La Feria, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Feria, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of La Feria had a population of 7,003 as of July 1, 2017. La Feria ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Feria is located at latitude 26.1538 and longitude -97.825 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Feria (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 56 feet.

The City of La Feria (GNIS ID: 2411567) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of La Feria is located within Harlingen-San Benito Division of Cameron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Feria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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La Feria, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,003
Daytime Population: Workers 2,814
Daytime Population: Residents 4,879
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,693
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 7,003
Population in Familes 6,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,626
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $31,308
Average Household Income $45,955
Per Capita Income $15,273


Total Housing Units 2,882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,597 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 714 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 571 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $50,960
Average Home Value $83,026


Total Households 2,311
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 1,727
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% 0.12%
Households 0.07% 0.16%
Families -0.03% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

La Feria, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Feria to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 319 82nd
Population Density # 394 78th
Diversity Index # 1149 34th
Median Household Income # 1530 13th
Per Capita Income # 1456 17th

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