La Paloma, Texas

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Population in 2010: 2,903. Population change since 2000: +720.1%
Males: 1,431  (49.3%)
Females: 1,472  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  25.4 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78586.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,252 (it was $12,162 in 2000)
La Paloma:

$37,252
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,340 (it was $5,354 in 2000)

La Paloma CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,411 (it was $19,200 in 2000)
La Paloma:

$78,411
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $108,779; Detached houses: $118,722; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,024; In 2-unit structures: $45,889; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $253,479; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,783; Mobile homes: $33,862; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,400
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  • Races in La Paloma, TX (2010)

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    • 2,85298.2%Hispanic
    • 411.4%White alone
    • 80.3%Asian alone
    • 20.07%Other race alone

Races in La Paloma detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in La Paloma: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.5%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 11,246 people per square mile   (high).

La Paloma,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in La Paloma:

  • High school or higher: 45.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Paloma CDP:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1,162 residents are foreign born (33.9% Latin America).

This place:

33.9%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,511 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $479 (0.8%)

La Paloma satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (10.1 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (118.3 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (241.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz, TX (1.6 miles ), Lago, TX (2.1 miles ), Los Indios, TX (2.1 miles ), El Camino Angosto, TX (2.2 miles ), Rangerville, TX (2.4 miles ), San Benito, TX (2.5 miles ), San Pedro, TX (2.5 miles ), Rancho Viejo, TX (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 26.05 N, Longitude: 97.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

La Paloma household income distribution La Paloma home values distribution

Property values in La Paloma, TX

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (30%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (2%)

Work and jobs in La Paloma: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in La Paloma, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

La Paloma-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the La Paloma place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 11.9 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Paloma-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 299.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 193.1 miles away from La Paloma center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 117.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 454.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.8 miles away from La Paloma center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 212.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Paloma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near La Paloma:

  • ELDERCARE HOME HEALTH II (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SAN BENITO, TX)
  • HEART OF THE VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SAN BENITO, TX)
  • USRC SAN BENITO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SAN BENITO, TX)
  • SAM HOUSTON COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SAN BENITO, TX)
  • AMENITY HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SAN BENITO, TX)
  • MESQUITE HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SAN BENITO, TX)
  • HARLINGEN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)

Amtrak stations near La Paloma:

  • 11 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 15 miles: BROWNSVILLE (1134 E. ST. CHARLES) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

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

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 12 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 16 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 37 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 39 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 103 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 118 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 120 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

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Cameron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 57.0. This is better than average.

City:

57.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 9.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.99
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.7%
(43.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 98.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  91.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

23.2
Texas average:

14.4

La Paloma travel time to work - commute La Paloma mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Paloma CDP (based on Cameron County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Cameron County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
Here:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.5%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
La Paloma:

42.9%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
La Paloma:

27.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

32.6%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
La Paloma:

7.1%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
La Paloma:

26.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
La Paloma:

51.7%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.6%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Paloma, TX Residents

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($788 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.57% ($27,792 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.33% ($25,197)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,668)


3.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,002 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.60% ($29,477 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.35% ($28,091)
to Bexar County, TX  0.31% ($36,574)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Paloma:

  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Paloma:

  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNVO-FM (101.1 FM; PORT ISABEL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KESO (92.7 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)

TV broadcast stations around La Paloma:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in La Paloma)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 2.9 Mi Nnw (Lat: 26.085917 Lon: -97.684167), Structure height: 85 m, Call Sign: WPBN981, Licensee ID: L00022522
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.662 MHzGrant Date: 01/22/1998, Expiration Date: 01/22/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2001Registrant: Pagemart Ii Inc, 3333 Lee Pky 12th Flr, Dallas, TX 75219, Phone: (214) 765-4000
  • 2.9 Mi Nnw (Lat: 26.085917 Lon: -97.684167), Structure height: 85 m, Call Sign: WPBP245, Licensee ID: L00022522
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.712 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/1998, Expiration Date: 02/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2001Registrant: Pagemart Ii Inc, 3333 Lee Pky 12th Flr, Dallas, TX 75219, Phone: (214) 765-4000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Gravel Rd W Of S Sam Houston Blvd (Lat: 26.085889 Lon: -97.684139), Overall height: 85 m, Call Sign: WBH539
    Assigned Frequencies: 1935.00 MHz, 1955.00 MHz, 1945.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/24/1995, Expiration Date: 04/11/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2000Registrant: Phone: (210) 246-3126

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (83%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

La Paloma compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

La Paloma on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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