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

Things to See and Do In Orocovis

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What to Do and See?

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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

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 *

Population
21,434

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
$8,538
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
6,924
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




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