Sexto (Ponce)

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Barrio Sexto
Location of barrio Sexto within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Location of barrio Sexto within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Country  United States
Territory  Puerto Rico
Municipality Ponce2.gif Ponce
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,745
 • Density 18,250/sq mi (7,050/km2)
  Source: 2000 Census

Sexto (Barrio Sexto) is one of the 31 barrios of the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Along with Primero, Segundo, Tercero, Cuarto, and Quinto, Sexto is one the municipality's six core urban barrios. Barrio Sexto used to be called Barrio Cantera.[1]


Sexto is an urban barrio located in the southern section of the municipality, within the Ponce city limits, and north of the traditional center of the city, Plaza Las Delicias.


Barrio Sexto is bounded on the North by Cayey Street, on the South by Guadalupe Street, on the West by Atocha Street, and on the East by Rio Portugues.[2]

In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, Sexto is bounded in the North by Portugués Urbano and Machuelo Abajo, in the South by Quinto, in the West by Segundo and Portugués Urbano, and in the East by Machuelo Abajo.

The Old Spanish Military Hospital in Barrio Sexto.

Features and demographics[edit]

Sexto has 0.1 square miles (260,000 m2) of land area and no water area. In 2000, the population of Sexto was 4,745. The population density in Sexto was 18,222 persons per square mile.[3]

The communities of La Cantera, Hoyo de Pepe, El Yeso, and Pueblito Nuevo are found here.

Notable landmarks[edit]

Barrio Sexto is home to the NRHP-listed old Spanish Military Hospital.

Notable people from Sexto[edit]

Coordinates: 18°01′16″N 66°36′42″W / 18.0212402°N 66.6117170°W / 18.0212402; -66.6117170[4]