La Joya, Texas Population 2021

4,321
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La Joya is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. With a 2020 population of 4,321, it is the 402nd largest city in Texas and the 5190th largest city in the United States . La Joya is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 8.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,985 in 2010. La Joya reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, La Joya has a population density of 1,028 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Joya is $42,632 with a poverty rate of 40.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $666 per month, and the median house value is $85,500. The median age in La Joya is 28.1 years, 23.5 years for males, and 28.6 years for females.

La Joya Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Joyawas:

  • White: 98.64%
  • Asian: 1.36%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of La Joya, Texas is 4,321 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,293.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,985.

La Joya, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,19598.64%
Asian581.36%
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La Joya Population by Race

La Joya Population Pyramid $2021

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La Joya Median Age

28.1


Total

23.5


Male

28.6


Female

La Joya Adults

There are 2,546 adults, (466 of whom are seniors) in La Joya.

La Joya Age Dependency

104.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

82.1

Child Dependency Ratio

La Joya Sex Ratio

Female

2,212

52.01%

Male

2,041

47.99%

La Joya Population by Age

La Joya Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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La Joya Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female16.6%83.4%
Non Family56.4%43.6%
Male57.6%42.4%
All59%41%
Married89.5%10.5%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Joya Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2403.4359
Married4744.8289.5
Non Family420056.4
Female3134.4516.6
Male334.6757.6

4.52

Average Family Size

3.43

Average Household Size

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La Joya Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade47221.23%
9th to 12th Grade32114.44%
High School Graduate65729.55%
Some College40618.26%
Associates Degree1074.81%
Bachelors Degree1446.48%
Graduate Degree1165.22%
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La Joya Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Joya Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic2,0651,280247
White1009213
Asian5858

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.00%.

La Joya Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,386$30,755$24,245
Less Than 9th Grade$14,818$16,228$8,425
High School Graduate$24,813$31,484$23,994
Some College$31,818$$27,039
Bachelors Degree$$$52,643
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,386

Average Earnings

$30,755

Average Male

$24,245

Average Female

La Joya Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Joya Language by Age

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La Joya Language

2.69% of La Joya residents speak only English, while 97.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 94.94% of the population.

La Joya Language

La Joya Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,0791,65540.57%
Asian5858100.00%

40.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.01%

Male Poverty Rate

49.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Joya

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Joya is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Joya is Hispanic, with 40.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 53.95%.

La Joya Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.73%
High School37.60%
Bachelors or Greater7.31%
Some College5.46%

La Joya Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.50%
Male Employed24.11%
Male Unemployed21.21%
Female Employed15.29%

La Joya Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Joya Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households-$42,632
Families$44,197$53,693
Married Families$53,141-
Non Families$9,110$17,791
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Income by Household Type

La Joya Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

La Joya Married by Age and Sex

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La Joya Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

La Joya Marital Status by Race

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La Joya Marital Status

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85

Number of Veterans

85

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam46
Second Gulf War39
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War

La Joya Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5439
75+32
65 to 7414
55 to 64
18 to 34

La Joya Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White853.42%
Hispanic461.93%

La Joya Veterans by Race

La Joya Veterans by Education

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38.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Joya Veterans by Education

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53.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

12.6%

Unemployment Rate

La Joya Employment by Age

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La Joya Employment by Race

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La Joya Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.73%

Born in La Joya

85.35%

Native Born

14.65%

Foreign Born

10.63%

Non Citizen

4.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.35% of La Joya residents were born in the United States, with 79.73% having been born in Texas. 10.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

La Joya Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,321140.33%
20204,307140.33%
20194,293140.33%
20184,279481.13%
20174,231-2-0.05%
20164,23350.12%
20154,228491.17%
20144,179330.80%
20134,146411.00%
20124,105280.69%
20114,077721.80%
20104,0057021.95%
20003,3036992.41%
19902,6040.00%

La Joya Population by Year