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Toa Alta, Puerto Rico

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

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

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 *


Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 27.02 sq mi

Density: 2,501 per sq mi

Median Age: 40.4

Sex: 53% female

Economics **

Per capita income
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $27,626
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 31.1%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density:
999.5 (2013)

Persons per household: 3.22

High school grad or higher: 82.6%

Marital status: 35% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3883° N, 66.2483° W

Zip Code: 00953, 00954

Driving Distance from San Juan: 24.5 miles

Driving Time: 42 minutes

Did You Know?

Enrique A. Laguerre was nominated for the Nobel Price for Literature in 1999. He is considered the most important Puerto Rican novelist.