Juncos

(HOON-kos)

Juncos is known as "Los Mulos del Valenciano". Juncos was founded on August 3, 1792.

Juncos is located in the eastern central region of the island, south of Canóvanas and Carolina; southeast of Gurabo; east of San Lorenzo; and west of Las Piedras. Its rivers are: Gurabo and Valenciano.


Juncos (Photo: David Galan)

The surrounding area produces sugar cane, coffee, fruits, and tobacco.

There are many well-known "junqueños", among them: Clemente Pereda.

Juncos is made up of 10 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Caimito
  • Ceiba Norte
  • Ceiba Sur
  • Gurabo Abajo
  • Gurabo Arriba
  • Lirios
  • Mamey
  • Pueblo
  • Valenciano Abajo
  • Valenciano Arriba

Things to See and Do In Juncos

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

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

  • Maraton Modesdo Carrion - November
    (787) 734-0335 or (787) 734-0336

Symbols

Junco's Flag

Anthem: Juncos Mi Bello Pars

Education

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

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

40,290
Population
40,489 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 26.49 sq mi

Density: 1521.0 per sq mi

Median Age: 34.4

Economics *

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

Median household income: $18,497
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 46.30 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

14,382
Number of households
Housing units density: 631.1

Persons per household: 3.19

High school grad or higher: 72.4%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2275° N, 65.9211° W

Zip Code: 00777

Driving Distance from San Juan: 21.9 miles

Driving Time: 48 minutes


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Did You Know?

The zip code 00601 is the lowest assigned to any geographic place in the United States or its territories and belongs to Adjuntas, Puerto Rico.