Toa Alta

(TO-ah AHL-tah)

Toa Alta is known as La Cuna de Poetas (birthplace of poets). Toa Alta was founded in 1751.

Toa Alta is located in the nothern coast of the island, north of Naranjito; south of Dorado and Toa Baja; east of Vega Alta and Corozal; and west of Bayamón.

There are many well-known toalteños, among them: former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres.


Toa Alta (Photo: Manuel Santiago)

Toa Alta is made up of 10 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Contorno
  • Galateo
  • Mucarabones
  • Ortiz
  • Piñas
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Arenas
  • Quebrada Cruz
  • Río Lajas

Things to See and Do In Toa Alta

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

What to Do and See?

Festivals and Events

  • Fiestas Patronales de San Fernando - May
    Every year, Toa Alta celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.

Symbols

Toa Alta Flag

Anthem: Cuna de historia y de grandes poetas

Education

There are 19 public schools in Toa Alta, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

74,066
Population
75,292 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 27.02 sq mi

Density: 2741.2 per sq mi

Median Age: 34.2

Economics *

$7,235
Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $28,255
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 35.20 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

24,515
Number of households
Housing units density: 999.5

Persons per household: 3.32

High school grad or higher: 76.1%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3883° N, 66.2483° W

Zip Code: 00953, 00954

Driving Distance from San Juan: 24.5 miles

Driving Time: 42 minutes


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Did You Know?

Puerto Rico does not utilize Daylight Saving Time.