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Río Grande, Morovis, Puerto Rico

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Río Grande
Barrio
Río Grande de Manatí in Sector La Playita
Río Grande de Manatí in Sector La Playita
Location of Río Grande within the municipality of Morovis shown in red
Location of Río Grande within the municipality of Morovis shown in red
Río Grande is located in Caribbean
Río Grande
Río Grande
Location of Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°17′45″N 66°24′38″W / 18.295893°N 66.410493°W / 18.295893; -66.410493[1]
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Municipality Morovis
Area
 • Total2.95 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 • Land2.95 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation456 ft (139 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total594
 • Density201.4/sq mi (77.8/km2)
 Source: 2010 Census
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Zip code
00687

Río Grande is a barrio in the municipality of Morovis, Puerto Rico. Its population in 2010 was 594.[3][4][5]

History

Puerto Rico was ceded by Spain in the aftermath of the Spanish–American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1898 and became an unincorporated territory of the United States. In 1899, the United States conducted its first census of Puerto Rico finding that the population of Río Grande barrio was 841.[6]

La Playita Restaurant in Río Grande barrio in Morovis
La Playita Restaurant in Río Grande barrio in Morovis

Río Grande was flooded when Hurricane Maria struck on September 20, 2017. The Río Grande River destroyed many homes and came up as high as 2 feet under La Playita restaurant, which is a restaurant up on stilts. The people in the community were left isolated and without power.[7]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980592
1990535−9.6%
200064520.6%
2010594−7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1899 (shown as 1900)[9] 1910-1930[10]
1930-1950[11] 1980-2000[12] 2010[13]

Sectors

Barrios (which are roughly comparable to minor civil divisions)[14] in turn are further subdivided into smaller local populated place areas/units called sectores (sectors in English). The types of sectores may vary, from normally sector to urbanización to reparto to barriada to residencial, among others.[15][16][17]

The following sectors are in Río Grande barrio:[18]

Sector Delgado, Sector El Cerro, Sector Fontán, Sector La Playita, Sector Los Quendo, and Tramo Carretera 155.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer 2019". US Census. US Government.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Río Grande barrio
  3. ^ Picó, Rafael; Buitrago de Santiago, Zayda; Berrios, Hector H. Nueva geografía de Puerto Rico: física, económica, y social, por Rafael Picó. Con la colaboración de Zayda Buitrago de Santiago y Héctor H. Berrios. San Juan Editorial Universitaria, Universidad de Puerto Rico,1969.
  4. ^ Gwillim Law (20 May 2015). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998. McFarland. p. 300. ISBN 978-1-4766-0447-3. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  5. ^ Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. 2010.
  6. ^ Joseph Prentiss Sanger; Henry Gannett; Walter Francis Willcox (1900). Informe sobre el censo de Puerto Rico, 1899, United States. War Dept. Porto Rico Census Office (in Spanish). Imprenta del gobierno. p. 161.
  7. ^ Ortega Marrero, Melisa (23 September 2017). "Morovis: "Esto es como una pesadilla"" [Morovis:"This is like a nightmare"]. Primera Hora (in Spanish).
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Report of the Census of Porto Rico 1899". War Department Office Director Census of Porto Rico. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "Table 3-Population of Municipalities: 1930 1920 and 1910" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "Table 4-Area and Population of Municipalities Urban and Rural: 1930 to 1950" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 30, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  12. ^ "Table 2 Population and Housing Units: 1960 to 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 24, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  13. ^ Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Census Bureau. 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  14. ^ "US Census Barrio-Pueblo definition". factfinder.com. US Census. Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Agencia: Oficina del Coordinador General para el Financiamiento Socioeconómico y la Autogestión (Proposed 2016 Budget)". Puerto Rico Budgets (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  16. ^ Rivera Quintero, Marcia (2014), El vuelo de la esperanza: Proyecto de las Comunidades Especiales Puerto Rico, 1997-2004 (first ed.), San Juan, Puerto Rico Fundación Sila M. Calderón, ISBN 978-0-9820806-1-0
  17. ^ "Leyes del 2001". Lex Juris Puerto Rico (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  18. ^ "PRECINTO ELECTORAL MOROVIS 020" (PDF). Comisión Estatal de Elecciones (in Spanish). PR Government. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2020.


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