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Las Piedras

(lahs pee-AI-drahs)

Las Piedras known as "La Ciudad de los Artesanos" (artesian city). Las Piedras was founded in 1773.

Las Piedras is located in the center region of the island, north of Yabucoa; south of Canóvanas and Río Grande; east of Juncos and San Lorenzo; and west of Naguabo and Humacao.


View of Las Piedras from San Lorenzo (Photo: Charlie Zayas)

Las Piedras is made up of 8 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Arenas
  • Boquerón
  • Ceiba
  • Collores
  • Montones
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada
  • Tejas

Things to See and Do In Las Piedras

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

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Festivals and Events

  • Festival del Guiro - March
  • Festival del Lechon Asao - November
  • Festival Tipico Cultural - April
  • Festival Tipico - September
  • Fiestas de Cruz - May
  • Fiestas de la Juventud - July
  • Fiestas Patronales Nuestra Senora de Asuncion - December
    Every year, Las Piedras celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 733-8182

Symbols

Anthem: Somos de la Ribera...

Education

There are 14 public schools in Las Piedras, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

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Demographics *

Population
35,180

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 33.88 sq mi

Density: 1,099 per sq mi

Median Age: 41.1

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$12,093
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $22,848
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 37.8%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
12,143
Housing units density:
479.6 (2013)

Persons per household: 3.06

High school grad or higher: 78.8%

Marital status: 41% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.1831° N, 65.8664° W

Zip Code: 771

Driving Distance from San Juan: 28.1 miles

Driving Time: 59 minutes


Did You Know?

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