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San Lorenzo

(sanh lo-REN-zo)

San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence) is known as El Pueblo de los Samaritanos (town of the Samaritans) and La Tierra de Leyendas (land of legends). San Lorenzo was founded in 1811 by Valeriano Muñoz de Oneca. Its original name was San Miguel de Hato Grande.

San Lorenzo is located in the eastern central region, north of Patillas and Yabucoa; south of Gurabo; east of Caguas and Cayey; and west of Juncos and Las Piedras.

The surrounding areas produces tobacco and sugar cane.

There are many well-known sanlorenceños, among them:

  • singer, Carmita Jimenez
  • Julia Vazquez Vda. de Fernandez La Samaritana
  • Andres Gomez Vazquez
  • Ana C. Buxo de Echevarria
  • Chayanne

San Lorenzo is made up of 11 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Cayaguás
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Espino
  • Florida
  • Hato
  • Jagual
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada
  • Quebrada Arenas
  • Quebrada Honda
  • Quemados

Things to See and Do In San Lorenzo

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

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de Bordado y Tejido - September
  • Festival de Chiringa - March
  • Fiestas de Cruz - May
  • Fiestas de la Candelaria - February
  • Fiestas Patronales Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes - September
    Every year, San Lorenzo celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 736-3511
  • Truya de Reyes - January

Symbols

San Lorenzo Flag San Lorenzo Coat of Arms

Anthem: Son tus campos de bellsimo verdor...

Education

There are 20 public schools in San Lorenzo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

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Demographics *

Population
37,693

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 53.11 sq mi

Density: 688.9 per sq mi

Median Age: 43

Sex: 51% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$11,387
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $19,385
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 43.8%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
13,676
Housing units density:
324.3 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.67

High school grad or higher: 72.7%

Marital status: 39% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.1900° N, 65.9686° W

Zip Code: 754

Driving Distance from San Juan: 25.6 miles

Driving Time: 57 minutes




Did You Know?

The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is the oldest buildings in San Juan, and is the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere; construction began in 1521.