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Juncos, Puerto Rico

(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.

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

Restaurants

  • Don Julio Restaurant (Puerto Rican), (787) 713-1040
  • El Tenedor (International), (787) 734-6573
  • Taqueria Guanajuato (Mexican), (787) 734-1130

Festivals and Events

  • Fiestas Patronales Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria - December
    Every year, Juncos celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 734-0335 or (787) 734-0336
  • 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 *

Population
35,180

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 26.49 sq mi

Density: 1,452.30 per sq mi

Median Age: 39.2

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$10,936
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $20,350
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 43.5%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
13,025
Housing units density:
631.1 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.94

High school grad or higher: 74.5%

Marital status: 35% married

* U.S. Census Bureau 2020 data, unless otherwise noted - Source: Quick Facts Puerto Rico.
** U.S. Census Bureau 2016-2020

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2275° N, 65.9211° W

Zip Code: 777

Driving Distance from San Juan: 21.9 miles

Driving Time: 48 minutes




Did You Know?

On the United States, Puerto Ricans are the second largest Hispanic origin group (4 million) (Brown and Patten, 2014), following Mexicans (34 million in 2012) and ahead of Cubans (2 million) and Salvadorans (2 million).