Toa Baja

(TO-ah BAH-hah)

Toa Baja is known as La Ciudad Bajo Aguas (the under water city). Toa Baja was founded in 1745.

Toa Baja is located in the northern coast, north of Toa Alta and Bayamón; east of Dorado; and west of Cataño.

There are many well-known "toabajeños", among them: poet Virgilio D´vila.

Toa Baja is made up of 6 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Candelaria
  • Levittown
  • Media Luna
  • Palo Seco
  • Pueblo
  • Sabana Seca

Things to See and Do In Toa Baja

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

What to Do and See?

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de Artesania - March
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Pedro Apostol - June
    Every year, Toa Baja celebrates a patron saint festival, San Pedro. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
  • Festival Playero - July
  • Festival Banda de Musica - August
  • Fiestas de Navidad - December

Symbols

Toa Baja Flag

Anthem: Espléndido Toa Baja, jardín de mis amores...

Education

There are 20 public schools in Toa Baja, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

89,609
Population
85,971 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 23 .24 sq mi

Density: 3855.8 per sq mi

Median Age: 35.6

Economics *

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

Median household income: $23,934
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 38.10 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

32,617
Number of households
Housing units density: 1572.5

Persons per household: 3.30

High school grad or higher: 76.2%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.4439° N, 66.2597° W

Zip Code: 00949, 00950, 00951, 00952

Driving Distance from San Juan: 25.2 miles

Driving Time: 43 minutes


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