La Paloma, Texas Population 2024

2,142

La Paloma is a city located in Cameron County Texas. La Paloma has a 2024 population of 2,142. La Paloma is currently declining at a rate of -13.42% annually and its population has decreased by -48.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,140 in 2020.

The average household income in La Paloma is $80,906 with a poverty rate of 33.23%. The median age in La Paloma is 29.4 years: 35.8 years for males, and 25.6 years for females.

La Paloma Demographics

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

  • White: 52.14%
  • Two or more races: 37.06%
  • Other race: 10.8%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
994.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-48.26% (-1,998)
The current population of La Paloma, Texas is 2,142 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,140.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,46352.14%
Two or more races1,04037.06%
Other race30310.8%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

La Paloma Population by Race

La Paloma Population Pyramid 2024

La Paloma Median Age

29.4

Total

35.8

Male

25.6

Female

La Paloma Adults

There are 1,785 adults, (188 of whom are seniors) in La Paloma.

La Paloma Age Dependency

75.7

Age Dependency Ratio

11.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.9

Child Dependency Ratio

La Paloma Sex Ratio

Female1,37849.11%
Male1,42850.89%

La Paloma Population by Age

La Paloma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7933.5483.516.5
Married4693.9183.416.6
Male1542.191000
Non Family941.0172.327.7
Female767.1264.535.5

3.86

Average Family Size

3.54

Average Household Size

83.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

La Paloma Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade36623.08%
Associates Degree16710.53%
Bachelors Degree16210.21%
Graduate Degree714.48%
High School Graduate39224.72%
Less Than 9th Grade31820.05%
Some College1106.94%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

La Paloma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Paloma Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic1,562899231
2+ Races604342191
Other Race272970
White332

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 66.67%.

La Paloma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$36,250$0$60,081
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$43,656$0$43,359
Less Than 9th Grade$22,835$23,134$0
Overall$29,944$0$36,940
Some College$0$0$0

$29,944

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$36,940

Average Female

La Paloma Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Paloma Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

La Paloma Language

11.66% of La Paloma residents speak only English, while 88.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 88.34% of the population.

La Paloma Language

La Paloma Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,71384831.26%
Multiple1,03014914.47%
Other30312842.24%
White3133.33%

33.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.87%

Male Poverty Rate

31.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Paloma

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Paloma is Other, with 42.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Paloma is Multiple, with 14.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.02%.

La Paloma Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.77%
High School21.17%
Some College9.75%
Bachelors or Greater0%

La Paloma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed15.11%
Female Employed13.15%
Male Unemployed0%

La Paloma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Paloma Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$88,652
Households$56,893$80,906
Married Families$123,113$-999,999,999
Non Families-$23,304

mean

median

Income by Household Type

La Paloma Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

La Paloma Married by Age and Sex

male

female

La Paloma 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 Over 65.

La Paloma Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

La Paloma Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

86

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War70
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

La Paloma Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5470
55 to 6416
18 to 340
65 to 740
75+0

La Paloma Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Hispanic864.88%
2+ Races7011.59%
Other Race165.88%

La Paloma Veterans by Race

La Paloma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Paloma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

La Paloma Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

La Paloma Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

La Paloma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.78%

Born in La Paloma

72.45%

Native Born

27.55%

Foreign Born

17.75%

Non Citizen

9.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.45% of La Paloma residents were born in the United States, with 70.78% having been born in Texas. 17.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

La Paloma Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,142-332-13.42%
20232,474-332-11.83%
20222,806-332-10.58%
20213,138-1,002-24.2%
20204,140771.9%
20194,06355915.95%
20183,504-588-14.37%
20174,09293529.62%
20163,15745316.75%
20152,704-424-13.55%
20143,128-243-7.21%
20133,37161122.14%
20122,760-565-16.99%
20113,32542214.54%
20102,90300%

La Paloma Population by Year