La Joya, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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La Joya, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of La Joya had a population of 4,419 as of July 1, 2019. 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 26.247 and longitude -98.4814 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Joya 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

La Joya, TX Housing Affordability Index is 203
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

La Joya, TX Wealth Index is 44
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,419
Population in Households 4,419
Population in Familes 4,176
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,051
Diversity Index1 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,955
Average Household Income $55,919
Per Capita Income $15,957
Wealth Index3 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 860 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 395 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $92,626
Housing Affordability Index2 203
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,255
Average Household Size 3.52
Family Households 1,073
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.12% 1.12%
Households 1.15% 1.11%
Families 1.06% 1.06%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

La Joya, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Joya to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 446 75th
Population Density # 687 61st
Diversity Index # 1685 4th
Median Household Income # 1232 29th
Per Capita Income # 1457 17th

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