La Puerta, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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La Puerta, Texas - Basic Facts

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The La Puerta Census Designated Place had a population of 687 as of July 1, 2016. La Puerta 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 Puerta is located at latitude 26.3468 and longitude -98.7505 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the La Puerta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Starr County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 161 feet.

The La Puerta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408514) 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 Puerta Census Designated Place is located within Rio Grande City Division of Starr County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Puerta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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La Puerta Census Designated Place, TX Boundary Map



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La Puerta, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 687
Population in Households 687
Population in Familes 660
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,165
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 179
Average Household Size 3.84
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $54,918
Average Home Value $61,213
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $23,272
Average Household Income $39,874
Per Capita Income $10,353
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.34% 1.44%
Households 1.51% 1.52%
Families 1.06% 1.48%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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 Puerta, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Puerta 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 # 1135 35th
Population Density1 # 267 85th
Diversity Index2 # 1711 2nd
Median Household Income # 1697 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1660 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.