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Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

(TO-ah BAH-hah)

Toa Baja is known as La Ciudad Bajo Aguas (the under water city). Toa Baja was founded in 1745.

Toa Baja is located in the northern coast, north of Toa Alta and Bayamón; east of Dorado; and west of Cataño.

There are many well-known "toabajeños", among them: poet Virgilio D´vila.

Toa Baja is made up of 6 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Candelaria
  • Levittown
  • Media Luna
  • Palo Seco
  • Pueblo
  • Sabana Seca


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Festivals and Events

  • Festival Banda de Musica - August
  • Festival de Artesania - March
  • Festival Playero - July
  • Fiestas de Navidad - December
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Pedro Apostol - June
    Every year, Toa Baja celebrates a patron saint festival, San Pedro. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 720-2452


Toa Baja Flag

Anthem: Espléndido Toa Baja, jardín de mis amores...


There are 20 public schools in Toa Baja, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *


Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 23.24 sq mi

Density: 3,199.40 per sq mi

Median Age: 42.8

Sex: 55% female

Economics **

Per capita income
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $25,090
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 36.5%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density:
1,572.5 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.71

High school grad or higher: 81.4%

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: 18.4439° N, 66.2597° W

Zip Code: 00949, 00950, 00951, 00952

Driving Distance from San Juan: 25.2 miles

Driving Time: 43 minutes

Did You Know?

The U.S. changed its name to Porto Rico in 1898. It was changed again to Puerto Rico in 1931.