Tercero, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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Barrio Tercero
Typical street in Barrio Tercero (showing Calle Isabel, looking west)
Typical street in Barrio Tercero (showing Calle Isabel, looking west)
Location of barrio Tercero within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Location of barrio Tercero within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Municipality Ponce
Area
 • Total0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total773
 • Density9,663/sq mi (3,731/km2)
 Source: 2000 Census

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

Location[edit]

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

Boundaries[edit]

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Barrio Tercero is bounded on the North by Isabel Street, on the South by Comercio/Francisco Parra Duperón Street, on the West by Plaza Degetau and Plaza Munoz Rivera Streets, and on the East by Rio Portugues.[2]

In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, Tercero is bounded in the North by Barrio Quinto, in the South by Cuarto, in the West by Segundo, and in the East by Machuelo Abajo and San Antón.

Features and demographics[edit]

Tercero has 0.1 square miles (260,000 m2) of land area and no water area. In 2000, the population of Tercero was 773. The population density in Tercero was 10,134 persons per square mile.[3]

Notable landmarks[edit]

Tercero is home to many city landmarks.[4] The Antonio Arias Ventura promenade, Ponce History Museum, Tricentennial Park, Teatro La Perla, and the Museum of Puerto Rican Music are all located in Barrio Tercero. Also, the NRHP-listed Banco de Ponce, Ponce High School, Banco Crédito y Ahorro Ponceño, and Salazar-Candal House are found in Barrio Tercero as well.

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 18°00′40″N 66°36′35″W / 18.0112051°N 66.6097100°W / 18.0112051; -66.6097100[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrios de Ponce. Archived 30 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine 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. ^ Plan de Area de los Centros Urbanos de Ponce: Map 106A.[permanent dead link] Office of Territorial Ordering. Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tercero Barrio