Santa Rita, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count38
Postal code6718
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSan Juanico Strait
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)411.77 km2 (158.99 sq mi)
Population (2015)41,591
Density (2015)101 / km2 (262 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 27' North, 124° 56' East (11.4513, 124.9413)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.1 meters (26.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 411.77 square kilometers or 158.99 square miles which constitutes 6.81% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 41,591. This represented 5.33% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.94% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 101 inhabitants per square kilometer or 262 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Rita has 38 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)
Alegria0.52%215254-15.35%-3.12%
Anibongan4.20%1,7471,5929.74%1.78%
Aslum3.18%1,3241,19111.17%2.04%
Bagolibas1.53%6385859.06%1.66%
Binanalan3.80%1,5801,4886.18%1.15%
Bokinggan Poblacion3.50%1,4551,14926.63%4.60%
Bougainvilla Poblacion1.25%5184856.80%1.26%
Cabacungan1.93%80171412.18%2.21%
Cabunga‑an1.33%553569-2.81%-0.54%
Camayse3.01%1,2521,04819.47%3.44%
Cansadong0.95%3963813.94%0.74%
Caticugan5.20%2,1621,88314.82%2.67%
Dampigan5.17%2,1511,95110.25%1.88%
Guinbalot‑an1.74%72362914.94%2.69%
Gumamela Poblacion3.99%1,6591,47412.55%2.28%
Hinangudtan3.51%1,4601,4411.32%0.25%
Igang‑igang1.84%765795-3.77%-0.73%
La Paz0.55%2272098.61%1.59%
Lupig2.71%1,12998714.39%2.59%
Magsaysay4.90%2,0362,0240.59%0.11%
Maligaya4.84%2,0121,9513.13%0.59%
New Manunca1.29%5384978.25%1.52%
Old Manunca4.35%1,8081,48921.42%3.77%
Pagsulhogon5.21%2,1662,0634.99%0.93%
Rosal Poblacion2.92%1,2141,1446.12%1.14%
Salvacion1.48%617637-3.14%-0.61%
San Eduardo1.15%4774564.61%0.86%
San Isidro2.17%9038249.59%1.76%
San Juan2.26%93880117.10%3.05%
San Pascual2.05%8517789.38%1.72%
San Pedro2.64%1,09974148.31%7.79%
San Roque0.44%1811810.00%0.00%
Santa Elena2.28%9489104.18%0.78%
Santan Poblacion2.03%8458035.23%0.98%
Tagacay2.04%847874-3.09%-0.60%
Tominamos4.21%1,7511,58810.26%1.88%
Tulay2.30%95878721.73%3.81%
Union1.56%647709-8.74%-1.73%
Santa Rita Total41,59138,0829.21%1.69%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Rita for the fiscal year of 2016 was 127,971,771.40.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200970,580,568.29
201075,174,663.326.51%
201181,178,134.917.99%
201278,931,050.75-2.77%
201383,909,751.286.31%
2014101,265,598.5320.68%
2015115,557,934.4914.11%
2016127,971,771.4010.74%

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 Rita is 10 to 14, with 5,401 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 328 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,057
1 to 44,336
5 to 95,381
10 to 145,401
15 to 194,653
20 to 243,676
25 to 292,831
30 to 342,376
35 to 392,149
40 to 442,034
45 to 491,869
50 to 541,489
55 to 591,267
60 to 64931
65 to 69791
70 to 74609
75 to 79413
80 and over328
Total41,591

Historical population

The population of Santa Rita grew from 18,808 in 1960 to 41,591 in 2015, an increase of 22,783 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.69%, or an increase of 3,509 people, from the previous population of 38,082 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,808
20,7130.95%
24,0543.05%
21,640-2.09%
25,2021.54%
28,9302.62%
30,1180.87%
34,9592.08%
38,0823.16%
41,5911.69%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Rita is situated at approximately 11° 27' North, 124° 56' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.1 meters or 26.5 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 Santa Rita are Tacloban, Catbalogan, Borongan, Ormoc, Calbayog, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Babatngon, Villareal, Talalora, Pinabacdao, Calbiga, and San Miguel. Its distance from the national capital is 552.47 kilometers (343.29 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Babatngon, Leyte, 10.84 kilometers (6.74 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S73°W)
  • Villareal, Samar, 12.93 kilometers (8.04 miles) to the North (N6°W)
  • Talalora, Samar, 14.29 kilometers (8.88 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)
  • Pinabacdao, Samar, 18.59 kilometers (11.55 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N15°E)
  • Calbiga, Samar, 21.16 kilometers (13.15 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N23°E)
  • San Miguel, Leyte, 21.16 kilometers (13.15 miles) to the Southwest (S34°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 24.17 kilometers (15.02 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S17°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 36.40 kilometers (22.62 miles) to the North (N10°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 56.50 kilometers (35.11 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 61.42 kilometers (38.17 miles) to the Southwest (S36°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 77.88 kilometers (48.39 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 87.08 kilometers (54.11 miles) to the South (S10°W)

Distance from Manila: 552.47 kilometers (343.29 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 41,591, ranked 585 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 158.99 square kilometers, ranked 189 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 101 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,267 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.69%, ranked 865 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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