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 683 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 683
Daytime Population: Workers 67
Daytime Population: Residents 495
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 562
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 683
Population in Familes 657
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,152
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $22,590
Average Household Income $40,007
Per Capita Income $10,331


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $63,028
Average Home Value $68,333


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 3.86
Family Households 156
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 1.08% 1.12%
Households 1.14% 1.11%
Families 0.82% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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, 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 # 1137 35th
Population Density # 271 85th
Diversity Index # 1707 3rd
Median Household Income # 1714 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1683 4th

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