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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

(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


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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.


Santa Isabel Flag Santa Isabel Coat of Arms


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...


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Demographics *


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
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
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 has more golf courses than any other Caribbean island.