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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


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


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

Demographics *

41,923 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 41.78 sq mi

Density: 1004.1 per sq mi

Median Age: 37.1

Economics *

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

Median household income: $19,199
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 46.10 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 415.6

Persons per household: 3.14

High school grad or higher: 65.1%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.4864° N, 66.8256° W

Zip Code: 00659

Driving Distance from San Juan: 61.5 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes

Did You Know?

The world's largest filled-aperture telescope (i.e., a full dish) is the Arecibo radio telescope located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, whose 305-meter dish is fixed in the ground.