La Paloma, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Paloma, Texas - Basic Facts

The La Paloma Census Designated Place had a population of 3,280 as of July 1, 2017. La Paloma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Paloma is located at latitude 26.052 and longitude -97.6553 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the La Paloma Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The La Paloma Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408507) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The La Paloma Census Designated Place is located within Brownsville Division of Cameron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Paloma 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 Paloma, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,280
Daytime Population: Workers 305
Daytime Population: Residents 2,262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,567
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 3,280
Population in Familes 3,163
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,523
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $32,136
Average Household Income $47,474
Per Capita Income $10,523


Total Housing Units 838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 628 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $80,109
Average Home Value $111,683


Total Households 715
Average Household Size 4.59
Family Households 663
Average Family Size 5
  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 1.7% 1.98%
Households 1.63% 1.94%
Families 1.77% 1.92%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

La Paloma, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Paloma 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 # 530 70th
Population Density # 432 75th
Diversity Index # 1313 25th
Median Household Income # 1509 14th
Per Capita Income # 1670 5th

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