Santa Margarita, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count36
Postal code6709
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)129.12 km2 (49.85 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,348
Density (2015)204 / km2 (529 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 2' North, 124° 40' East (12.0378, 124.6584)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.6 meters (21.8 feet)

Santa Margarita is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 129.12 square kilometers or 49.85 square miles which constitutes 2.13% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,348. This represented 3.38% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.59% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 204 inhabitants per square kilometer or 529 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Margarita has 36 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)
Agrupacion0.64%1689576.84%11.47%
Arapison0.72%1901862.15%0.41%
Avelino0.81%214292-26.71%-5.75%
Bahay0.72%19013441.79%6.87%
Balud7.52%1,9811,8964.48%0.84%
Bana‑ao1.04%274338-18.93%-3.92%
Burabod7.04%1,8541,64912.43%2.26%
Cagsumji2.06%5425390.56%0.11%
Campeig0.41%1077150.70%8.12%
Camperito0.87%23019219.79%3.50%
Can‑ipulan1.04%27422621.24%3.74%
Canmoros0.78%206234-11.97%-2.40%
Cautod12.73%3,3553,2612.88%0.54%
Cinco2.00%5275230.76%0.15%
Curry1.69%444535-17.01%-3.49%
Gajo0.81%2131978.12%1.50%
Hindang0.30%80116-31.03%-6.83%
Ilo4.38%1,1551,04810.21%1.87%
Imelda0.41%1071070.00%0.00%
Inoraguiao7.14%1,8811,66812.77%2.31%
Jolacao0.45%118163-27.61%-5.97%
Lambao4.63%1,2201,1942.18%0.41%
Mabuhay0.54%14110929.36%5.02%
Mahayag0.75%1971970.00%0.00%
Matayonas0.58%1521417.80%1.44%
Monbon11.97%3,1542,58522.01%3.86%
Nabulo0.80%21118215.93%2.86%
Napuro6.39%1,6841,6651.14%0.22%
Napuro II4.30%1,1331,0547.50%1.39%
Palale5.58%1,4701,493-1.54%-0.30%
Panabatan1.19%31428111.74%2.14%
Panaruan0.59%1561439.09%1.67%
Roxas0.31%82102-19.61%-4.07%
Salvacion0.54%143214-33.18%-7.39%
Solsogon7.42%1,9551,8286.95%1.29%
Sundara0.86%22619217.71%3.15%
Santa Margarita Total26,34824,8506.03%1.12%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Margarita for the fiscal year of 2016 was 75,505,321.58.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200942,904,508.40
201046,775,193.449.02%
201150,712,840.028.42%
201249,561,827.91-2.27%
201354,913,282.6610.80%
201460,503,287.9510.18%
201569,077,555.6414.17%
201675,505,321.589.31%

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 Margarita is 10 to 14, with 3,296 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 221 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1596
1 to 42,459
5 to 93,119
10 to 143,296
15 to 193,071
20 to 242,246
25 to 291,695
30 to 341,555
35 to 391,520
40 to 441,464
45 to 491,286
50 to 541,090
55 to 59885
60 to 64703
65 to 69515
70 to 74391
75 to 79221
80 and over236
Total26,348

Historical population

The population of Santa Margarita grew from 13,404 in 1960 to 26,348 in 2015, an increase of 12,944 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.12%, or an increase of 1,498 people, from the previous population of 24,850 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,404
15,8141.63%
16,1940.48%
16,9220.88%
16,878-0.03%
19,1462.39%
21,7402.76%
23,4881.07%
24,8502.07%
26,3481.12%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Margarita is situated at approximately 12° 2' North, 124° 40' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.6 meters or 21.8 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 Margarita are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Tacloban, Borongan, Ormoc, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Pagsanghan, Gandara, Tarangnan, San Jorge, Santo Niño, and Matuguinao. Its distance from the national capital is 488.44 kilometers (303.50 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pagsanghan, Samar, 10.54 kilometers (6.55 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Gandara, Samar, 16.88 kilometers (10.49 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Tarangnan, Samar, 17.79 kilometers (11.06 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S32°E)
  • San Jorge, Samar, 19.27 kilometers (11.97 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S70°E)
  • Santo Niño, Samar, 25.98 kilometers (16.14 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S61°W)
  • Matuguinao, Samar, 27.34 kilometers (16.99 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N64°E)

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 7.66 kilometers (4.76 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N65°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 37.97 kilometers (23.59 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Tacloban, 95.83 kilometers (59.55 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S23°E)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 96.70 kilometers (60.09 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S61°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 114.45 kilometers (71.11 miles) to the South (S3°W)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 118.74 kilometers (73.78 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)

Distance from Manila: 488.44 kilometers (303.50 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,348, ranked 982 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 49.85 square kilometers, ranked 794 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 204 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 906 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.12%, ranked 106 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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