San Jorge, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count41
Postal code6707
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)241.20 km2 (93.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,184
Density (2015)71 / km2 (185 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 59' North, 124° 50' East (11.9794, 124.8251)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.3 meters (40.3 feet)

San Jorge is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 241.20 square kilometers or 93.13 square miles which constitutes 3.99% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,184. This represented 2.20% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.39% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 71 inhabitants per square kilometer or 185 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Jorge has 41 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)
Anquiana2.15%3703661.09%0.21%
Aurora3.33%57345326.49%4.58%
Bay‑ang1.01%173176-1.70%-0.33%
Blanca Aurora4.96%8538026.36%1.18%
Buenavista I3.88%66656817.25%3.08%
Buenavista II2.53%4344086.37%1.18%
Bulao2.90%49841918.85%3.34%
Bungliw1.51%259276-6.16%-1.20%
Cabugao0.76%1301263.17%0.60%
Cag‑olo‑olo1.11%190202-5.94%-1.16%
Calundan0.53%91104-12.50%-2.51%
Cantaguic1.40%240282-14.89%-3.02%
Canyaki1.05%18114524.83%4.31%
Cogtoto‑og2.50%4304153.61%0.68%
Erenas5.84%1,0041,090-7.89%-1.55%
Gayondato1.65%2842647.58%1.40%
Guadalupe0.85%14612814.06%2.54%
Guindapunan2.26%38933615.77%2.83%
Hernandez0.55%95162-41.36%-9.66%
Himay2.37%408442-7.69%-1.51%
Janipon1.73%298334-10.78%-2.15%
La Paz4.99%8577839.45%1.73%
Libertad0.97%167186-10.22%-2.03%
Lincoro1.59%2742691.86%0.35%
Mabuhay2.93%50445111.75%2.14%
Mancol5.37%9228765.25%0.98%
Matalud3.27%562581-3.27%-0.63%
Mobo‑ob1.03%17713828.26%4.85%
Mombon1.52%2612485.24%0.98%
Puhagan1.61%27624811.29%2.06%
Quezon4.00%6886840.58%0.11%
Ranera1.91%3293048.22%1.52%
Rawis1.30%22419316.06%2.88%
Rosalim3.67%63153218.61%3.30%
San Isidro2.85%48943113.46%2.43%
San Jorge I3.92%6746543.06%0.58%
San Jorge II2.93%5044824.56%0.85%
San Juan3.00%51543119.49%3.45%
Sapinit3.70%636637-0.16%-0.03%
Sinit‑an0.97%1671604.38%0.82%
Tomogbong3.58%61555411.01%2.01%
San Jorge Total17,18416,3405.17%0.96%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Jorge for the fiscal year of 2016 was 77,177,103.39.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200942,468,877.67
201045,114,132.076.23%
201148,828,822.078.23%
201247,463,088.54-2.80%
201354,191,785.8914.18%
201461,478,372.4413.45%
201569,916,845.2613.73%
201677,177,103.3910.38%

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 Jorge is 10 to 14, with 2,252 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 134 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1367
1 to 41,691
5 to 92,042
10 to 142,252
15 to 191,972
20 to 241,552
25 to 291,109
30 to 341,007
35 to 39939
40 to 44923
45 to 49811
50 to 54649
55 to 59556
60 to 64443
65 to 69357
70 to 74232
75 to 79148
80 and over134
Total17,184

Historical population

The population of San Jorge grew from 9,123 in 1980 to 17,184 in 2015, an increase of 8,061 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.96%, or an increase of 844 people, from the previous population of 16,340 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,123
10,1111.03%
11,9353.16%
13,3762.47%
14,1340.76%
16,3405.42%
17,1840.96%

Location

The municipal center of San Jorge is situated at approximately 11° 59' North, 124° 50' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.3 meters or 40.3 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 Jorge are Catbalogan, Calbayog, Borongan, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Gandara, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, Matuguinao, Santa Margarita, and San Jose de Buan. Its distance from the national capital is 506.98 kilometers (315.02 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 23.44 kilometers (14.56 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 26.90 kilometers (16.72 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N69°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 77.76 kilometers (48.32 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S58°E)
  • Tacloban, 83.87 kilometers (52.11 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 110.43 kilometers (68.62 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 135.61 kilometers (84.26 miles) to the Southwest (S41°W)

Distance from Manila: 506.98 kilometers (315.02 miles) to the Northwest (N55°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,184, ranked 1,279 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 93.13 square kilometers, ranked 417 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 71 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,379 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.96%, ranked 1,197 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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