Segundo (Ponce)

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Barrio Segundo
A street in Barrio Segundo at dusk, in the Ponce Historic Zone
A street in Barrio Segundo at dusk, in the Ponce Historic Zone
Location of barrio Segundo within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Location of barrio Segundo within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Country Puerto Rico
MunicipalityPonce2.gif Ponce
Area
 • Total0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population
(2000)
 • Total11,321
 • Density17,417/sq mi (6,725/km2)
 Source: 2000 Census

Segundo (Barrio Segundo) is one of the 31 barrios of the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Along with Primero, Tercero, Cuarto, Quinto, and Sexto, Segundo is one the municipality's six core urban barrios. It was organized in 1878.[1]

Location[edit]

Segundo 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]

Barrio Segundo is bounded on the North by Cinco Street, Pico Dulce Street, and Paseo de la Cruceta, on the South by Villa Street, on the West by Global Street, and on the East by Atocha, Plaza Munoz Rivera, and Plaza Degetau Streets.[2]

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

The communities of Clausells, Ferran, and Tamarindo are located in Segundo.

25 de Enero Street, built for the families of Ponce firefighters in the nineteenth century, is located in Barrio Segundo

Features and demographics[edit]

Segundo has 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of land area and no water area. In 2000, the population of Segundo was 11,321. In 2010, the population density in Segundo was 17,546 persons per square mile.[3]

Notable landmarks[edit]

Segundo is home to a large number of Ponce's landmarks and historic sites. Plaza Las Delicias, 25 de Enero Street, and Paseo Atocha, are located there.

The NRHP-listed Parque de Bombas, Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe Cathedral, Armstrong-Poventud Residence, Casa Wiechers-Villaronga (Architecture Museum), Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro, Albergue Caritativo Tricoche, Casa Miguel C. Godreau, and Subira House are all located in Barrio Segundo.

Coordinates: 18°00′56″N 66°37′17″W / 18.0156782°N 66.6212710°W / 18.0156782; -66.6212710[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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 12 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved February 17, 2010.
  3. ^ City Melt Retrieved, February 17, 2010.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Segundo Barrio