Rosario, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count11
Postal code6416
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)31.60 km2 (12.20 sq mi)
Population (2015)10,520
Density (2015)333 / km2 (862 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 31' North, 124° 26' East (12.5219, 124.4250)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.0 meters (16.3 feet)

Rosario is a coastal municipality in the province of Northern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 31.60 square kilometers or 12.20 square miles which constitutes 0.86% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 10,520. This represented 1.66% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.24% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 333 inhabitants per square kilometer or 862 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Rosario has 11 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)
Aguada2.63%27724313.99%2.52%
Bantolinao6.07%6396203.06%0.58%
Buenavista11.84%1,2461,2003.83%0.72%
Commonwealth18.60%1,9571,9132.30%0.43%
Guindaulan8.34%8778513.06%0.57%
Jamoog5.26%553599-7.68%-1.51%
Kailingan2.45%25821520.00%3.53%
Ligaya7.13%7507450.67%0.13%
Poblacion9.48%9979317.09%1.31%
Salhag16.30%1,7151,6712.63%0.50%
San Lorenzo11.89%1,2511,2262.04%0.39%
Rosario Total10,52010,2143.00%0.56%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Rosario for the fiscal year of 2016 was 43,160,375.15.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200924,002,979.97
201025,302,425.675.41%
201127,356,287.918.12%
201226,506,812.55-3.11%
201330,503,143.4215.08%
201434,291,292.4512.42%
201539,210,824.5814.35%
201643,160,375.1510.07%

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 Rosario is 10 to 14, with 1,434 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 76 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1234
1 to 4983
5 to 91,314
10 to 141,434
15 to 191,298
20 to 24930
25 to 29682
30 to 34597
35 to 39595
40 to 44508
45 to 49451
50 to 54413
55 to 59356
60 to 64240
65 to 69185
70 to 74139
75 to 7985
80 and over76
Total10,520

Historical population

The population of Rosario grew from 3,782 in 1970 to 10,520 in 2015, an increase of 6,738 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.56%, or an increase of 306 people, from the previous population of 10,214 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
3,782
5,1766.50%
5,8722.55%
6,6991.33%
8,6264.85%
8,6470.05%
8,9200.43%
10,2145.05%
10,5200.56%

Location

The municipal center of Rosario is situated at approximately 12° 31' North, 124° 26' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.0 meters or 16.3 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 Rosario are Calbayog, Sorsogon City, Masbate City, Catbalogan, Legazpi, and Tabaco. The nearest municipalities are San Jose, Lavezares, Victoria, Bobon, Allen, and San Isidro. Its distance from the national capital is 437.50 kilometers (271.85 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 437.50 kilometers (271.85 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 10,520, ranked 1,472 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 12.20 square kilometers, ranked 1,480 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 333 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 570 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.56%, ranked 1,215 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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