Magueyes Urbano

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Barrio Magueyes Urbano
Location of barrio Magueyes Urbano within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Location of barrio Magueyes Urbano within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
MunicipalityPonce
Area
 • Total1.24 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land1.24 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total1,332
 • Density1,074/sq mi (415/km2)
 Source: 2000 Census

Magueyes Urbano is one of the 31 barrios in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Along with Canas Urbano, Machuelo Abajo, Portugués Urbano, and San Antón, Magueyes Urbano is one of the municipality's five originally rural barrios that are now also part of the urban zone of the city of Ponce. The name of this barrio is of native Indian origin.[1] It was created in 1953.[2]

Location[edit]

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

Boundaries[edit]

It is bounded on the North by J. J. Cartagena Street (Las Delicias community), Ruth Fernandez Boulevard, and Camino de Ponce (Golf Club) Road, on the South by PR-123, Ausencia Street, and La Gloria Street, on the West by the hills west of PR-123, and on the East by Novedades Street, the hills east of Ponce Cement and the future western branch of PR-9.[3][4]

The former Ponce Cement plant in Magueyes Urbano (the plant is now owned by CEMEX)

In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, Magueyes Urbano is bounded in the North by Magueyes, in the South by Canas Urbano, in the West by Canas, and in the East by Portugués Urbano[5][6] The community of Las Delicias is found here[7]

The Cementerio Catolico San Vicente de Paul, a historic landmark, in Barrio Magueyes Urbano.

Features and demographics[edit]

Magueyes Urbano has 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of land area and no water area. In 2000, the population of Magueyes Urbano was 1,332 persons, and it had a density of 1,070 persons per square mile.[8][9]

Major roads in Magueyes Urbano are PR-123 and PR-9.

Notable landmarks[edit]

Barrio Magueyes Urbano is home to Ponce Cement, Inc. and the NRHP-listed Cementerio Catolico San Vicente de Paul.

Coordinates: 18°01′34″N 66°38′17″W / 18.0262226°N 66.6379260°W / 18.0262226; -66.6379260[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunny A. Cabrera Salcedo. Hacia un Estudio Integral de la Toponimia del Municipio de Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ph. D. dissertation. May 1999. University of Massachusetts Amherst. Graduate School. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Page 54.
  2. ^ Barrios de Ponce. Antepasados Esclavos.(From: Pedro Tomás de Córdoba. Memorias geográficas, históricas, económicas y estadísticas de la Isla de Puerto Rico.) Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. ^ Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Archived 2010-08-12 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Topographic Map od Ponce. Map Styles: Map and Shaded. Trails.com. From: USGS. Topo Map. Projection: NAD83/WGS84. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  5. ^ Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Office of Territorial Planning. (Municipio Autonomo de Ponce. Oficina de Ordenacion Territorial.)
  6. ^ Arecibo Web. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Barrios. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  7. ^ Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Office of Territorial Planning. (Municipio Autonomo de Ponce. Oficina de Ordenacion Territorial.)
  8. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. Ponce and Its Barrios. (Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico -- County Subdivision and Place. GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000. Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data) Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  9. ^ City Melt Retrieved, February 24, 2010.
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Magueyes Urbano Barrio