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Trujillo Alto

(troo-HEE-yo AHL-to)

Trujillo Alto is known as El Pueblo de los Arrecostaos (laid back town). Trujillo Alto was founded on January 8, 1801 by Alonso de Trujillo.

Located in the Northern Coastal Plain and in the karst zonem, north of Caguas and Gurabo; southeast of San Juan, and west of Carolina.

Trujillo Alto is made up of 7 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Carraízo
  • Cuevas, Dos Bocas
  • La Gloria
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Grande
  • Quebrada Negrito

Things to See and Do In Trujillo Alto

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

What to Do and See?

Festivals and Events

  • Feria de Paso Fino - November
  • Festival del Macabeo - December
  • Fiestas Patronales de Santa Cruz - September
    Every year, Trujillo Alto celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 755-6565


Trujilloa Alto Flag Trujillo Alto Coat of Arms

Anthem: Duerme mi lindo Trujillo...


There are 17 public schools in Trujillo Alto, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Trujillo Alto is also home of 1 university.


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Demographics *

72,581 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 20 .76 sq mi

Density: 3605.1 per sq mi

Median Age: 36.2

Economics *

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

Median household income: $31,261
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 29.80 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 1459.3

Persons per household: 3.19

High school grad or higher: 80.0%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3628° N, 66.0175° W

Zip Code: 00976, 00977, 00978

Driving Distance from San Juan: 8.9 miles

Driving Time: 20 minutes

Did You Know?

The term "china" originated from a brand of oranges that came to Puerto Rico in the 19th century, advertised as names "Naranjas de la China/Oranges from China" China in PR is the color orange and the fruit. naranja, which is used for oranges in most Spanish speaking countries, only refers to the bitter orange in Puerto Rico.