San Sebastian, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count14
Postal code6714
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)39.07 km2 (15.09 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,057
Density (2015)206 / km2 (534 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 43' North, 125° 1' East (11.7109, 125.0176)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.6 meters (18.5 feet)

San Sebastian is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 39.07 square kilometers or 15.09 square miles which constitutes 0.65% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,057. This represented 1.03% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.18% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 206 inhabitants per square kilometer or 534 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Sebastian has 14 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)
Balogo7.32%5905870.51%0.10%
Bontod6.33%510531-3.95%-0.77%
Cabaywa2.68%216220-1.82%-0.35%
Camanhagay8.50%6856338.21%1.51%
Campiyak8.73%70358819.56%3.46%
Canduyucan11.31%9118932.02%0.38%
Dolores8.20%661678-2.51%-0.48%
Hita‑asan I5.87%473482-1.87%-0.36%
Hita‑asan II4.99%402447-10.07%-2.00%
Inobongan6.84%55144623.54%4.11%
Poblacion Barangay 18.51%6866584.26%0.80%
Poblacion Barangay 26.12%4934548.59%1.58%
Poblacion Barangay 35.59%45038716.28%2.91%
Poblacion Barangay 49.01%7267043.13%0.59%
San Sebastian Total8,0577,7084.53%0.85%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Sebastian for the fiscal year of 2016 was 40,513,120.89.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200923,222,284.96
201024,776,577.516.69%
201126,480,087.616.88%
201225,635,873.78-3.19%
201328,990,939.2513.09%
201432,637,560.7512.58%
201537,027,510.4313.45%
201640,513,120.899.41%

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 Sebastian is 10 to 14, with 1,064 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 87 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1186
1 to 4779
5 to 9992
10 to 141,064
15 to 19935
20 to 24682
25 to 29460
30 to 34409
35 to 39433
40 to 44407
45 to 49439
50 to 54325
55 to 59231
60 to 64207
65 to 69173
70 to 74136
75 to 79112
80 and over87
Total8,057

Historical population

The population of San Sebastian grew from 3,645 in 1960 to 8,057 in 2015, an increase of 4,412 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.85%, or an increase of 349 people, from the previous population of 7,708 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
3,645
4,2671.55%
4,4410.81%
4,6060.73%
5,7322.21%
6,3812.03%
6,7791.31%
7,3651.15%
7,7081.67%
8,0570.85%

Location

The municipal center of San Sebastian is situated at approximately 11° 43' North, 125° 1' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.6 meters or 18.5 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 Sebastian are Catbalogan, Borongan, Tacloban, Calbayog, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Hinabangan, Paranas, Motiong, Calbiga, Jiabong, and Pinabacdao. Its distance from the national capital is 541.37 kilometers (336.39 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Hinabangan, Samar, 5.35 kilometers (3.32 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S79°E)
  • Paranas, Samar, 6.72 kilometers (4.18 miles) to the North (N5°E)
  • Motiong, Samar, 7.73 kilometers (4.80 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N15°W)
  • Calbiga, Samar, 9.24 kilometers (5.74 miles) to the South (S0°W)
  • Jiabong, Samar, 9.31 kilometers (5.78 miles) to the Northwest (N52°W)
  • Pinabacdao, Samar, 11.32 kilometers (7.03 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S18°W)

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 16.32 kilometers (10.14 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N64°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 46.62 kilometers (28.97 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S76°E)
  • Tacloban, 51.77 kilometers (32.17 miles) to the South (S1°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 60.62 kilometers (37.67 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 90.06 kilometers (55.96 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S30°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 116.87 kilometers (72.62 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)

Distance from Manila: 541.37 kilometers (336.39 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,057, ranked 1,499 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 15.09 square kilometers, ranked 1,419 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 206 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 901 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.85%, ranked 1,021 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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