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Caimito
Barrio
Fireworks in Caimito on New Year's Eve 2014
Fireworks in Caimito on New Year's Eve 2014
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Location of Caimito shown in yellow.
Coordinates: 18°19′59″N 66°04′22″W / 18.333129°N 66.072676°W / 18.333129; -66.072676Coordinates: 18°19′59″N 66°04′22″W / 18.333129°N 66.072676°W / 18.333129; -66.072676
Commonwealth  Puerto Rico
Municipality San Juan
Area
 • Total 5.41 sq mi (14.0 km2)
 • Land 5.41 sq mi (14.0 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
322 ft (98 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 21,825
 • Density 4,034.2/sq mi (1,557.6/km2)
  2010 census
Time zone UTC−4 (AST)

Caimito is one of the 18 barrios of the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico located in the mountainous part of the municipality. With a land area of 5.41 square miles (14.0 km2), Caimito is the second largest barrio in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2010 it had 21,825 inhabitants and a population density of 4,034.2 per sq.mi. Located in the southern 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

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,706
1910 1,934 13.4%
1920 2,329 20.4%
1930 2,884 23.8%
1940 3,115 8.0%
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%
2010 21,825 4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1899 (shown as 1900) 1910-1930
1930-1950 1980-2000 2010

The population of Caimito in 2010 was 21,825. Caimito is further divided into the following sectors and neighborhoods: Camino Dr. Colorado, La Cuchilla, Camino Los Ramos, Morcelo, Camino Sánchez Guzmán, Camino Pablo Sánchez, Camino Los Sánchez, Camino Francisco Escribano and Camino El Piloto.

Notable people

  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva - Sociology professor at Duke University, president of the American Sociological Association.
  • Félix Trinidad - Former professional boxer. Although born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and raised in Cupey, "Tito" Trinidad is also often associated with Caimito, having been trained by Freddy Trinidad at the Gimnasio Municipal de Caimito.
  • Rubén Berrios - President of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, professor at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law.

The noted boxing family, the Solis family, hails from Caimito.

  • Enrique Solis- Boxer, fought for world title.
  • Julian Solís- Boxer, world champion.
  • Rafael Solis- Boxer, fought for world title.
  • Santos Solis- a professional boxer.

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