Santa Cruz, Zambales

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Santa Cruz
Municipality of Santa Cruz
Sta. Cruz proper
Sta. Cruz proper
Official seal of Santa Cruz
Map of Zambales with Santa Cruz highlighted
Map of Zambales with Santa Cruz highlighted
Santa Cruz is located in Philippines
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°46′N 119°55′E / 15.77°N 119.92°E / 15.77; 119.92Coordinates: 15°46′N 119°55′E / 15.77°N 119.92°E / 15.77; 119.92
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
District2nd district of Zambales
Barangays25 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorLuisito E. Marty
 • Electorate36,063 voters (2016)
 • Total438.46 km2 (169.29 sq mi)
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total58,151
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)47
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)206,239,057.94 (2016)
Native languagesSambal

Santa Cruz, officially the Municipality of Santa Cruz, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 58,151 people.[3]


Santa Cruz is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.[2]

  • Babuyan
  • Bangcol
  • Bayto
  • Biay
  • Bolitoc
  • Bulawon
  • Canaynayan
  • Gama
  • Guinabon
  • Guisguis
  • Lipay
  • Lomboy
  • Lucapon North
  • Lucapon South
  • Malabago
  • Naulo
  • Pagatpat
  • Pamonoran
  • Poblacion North
  • Poblacion South
  • Sabang
  • San Fernando
  • Tabalong
  • Tubotubo North
  • Tubotubo South


Population census of Santa Cruz
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,952—    
1918 8,458+2.37%
1939 11,194+1.34%
1948 14,613+3.01%
1960 20,809+2.99%
1970 28,282+3.11%
1975 32,307+2.70%
1980 35,665+2.00%
1990 41,273+1.47%
1995 43,623+1.04%
2000 49,269+2.64%
2007 52,202+0.80%
2010 53,867+1.15%
2015 58,151+1.47%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]
Santa Cruz Town Hall

In the 2015 census, the population of Santa Cruz, Zambales, was 58,151 people,[3] with a density of 130 inhabitants per square kilometre or 340 inhabitants per square mile.


The town has both public and private schools, including those run by religious organizations, foundations and individuals. The Ramon Magsaysay Technological University (RMTU) - Sta. Cruz Campus is part of the RMTU SYstem operating in the whole Zambales Province, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Educational Teaching and other courses. Columban College - Sta. Cruz campus is part of the Columban College System controlled by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Iba, headed by the Bishop of Diocese of Iba. Santa Cruz Academy is a parochial secondary school operated and controlled by St. Michael the Archangel Parish of Sta. Cruz. The Sta. Cruz High School is operated by the local government and there are Lipay High School, Sta. Cruz South High School, Don Marcelo Marty High School, San Fernando High School, Acoje High School and Guisguis National High School. St. Michael School is a private school that caters Preparatory, Elementary, and High School Education. Children of Zion Montessori School inc. is a private school that caters preparatory up to elementary.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Zambales". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Zambales". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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