Naranjito is known as "La Ciudad de los Colores" (the town of colors). Naranjito was founded on December 3, 1824 by Braulio Morales. Derives its name from the large quantity of orange trees ("naranjas") grown in the town.

Naranjito is located in the central region of the island, south of Toa Alta; north of Barranquitas and Comerío; east of Corozal; and west of Bayamón.

Lago La Plata (Photo: Mayra Figueroa)

Naranjito is made up of 8 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Achiote
  • Anones
  • Cedro Abajo
  • Cedro Arriba
  • Guadiana
  • Lomas
  • Nuevo
  • Pueblo

Things to See and Do In Naranjito

Want to know what to see and do in Naranjito? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de Arte y Cultura de San Antonio - June
  • Festival San Antonio - June
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Miguel Arcangel - September


Naranjito Flag

Anthem: Naranjito es mi hogar predilecto...


There are 14 public schools in Naranjito, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *

30,060 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 27.4 sq mi

Density: 1109.6 per sq mi

Median Age: 35.2

Economics *

Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $16,685
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 51.50 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 411.8

Persons per household: 3.35

High school grad or higher: 65.3%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3008° N, 66.2450° W

Zip Code: 00719

Driving Distance from San Juan: 26.9 miles

Driving Time: 55 minutes


Did You Know?

Puerto Rico was first enumerated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. War Department in 1899. Puerto Rico has been included as part of the decennial census since 1910. The Census Bureau conducted the first economic census in Puerto Rico in 1909.