73.55 kilometers (45.70 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 99.89 kilometers (62.07 miles) to the West (S82°W)

Distance from Manila: 569.44 kilometers (353.83 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,439, ranked 1,212 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 20.84 square kilometers, ranked 1,322 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 379 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 506 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.08%, ranked 99 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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