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Toa Alta

(TO-ah AHL-tah)

Toa Alta is known as La Cuna de Poetas (birthplace of poets). Toa Alta was founded in 1751.

Toa Alta is located in the nothern coast of the island, north of Naranjito; south of Dorado and Toa Baja; east of Vega Alta and Corozal; and west of Bayamón.

There are many well-known toalteños, among them: former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres.

Toa Alta (Photo: Manuel Santiago)

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

  • Contorno
  • Galateo
  • Mucarabones
  • Ortiz
  • Piñas
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Arenas
  • Quebrada Cruz
  • Río Lajas

Things to See and Do In Toa Alta

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

What to Do and See?

Festivals and Events

  • Fiestas Patronales de San Fernando - May
    Every year, Toa Alta celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 870-2100


Toa Alta Flag

Anthem: Cuna de historia y de grandes poetas


There are 19 public schools in Toa Alta, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *

75,292 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 27.02 sq mi

Density: 2741.2 per sq mi

Median Age: 34.2

Economics *

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

Median household income: $28,255
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 35.20 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 999.5

Persons per household: 3.32

High school grad or higher: 76.1%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3883° N, 66.2483° W

Zip Code: 00953, 00954

Driving Distance from San Juan: 24.5 miles

Driving Time: 42 minutes

Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has been a colony for over 500 years.