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Hatillo

(ah-TEE-yo)

Hatillo is known as "El Pueblo sin Sopa" (the town without soup). Hatillo was founded on June 30, 1823 by Agustín Ruiz Miranda.

Hatillo is located on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean; north Lares and Utuado; east of Camuy; and west of Arecibo.

Today, Hatillo is the mayor producer of milk in the island and produces the third part consumed in Puerto Rico.

There are many well-known "hatillanos", among them: Velda González.

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

  • Aibonito
  • Bayaney
  • Buena Vista
  • Campo Alegre
  • Capáez
  • Carrizales
  • Corcovado
  • Hatillo
  • Naranjito
  • Pueblo

Things to See and Do In Hatillo

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

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Festivals and Events

  • Festival de las Mascaras - December
    Colorful masks and costumes decorate Hatillo Festival of Masks. The festivities include dances, food, parades. (787) 898-3835
  • Festival del Guiro - December
    (787) 898-3840
  • Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Sra. del Carmen - July
    Every year, Hatillo celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 898-3840

Education

There are 15 public schools in Hatillo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Symbols

Hatillo Flag

Anthem: De un mar azul en el Atlántico...

Demographics *

Population
38,486

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 41.78 sq mi

Density: 947 per sq mi

Median Age: 43

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$11,675
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $18,998
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 45.2%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
17,816
Housing units density:
415.6 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.84

High school grad or higher: 74.5%

Marital status: 45% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.4864° N, 66.8256° W

Zip Code: 659

Driving Distance from San Juan: 61.5 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes


Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has a larger population in the western hemisphere than Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, and the same or more population than 30 of the 50 states of the US.