Pueblo, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Barrio of Pueblo
Cathedral in Río Piedras main square
Cathedral in Río Piedras main square
Location of Pueblo shown in yellow.
Location of Pueblo shown in yellow.
Country  United States
Territory  Puerto Rico
Municipality San Juan
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Land 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,391
 • Density 12,986.1/sq mi (5,013.96/km2)
  2000 census

Río Piedras Pueblo, (officially just "Pueblo"), is one of eighteen barrios in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rio Piedras Pueblo is what used to be the urban center barrio of the former municipality of Río Piedras until 1951, when the municipality of Rio Piedras was absorbed by the municipality of San Juan.

It has a population of 9,391 residing in land area of 0.72 sq. mi. (1.86 km²), resulting in a population density of 12,986.1 residents per square mile (5,013.96 km²). As many other urban centers in Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Pueblo has suffered population decreases throughout the last decades. Considering this fact, the municipal government has proposed (and failed) an urban development plan called “Rio Piedras 2012” which purposes is to redevelop an important portion of the urban center mainly around the “Plaza de la Convalecencia" located in the sub-barrio of Rio Piedras Antiguo (Old Rio Piedras).

Rio Piedras Pueblo is bounded to the West by Hato Rey Sur and El Cinco, with Universidad barrio to the North, and with Sabana Llana Sur barrio to the South and East.


Rio Piedras Pueblo is subdivided into 6 "sub-barrios" (sectors):

Coordinates: 18°23′38″N 66°02′52″W / 18.39389°N 66.04778°W / 18.39389; -66.04778