Caimito, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Barrio of Caimito
Location of Caimito shown in yellow.
Location of Caimito shown in yellow.
Country  United States
Territory  Puerto Rico
Municipality  San Juan
Area
 • Total 5.43 sq mi (14.06 km2)
 • Land 5.43 sq mi (14.06 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 20,832
 • Density 3,835.3/sq mi (1,480.82/km2)
  2000 census
Main article: San Juan, Puerto Rico

With a land area of 5.43 square miles (14.06), Caimito is the second largest barrio in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the year 2000 it had 20,832 inhabitants and a population density of 3,835.3/sq mi (1,480.82/km2). Located in the south part of San Juan, Caimito is bordered by barrios Tortugo and Quebrada Arenas to the west, by Monacillo to the north, by Cupey to the east and by the municipality of Caguas to the south.

History[edit]

Caimito comprises the former barrios of Caimito Alto and Caimito Bajo, which were last documented in the 1899 census. It was part of Rio Piedras until 1951 when it was merged as a barrio of the municipality of San Juan.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1899 1,706 —    
1910 1,934 +13.4%
1920 2,329 +20.4%
1930 2,884 +23.8%
1935 3,473 +20.4%
1940 3,115 −10.3%
1950 4,588 +47.3%
1960 6,987 +52.3%
1970 13,268 +89.9%
1980 15,939 +20.1%
1990 19,413 +21.8%
2000 20,832 +7.3%

Coordinates: 18°20′14″N 66°04′18″W / 18.33722°N 66.07167°W / 18.33722; -66.07167