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People

Total Population 4,183
Male Share of the Population 52.4%
Female Share of the Population 47.6%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,236
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 63.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,236
% Above Poverty Level 69.6%
% Below Poverty Level 30.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $623
Median House Value $91,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.7%
US/American 0%
English 0%
Irish 0.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Joya Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of McAllen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles SW of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Hidalgo
Metro Area McAllen - Edinburg - Mission
Standard Zip Codes 78560
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.246
Longitude -98.481

La Joya Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MISSION 4 W
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 64 to 87 F
Jul Temp 75 to 98 F
Oct Temp 64 to 87 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Station MCALLEN
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 96 F
Oct Temp 65 to 86 F
Annual Precip 22.6 inches
Station HARLINGEN
Distance 50.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 84 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alton 15,092 $28,758

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Joya Public Libraries

Library
La Joya Municipal Library
925 S LEO AVE
La Joya, Texas
(956) 581-4533
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La Joya High Schools

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LA JOYA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
604 N COYOTE BLVD
956-580-5100
A Title I School.
Serves 1,800 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

IRENE M GARCIA
201 E EXPY 83
956-580-5441
A Title I School.
Serves 837 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

ALTER CTR FOR ED
308 E EXPY 83
956-580-6120
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 120 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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P O BOX J
956-583-0720
A Non-traditional School
Serves 54 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.9

J J A E P
EXPY 83
956-580-5000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.

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