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With a population density of 20,320.7 per square mile (7,845.87/km2), Hato Rey Central is the most densely populated barrio in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It has a land area of 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2) and a 2000 Census population of 20,867.

Hato Rey Central
Barrio of the Municipality of San Juan
Location of Hato Rey Central shown in yellow.
Location of Hato Rey Central shown in yellow.
Country  United States
Territory  Puerto Rico
Municipality San Juan
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 20,867
 • Density 20,320.7/sq mi (7,845.87/km2)
  2000 census

Hato Rey Central was part of the former municipality of Rio Piedras, before it was merged with San Juan in 1951.

It is bounded by Hato Rey Norte to the west, by barrio Universidad to the south, by Oriente to the east, and by Santurce to the north. The Caño Martín Peña separates Hato Rey Central from Santurce.

The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is located in Hato Rey Central.


The barrio of Hato Rey Central is further subdivided into four “sub-barrios”, from North to South:

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