Gurabo, Puerto Rico

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Gurabo

(goo-RAH-bo)

Gurabo is known as "La Ciudad de las Escaleras" (city of the stairs). Gurabo was founded in 1815 by Luis del Carmen Echevarría.

The city is home the Universidad del Turabo (1972).

Gurabo is located in the central eastern region, north of San Lorenzo; south of Trujillo Alto; east of Caguas; and west of Carolina and Juncos; Its rivers are: Gurabo and Grande de Loíza.

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

  • Celada
  • Hato Nuevo
  • Jaguar
  • Jaguas
  • Mamey
  • Masas
  • Navarro
  • Pueblo
  • Rincón
  • Santa Rita

Things to See and Do In Gurabo

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What to Do and See?

Festivals and Events

  • Fiestas Patronales de San Jose - March
    Every year, Gurabo celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.

Symbols

Anthem: En un valle rodeado por montañas nace un...

Education

There are 12 public schools in Gurabo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Gurabo is also home of 2 colleges and universities.

Climate

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Demographics *

Population
40,622

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 27.89 sq mi

Density: 1,683.70 per sq mi

Median Age: 40.1

Sex: 53% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$18,880
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $35,367
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 29.8%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
14,675
Housing units density:
649.3 (2013)

Persons per household: 3.18

High school grad or higher: 81.9%

Marital status: 43% married

* U.S. Census Bureau 2020 data, unless otherwise noted - Source: Quick Facts Puerto Rico.
** U.S. Census Bureau 2016-2020

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2544° N, 65.9731° W

Zip Code: 778

Driving Distance from San Juan: 19.1 miles

Driving Time: 44 minutes




Did You Know?

Puerto Rico was under Spanish rule for almost 400 years.