La Puerta, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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La Puerta, Texas - Basic Facts

The La Puerta Census Designated Place had a population of 668 as of July 1, 2019. 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 26.3445 and longitude -98.745 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the La Puerta Census Designated Place 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.


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La Puerta, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

La Puerta, TX Housing Affordability Index is 224
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 Puerta, TX Wealth Index is 27
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 668
Population in Households 668
Population in Familes 642
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 2,105
Diversity Index1 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,222
Average Household Income $36,852
Per Capita Income $9,508
Wealth Index3 27

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Housing Affordability Index2 224
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 172
Average Household Size 3.88
Family Households 151
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 0.6% 0.42%
Households 0.58% 0.46%
Families 0.29% 0.39%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

La Puerta, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Puerta 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 # 1157 34th
Population Density # 284 84th
Diversity Index # 1704 2nd
Median Household Income # 1684 4th
Per Capita Income # 1707 2nd

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