Comerio

(ko-me-REE-o)

Comerío is known as "La Perla de Plata" (the pearl of the Plata). Comerío was founded on June 12, 1826. Originally named "Sabana del Palmar", but later changed to Comerío, named after a local Indian chief Comerio.


Comerio (Photo: Manuel Santiago)

Comerío is located in the center-eastern region of island, north of Aibonito; south of Naranjito and Bayamón; east of Barranquitas; and west of Cidra and Aguas Buenas. Its rivers are: Rio Hondo Arroata and La Plata.

Comerio is made up of 17 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Cedrito
  • Doña Elena
  • Nananjo
  • Palomas
  • Piñas
  • Pueblo
  • Río Hondo
  • Vega Redonda

Things to See and Do In Comerio

Want to know what to see and do in Comerio? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

What to Do and See?

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

  • Carnaval de Primavera - April
  • Festival Jibaro - June
  • Fiestas Patronales Santo Cristo de la Salud - August
    Every year, Comerio celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
  • Fiestas de San Andrs Apostol - November

Symbols

Comerio Flag Comerio Coat of Arms

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Anthem: Con alma henchida de amor y ensueño...

Education

There are 15 public schools in Comerio, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Demographics *

20,778
Population
20,526 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 28.4 sq mi

Density: 731.6 per sq mi

Median Age: 35

Economics *

$7,235
Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $12,615
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 59.30 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

7,097
Number of households
Housing units density: 284.9

Persons per household: 3.31

High school grad or higher: 60.0%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2181° N, 66.2261° W

Zip Code: 00782

Driving Distance from San Juan: 31.8 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


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Did You Know?

In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt, the first US President to travel outside the United States, made a stop in Puerto Rico (thus, becoming the first president to visit the island) and that he stayed overnight in Ponce.