San Patricio (Ponce)

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Barrio San Patricio
Street scene at PR-503 South and PR-505 in Barrio San Patricio, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Street scene at PR-503 South and PR-505 in Barrio San Patricio, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Location of barrio San Patricio within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Location of barrio San Patricio within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Country Puerto Rico
MunicipalityPonce2.gif Ponce
Area
 • Total6.86 sq mi (17.8 km2)
 • Land6.86 sq mi (17.8 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population
(2000)
 • Total465
 • Density68/sq mi (26/km2)
 Source: 2000 Census

San Patricio is one of the 31 barrios of the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is one of the municipality's nine bordering barrios, along with Anón, Coto Laurel, Guaraguao, Quebrada Limón, Real, and Marueño, and the coastal barrios of Canas and Capitanejo. Its northern edge borders the municipalities of Utuado and Jayuya. It was founded in 1878.[1]

Location[edit]

San Patricio is a rural and mountainous barrio located in the northern section of the municipality, north of downtown Ponce, at latitude 18.133586 N, and longitude -66.636444 W.[2] The toponomy, or origin of the name, is related to the Catholic Church saint San Patricio.[3]

San Patrick after whom the barrio is named.

Boundaries[edit]

It is bounded on the North by PR-143 (Ruta Panorámica), on the South by PR-505 and Pasto II Road, on the West by PR-503 (roughly), Los Banch Road, PR-10 (roughly), and on the East by Tres Palos Road, Tres Palos Ramili Road, PR-139 (Ramal/No Name), and El Seto II Road.[4][5]

In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, San Patricio is bounded in the North by Barrio Consejo of the municipality of Utuado, and Barrios Pica and Jauca of the municipality of Jayuya, in the South by Tibes and Montes Llanos, in the West by Barrio Portugues of the municipality of Adjuntas and barrio Guaraguao, and in the East by barrios Anón and Maragüez.[6] Bordering three municipalities, San Patricio has the distinction of bordering more municipalities than any of the other barrios of Ponce.

Features and demographics[edit]

The community of La Gloria is located in the northern part of barrio San Patricio.[7] Roads servicing San Patricio include PR-10 in the southwestern section of its territory, PR-503 and PR-505 in the central section of the barrio, and PR-143 in the northern edge.[8]

San Patricio has 6.9 square miles (18 km2) of land area and no water area. In 2000, the population of San Patricio was 465 persons, and it had a density of 68 persons per square mile.[9] It is the least densely populated barrio of the municipality of Ponce. It is also the second least populated, after Montes Llanos. One of its communities is named La Mocha.[10]

The highest point in Barrio San Patricio stands at 2,804 feet and is located at the extreme northwestern tip of the barrio.[11]

Landmarks[edit]

Barrio San Patricio is the origin of Río San Patricio.[12]

Coordinates: 18°08′10″N 66°38′34″W / 18.1360372°N 66.6427020°W / 18.1360372; -66.6427020[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ubeda y Delgado, Manuel. (1878). Isla de Puerto Rico: Estudio histórico, geográfico y estadístico de la misma. Cited in, Municipio de Ponce: Memoria Suplementaria al Mapa de Límites del Municipio y sus Barrios," (1953). Ponce, Puerto Rico: Planning Board. p.7. Accessed 3 March 2017.
  2. ^ City Melt Retrieved, February 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Government of the Municipality of Ponce. Periodico "El Señorial". Special issue: Carnaval Ponceño 2013. February 2013. Page 17. Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  4. ^ 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 20, 2010.
  5. ^ Ponce Topographic Map. Map Styles: Map and Shaded. Trails.com. From: United States Geological Survey. Topo Map. Projection: NAD83/WGS84. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
  6. ^ Mapa de Localizacion Limite de Barrios de Ponce. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
  7. ^ Mapa de Localizacion Limite de Barrios de Ponce. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
  8. ^ 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 20, 2010.
  9. ^ City Melt Retrieved, February 20, 2010.
  10. ^ Inunda la solidaridad a plantel ponceño. Sandra Torres Guzmán. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  11. ^ Maptest. Archived 2010-02-18 at the Wayback Machine 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. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  12. ^ 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 20, 2010.
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: San Patricio Barrio