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La Joya, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of La Joya had a population of 4,583 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 4,583
Population in Households 4,583
Population in Familes 4,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,090
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,297
Average Household Size 3.53
Family Households 1,112
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 904 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 393 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $78,597
Average Home Value $98,309


Median Household Income $31,701
Average Household Income $43,641
Per Capita Income $12,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.26% 2.14%
Households 2.24% 2.11%
Families 2.16% 2.1%
Median Household Income   -0.89%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 433 75th
Population Density1 # 659 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 1691 3rd
Median Household Income # 1488 15th
Per Capita Income # 1557 11th

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