Gurabo, Puerto Rico

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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.


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


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.


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Demographics *

47,196 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 27.89 sq mi

Density: 1626.7 per sq mi

Median Age: 35.6

Economics *

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

Median household income: $27,459
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 35.40 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 649.3

Persons per household: 3.22

High school grad or higher: 76.7%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2544° N, 65.9731° W

Zip Code: 00778

Driving Distance from San Juan: 19.1 miles

Driving Time: 44 minutes

Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has never been an independent country.