Atalaya, Aguada, Puerto Rico

Atalaya is a barrio in the municipality of Aguada, Puerto Rico. Its population in 2010 was 3,108.[3][4][5]

Atalaya
Barrio
Location of Atalaya within the municipality of Aguada shown in red
Location of Atalaya within the municipality of Aguada shown in red
Atalaya is located in Caribbean
Atalaya
Atalaya
Location of Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°19′49″N 67°11′11″W / 18.330286°N 67.186351°W / 18.330286; -67.186351Coordinates: 18°19′49″N 67°11′11″W / 18.330286°N 67.186351°W / 18.330286; -67.186351[1]
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Municipality Aguada
Area
 • Total2.36 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Land2.36 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation794 ft (242 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,108
 • Density1,316.9/sq mi (508.5/km2)
 Source: 2010 Census
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)

HistoryEdit

Puerto Rico was ceded by Spain in the aftermath of the Spanish–American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1898 and became an unincorporated territory of the United States. In 1899, the United States Department of War conducted a census of Puerto Rico finding that the combined population of Atalaya barrio and Jagüey barrio was 1,195.[6]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19501,449
19802,350
19902,4303.4%
20002,76713.9%
20103,10812.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1899 (shown as 1900)[8] 1910-1930[9]
1930-1950[10] 1980-2000[11] 2010[12]

SectorsEdit

Barrios (which are like minor civil divisions)[13] in turn are further subdivided into smaller local populated place areas/units called sectores (sectors in English). The types of sectores may vary, from normally sector to urbanización to reparto to barriada to residencial, among others.

The following sectors are in Atalaya barrio:[14]

Sector Juanito Abreu, Sector Los Concepción, Sector Los Cordero, Sector Los Rodríguez, Sector Matias, Sector Pedro Ruíz, and Tramo Carretera 411.

EarthquakesEdit

During the 2019-2020 Puerto Rico earthquakes the Lydia Meléndez School in Asomante barrio served as a refuge for residents from Atalaya, Cerro Gordo, and Las Marías (nearby barrios), who had to leave their damaged homes.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer". US Census. US Government.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Atalaya Barrio
  3. ^ Picó, Rafael; Buitrago de Santiago, Zayda; Berrios, Hector H. Nueva geografía de Puerto Rico: física, económica, y social, por Rafael Picó. Con la colaboración de Zayda Buitrago de Santiago y Héctor H. Berrios. San Juan Editorial Universitaria, Universidad de Puerto Rico,1969.
  4. ^ Gwillim Law (20 May 2015). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998. McFarland. p. 300. ISBN 978-1-4766-0447-3. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  5. ^ Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. 2010.
  6. ^ Joseph Prentiss Sanger; Henry Gannett; Walter Francis Willcox (1900). Informe sobre el censo de Puerto Rico, 1899, United States. War Dept. Porto Rico Census Office (in Spanish). Imprenta del gobierno. p. 160.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Report of the Census of Porto Rico 1899". War Department Office Director Census of Porto Rico. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Table 3-Population of Municipalities: 1930 1920 and 1910" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "Table 4-Area and Population of Municipalities Urban and Rural: 1930 to 1950" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 30, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "Table 2 Population and Housing Units: 1960 to 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 24, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  12. ^ Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Census Bureau. 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  13. ^ "US Census Barrio-Pueblo definition". factfinder.com. US Census. Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  14. ^ "DESGLOSE DE SECTORES Y CENTROS DE VOTACIÓN PRECINTO ELECTORAL - AGUADA 038" (PDF). Comisión Estatal de Elecciones Puerto Rico (in Spanish). 28 October 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  15. ^ "Estos son los daños e incidentes reportados en cada pueblo tras el poderoso terremoto de 6.4 [These are the damages and incidents reported in each town after the strong 6.4 earthquake]". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). 7 January 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2020.

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