Santo Niño, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count13
Postal code6711
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Santo Niño
Area (2007)29.53 km2 (11.40 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,863
Density (2015)436 / km2 (1,128 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 56' North, 124° 27' East (11.9255, 124.4489)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.7 meters (28.4 feet)

Santo Niño is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 29.53 square kilometers or 11.40 square miles which constitutes 0.49% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,863. This represented 1.65% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.29% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 436 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,128 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santo Niño has 13 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)
Balatguti5.54%7136686.74%1.25%
Baras6.63%853965-11.61%-2.32%
Basud10.46%1,3461,381-2.53%-0.49%
Buenavista12.98%1,6701,737-3.86%-0.75%
Cabunga‑an8.94%1,1501,167-1.46%-0.28%
Corocawayan7.31%940987-4.76%-0.92%
Ilijan8.36%1,0751,106-2.80%-0.54%
Ilo10.81%1,3911,464-4.99%-0.97%
Lobelobe3.47%44637518.93%3.36%
Pinanangnan2.78%357397-10.08%-2.00%
Sevilla6.34%816968-15.70%-3.20%
Takut8.63%1,1101,135-2.20%-0.42%
Villahermosa7.74%9961,154-13.69%-2.76%
Santo Niño Total12,86313,504-4.75%-0.92%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santo Niño for the fiscal year of 2016 was 47,068,801.66.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009343,099.64
201028,389,546.858,174.43%
201130,787,356.828.45%
201229,795,384.77-3.22%
201333,504,780.7012.45%
2014557,718.56-98.34%
201542,804,409.577,574.91%
201647,068,801.669.96%

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 Santo Niño is 10 to 14, with 1,573 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 129 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1238
1 to 41,028
5 to 91,426
10 to 141,573
15 to 191,414
20 to 241,122
25 to 29835
30 to 34712
35 to 39722
40 to 44746
45 to 49681
50 to 54589
55 to 59563
60 to 64387
65 to 69296
70 to 74226
75 to 79176
80 and over129
Total12,863

Historical population

The population of Santo Niño grew from 8,304 in 1960 to 12,863 in 2015, an increase of 4,559 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.92%, or a decrease of 641 people, from the previous population of 13,504 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,304
9,0860.88%
11,1244.14%
11,1320.01%
11,7430.54%
12,7611.57%
12,545-0.37%
12,7770.25%
13,5042.03%
12,863-0.92%

Location

The municipal center of Santo Niño is situated at approximately 11° 56' North, 124° 27' East, in the island of Santo Niño. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.7 meters or 28.4 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 Santo Niño are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Tacloban, Ormoc, Masbate City, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Almagro, Maripipi, Santa Margarita, Kawayan, Pagsanghan, and Culaba. Its distance from the national capital is 477.74 kilometers (296.85 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 22.28 kilometers (13.84 miles) to the Northeast (N45°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 50.12 kilometers (31.15 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S71°E)
  • Tacloban, 97.05 kilometers (60.31 miles) to the Southeast (S39°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 103.35 kilometers (64.22 miles) to the South (S10°E)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 102.64 kilometers (63.78 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 107.69 kilometers (66.92 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)

Distance from Manila: 477.74 kilometers (296.85 miles) to the Northwest (N51°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,863, ranked 1,402 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 11.40 square kilometers, ranked 1,475 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 436 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 420 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.92%, ranked 304 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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