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Santa Isabel

(SAHN-tah ee-sah-BEL)

Santa Isabel is known as La Ciudad de los Potros (colts city). Santa Isabel was founded on October 5, 1842 by Antonio Vélez.

Santa Isabel is located in the southern coast, south of Coamo; east of Juana Díaz; and west of Salinas.

The surrounding areas produces fruits.

There are many well-known santaisabelinos, among them: Cesar Miranda, and Carmelo Colon Rivera.

Santa Isabel is made up of 8 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Boca Velázquez
  • Descalabrado
  • Felicia Uno
  • Felicia Dos
  • Jauca I
  • Jauca II
  • Playa
  • Pueblo

Things to See and Do In Santa Isabel

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

What to Do and See?

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

  • Carnaval del Cemi - October
  • Carnaval del Juey - June
  • Festival del Mango - May
  • Festival del Pavo - November
  • Fiestas Patronales de Santiago Apostol - July
    Every year, Santa Isabel celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.

Symbols

Santa Isabel Flag Santa Isabel Coat of Arms

Education

There are 11 public schools in Santa Isabel, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Anthem: En un pedazo del sur ests presente...

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

Population
20,281

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 34.02 sq mi

Density: 630.7 per sq mi

Median Age: 39.5

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$11,413
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $20,000
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 48.4%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
7,368
Housing units density:
281.5 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.91

High school grad or higher: 82.8%

Marital status: 34% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 17.9661° N, 66.4050° W

Zip Code: 757

Driving Distance from San Juan: 63.1 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes


Did You Know?

Puerto Rico population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population. (2020)