Orocovis

(o-ro-KO-vis)

Orocovis is known as "El Pueblo Corazón" (heart town). Orocovis was founded in 1825 by Juan Rivera de Santiago. Derives its name from a local Indian Chief Orocovix (Orocobix).

Orocovis is located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Villalba and Coamo; south of Morovis and Corozal; southeast of Ciales; east of Jayuya; and west of Barranquitas.

Orocovis is made up of 16 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Ala de Piedra
  • Barros
  • Bauta Abajo
  • Bauta Arriba
  • Bermejales
  • Botijas
  • Cacaos
  • Collores
  • Damián Arriba
  • Gato
  • Mata de Caña
  • Orocovis
  • Pellejas
  • Pueblo
  • Sabana
  • Saltos

Things to See and Do In Orocovis

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

What to Do and See?

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Festivals and Events

  • Festival de Teatro Infantil - April
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Juan Bautista - June
    Every year, Orocovis celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
  • Festival del Camaron - July
  • Feria de Artesana - September
  • Festival de la Juventud - October
  • Festival Nacional del Pastel Puertorriqueno - November

Symbols

Orocovis Flag

Anthem: Mi patria es una bella isla...

Education

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

Climate

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Demographics *

23,423
Population
22,805 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 63.62 sq mi

Density: 368.2 per sq mi

Median Age: 34.6

Economics *

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

Median household income: $14,743
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 241.00 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

7,812
Number of households
Housing units density: 145.5

Persons per household: 3.35

High school grad or higher: 60.4%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2269° N, 66.3911° W

Zip Code: 00720

Driving Distance from San Juan: 49.3 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 38 minutes


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