San Jose, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count16
Postal code6402
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)29.85 km2 (11.53 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,561
Density (2015)588 / km2 (1,523 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 32' North, 124° 29' East (12.5301, 124.4878)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.6 meters (18.3 feet)

San Jose is a coastal municipality in the province of Northern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 29.85 square kilometers or 11.53 square miles which constitutes 0.81% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,561. This represented 2.78% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.40% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 588 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,523 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Jose has 16 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)
Aguadahan9.46%1,6611,5795.19%0.97%
Bagong Sabang3.78%6636236.42%1.19%
Balite10.93%1,9201,72611.24%2.05%
Barangay East4.66%8187952.89%0.54%
Barangay North8.13%1,4281,23315.82%2.83%
Barangay South2.38%4184062.96%0.56%
Barangay West5.92%1,03988617.27%3.08%
Bonglas2.86%50243315.94%2.86%
Da‑o7.94%1,3951,3344.57%0.85%
Gengarog5.27%92567337.44%6.24%
Geratag12.20%2,1431,83916.53%2.96%
Layuhan4.21%740797-7.15%-1.40%
Mandugang2.86%50344313.54%2.45%
P. Tingzon12.05%2,1161,9856.60%1.22%
San Lorenzo4.15%729751-2.93%-0.56%
Tubigdanao3.19%561576-2.60%-0.50%
San Jose Total17,56116,0799.22%1.69%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Jose for the fiscal year of 2016 was 52,479,746.67.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200930,030,699.36
201031,651,996.375.40%
201134,668,231.699.53%
201233,466,226.87-3.47%
201337,075,147.2810.78%
201441,848,302.6012.87%
201547,977,923.9814.65%
201652,479,746.679.38%

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 Jose is 10 to 14, with 2,265 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 135 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1423
1 to 41,688
5 to 92,122
10 to 142,265
15 to 191,981
20 to 241,466
25 to 291,149
30 to 341,043
35 to 391,044
40 to 44927
45 to 49876
50 to 54702
55 to 59559
60 to 64424
65 to 69323
70 to 74241
75 to 79193
80 and over135
Total17,561

Historical population

The population of San Jose grew from 10,517 in 1960 to 17,561 in 2015, an increase of 7,044 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.69%, or an increase of 1,482 people, from the previous population of 16,079 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,517
8,631-1.91%
8,7510.28%
10,3883.49%
10,7730.36%
12,5562.91%
13,5641.67%
15,1851.57%
16,0792.10%
17,5611.69%

Location

The municipal center of San Jose is situated at approximately 12° 32' North, 124° 29' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.6 meters or 18.3 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 San Jose are Calbayog, Sorsogon City, Catbalogan, Masbate City, Legazpi, and Tabaco. The nearest municipalities are Rosario, Bobon, Catarman, Lavezares, Victoria, and Biri. Its distance from the national capital is 442.84 kilometers (275.17 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 442.84 kilometers (275.17 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,561, ranked 1,285 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 11.53 square kilometers, ranked 1,490 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 588 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 301 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.69%, ranked 1,308 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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