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Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

(VAI-gah AHL-tah)

Vega Alta is known as "El Pueblo de los Ñangotaos" (town of squaters). Vega Alta was founded in 1775 by Francisco de los Olivos.

Vega Alta is located in the northern coast of the island, north of Morovis and Corozal; east of Vega Baja; and west of Dorado.

Vega Alta is made up of 8 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Bajura
  • Candelaria
  • Cienagueta
  • Espinosa
  • Maricao
  • Mavilla
  • Pueblo
  • Sabana

Restaurants

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Accommodations

  • Seagull at the Sea Villa Rental (Rental), (787) 796-0099

Festivals and Events

  • Fiestas Patronales de La Inmaculada Concepcion de María - December
    Every year, Vega Alta celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
  • Kite Festival - July

Symbols

Vega Alta Flag

Anthem: En la costa norte de mi islita...

Education

There are 10 public schools in Vega+Alta, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

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Demographics *

Population
35,395

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 27.73 sq mi

Density: 1,318.50 per sq mi

Median Age: 40.2

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$13,439
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $20,809
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 45.3%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
12,124
Housing units density:
613.1 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.98

High school grad or higher: 74%

Marital status: 45% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.4122° N, 66.3314° W

Zip Code: 692

Driving Distance from San Juan: 27.9 miles

Driving Time: 46 minutes




Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States since 1898.