La Joya, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Joya, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of La Joya had a population of 4,728 as of July 1, 2017. La Joya ranks in 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 Joya is located at latitude 26.2566 and longitude -98.4713 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Joya (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 174 feet.

The City of La Joya (GNIS ID: 2411573) 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 Joya is located within Sullivan City Division of Hidalgo County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Joya: San Pedro de Buena Vista Ranch.

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


Total Population 4,728
Daytime Population: Workers 5,205
Daytime Population: Residents 3,225
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,430
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.78
Population in Households 4,728
Population in Familes 4,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,124
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $35,355
Average Household Income $46,987
Per Capita Income $13,366


Total Housing Units 1,523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 937 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $84,169
Average Home Value $103,838


Total Households 1,334
Average Household Size 3.54
Family Households 1,145
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 2.39% 1.89%
Households 2.33% 1.88%
Families 2.27% 1.87%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

La Joya, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Joya 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 # 424 76th
Population Density # 636 64th
Diversity Index # 1687 4th
Median Household Income # 1397 20th
Per Capita Income # 1543 12th

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