La Joya, TX Population

Population: 3,303. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,486 (+35.8% change)
Males: 1,553 (47.0%), Females: 1,750 (53.0%)

Hidalgo County

Zip code: 78560

Median resident age: 27.0 years
Median household income: $22,820
Median house value: $47,600

Races in La Joya:

  • Hispanic (97.2%)
  • Other race (33.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (3.8%).

Land area: 2.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in La Joya

  • High school or higher: 40.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 18.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Joya city

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

40.3% Foreign born (39.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +770 (+30.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near La Joya:

  • MISSION HOSPITAL INC (about 10 miles; MISSION, TX)
  • MC ALLEN HEART HOSP (about 17 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)
  • RIO GRANDE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to La Joya:

  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 18 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 58 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 78 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to La Joya:

Amtrak station near La Joya:

  • 18 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Joya:

  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 22 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 55 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 71 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 71 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 97 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • LAREDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 113 miles; LAREDO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,449)

Schools

Public high schools in La Joya:

  • LA JOYA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,800; Location: 604 N COYOTE BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ALTER CTR FOR ED (Students: 120; Location: 308 E EXPY 83; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • J J A E P (Students: 6; Location: EXPY 83; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in La Joya:

  • JUAREZ/LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,616; Location: 801 N COYOTE DR; Grades: 09 – 11)
  • JIMMY CARTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,281; Location: 601 N COYOTE AVE; Grades: 09 – 11)
  • DE ZAVALA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,038; Location: 200 W EXPY 83; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TABASCO EL (Students: 895; Location: 101 E EXPY 83; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EMILIANO ZAPATA ELEMENTARY (Students: 841; Location: 201 E EXPY 83; Grades: PK – 05)
  • IRENE M GARCIA (Students: 837; Location: 201 E EXPY 83; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • J F KENNEDY EL (Students: 808; Location: 201 E EXPY 83; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SAM FORDYCE ELEMENTARY (Students: 479; Location: 201 E EXPY 83; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LLOYD M BENTSEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 461; Location: 210 E EXPY 83; Grades: PK – 05)
  • STUDENT ALTER PROG (Students: 54; Location: P O BOX J; Grades: 01 – 12)

Libraries

Library in La Joya:

  • LA JOYA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $101,708; Location: 925 S LEO AVE; 7,711 books; 19 audio materials; 340 video materials; 8 serial subscriptions)

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