Skip Navigation

Orocovis, Puerto Rico


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
  • Mata de Caña
  • Orocovis
  • Pellejas
  • Pueblo
  • Sabana
  • Saltos


  • La Llave De Oro Restaurant (Puerto Rican), (787) 867-3432

Festivals and Events

  • Feria de Artesania - September
  • Festival de la Juventud - October
  • Festival del Camaron - July
  • Festival de Teatro Infantil - April
  • Festival Nacional del Pastel Puertorriqueno - November
    (787) 867-5000
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Juan Bautista - June
    Every year, Orocovis celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 867-5000


Orocovis Flag

Anthem: Mi patria es una bella isla...


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


10 Day Forecast

Demographics *


Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 63.62 sq mi

Density: 323.9 per sq mi

Median Age: 40.6

Sex: 50% female

Economics **

Per capita income
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $15,805
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 57.9%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density:
145.5 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.96

High school grad or higher: 68.7%

Marital status: 36% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2269° N, 66.3911° W

Zip Code: 720

Driving Distance from San Juan: 49.3 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 38 minutes

Did You Know?

The term "china" originated from a brand of oranges that came to Puerto Rico in the 19th century, advertised as names "Naranjas de la China/Oranges from China" China in PR is the color orange and the fruit. naranja, which is used for oranges in most Spanish speaking countries, only refers to the bitter orange in Puerto Rico.