La Joya, Texas Population 2022

4,551
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La Joya is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. La Joya has a 2020 population of 4,551. La Joya is currently growing at a rate of 1.04% annually and its population has increased by 2.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,457 in 2010.

The average household income in La Joya is $42,632 with a poverty rate of 45.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $722 per month, and the median house value is $82,400. 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: 86.53%
  • Two or more races: 12.14%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of La Joya, Texas is 4,551 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,457.

La Joya, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,78586.53%
Asian491.12%
Some Other Race90.21%
Two or More Races53112.14%
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La Joya Population by Race

La Joya Population Pyramid 2022

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La Joya Median Age

26.7


Total

21.9


Male

28.3


Female

La Joya Adults

There are 2,618 adults, (412 of whom are seniors) in La Joya.

La Joya Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

79.6

Child Dependency Ratio

La Joya Sex Ratio

Female

2,346

53.64%

Male

2,028

46.36%

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
Married89.8%10.2%
All58.5%41.5%
Non Family53.2%46.8%
Male31.7%68.3%
Female26.4%73.6%

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Joya Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2353.5458.5
Married4714.4989.8
Male604.2831.7
Female3494.7226.4
Non Family355053.2

4.42

Average Family Size

3.54

Average Household Size

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La Joya Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade40518.17%
9th to 12th Grade37416.78%
High School Graduate73132.79%
Some College37917.00%
Associates Degree713.19%
Bachelors Degree1617.22%
Graduate Degree1084.85%
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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
White13312655
Hispanic2,0471,275214
Asian4949
2+ Races234158
Other Race9

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 41.35%.

La Joya Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,334$25,000$24,044
Less Than 9th Grade$14,954$16,486$8,342
High School Graduate$22,917$$23,455
Some College$29,831$43,194$26,513
Bachelors Degree$54,007$$54,926
Graduate Degree$64,354$$

$24,334

Average Earnings

$25,000

Average Male

$24,044

Average Female

La Joya Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Joya Language by Age

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La Joya Language

2.78% of La Joya residents speak only English, while 97.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 95.24% of the population.

La Joya Language

La Joya Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian4949100.00%
OtherNaN%
Multiple53142179.28%
Hispanic4,1771,94546.56%

45.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.56%

Male Poverty Rate

53.62%

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 46.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 19.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 58.74%.

La Joya Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade57.89%
High School48.15%
Some College6.00%
Bachelors or Greater7.06%

La Joya Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed32.98%
Male Unemployed22.41%
Female Employed14.45%
Female Unemployed100.00%

La Joya Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Joya Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,894$38,629
Families$29,884$41,847
Married Families$46,971-
Non Families-$26,797
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Income by Household Type

La Joya Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

La Joya Marital Status by Race

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La Joya Marital Status

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75

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War31
First Gulf War
Vietnam44
Korea
World War II

La Joya Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5431
55 to 64
65 to 7413
75+31

La Joya Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White753.40%
Hispanic441.81%

La Joya Veterans by Race

La Joya Veterans by Education

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42.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Joya Veterans by Education

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51.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

9.7%

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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77.43%

Born in La Joya

83.81%

Native Born

16.19%

Foreign Born

13.17%

Non Citizen

3.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.81% of La Joya residents were born in the United States, with 77.43% having been born in Texas. 13.17% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19902,6040.00%
20003,3036992.41%
20103,9856821.89%
20114,032471.18%
20124,079471.17%
20134,126471.15%
20144,173471.14%
20154,220471.13%
20164,267471.11%
20174,314471.10%
20184,361471.09%
20194,408471.08%
20204,457491.11%
20214,504471.05%
20224,551471.04%

La Joya Population by Year