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Population in 2010: 2,903. Population change since 2000: +720.1%
Males: 1,467  (50.5%)
Females: 1,436  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  22.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78586.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,052 (it was $12,162 in 2000)
La Paloma:

$34,052
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,435

La Paloma CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,074 (it was $19,200 in 2000)
La Paloma:

$61,074
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,166; Detached houses: $74,956

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  • Hispanic - 2,852 (98.2%)
  • White alone - 41 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Paloma: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in La Paloma:

  • High school or higher: 49.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Paloma CDP:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

963 residents are foreign born

This place:  34.9%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,613 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $352 (0.8%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

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Tornado activity:

La Paloma-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 68% 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.

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: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in La Paloma, 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 13 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,185)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 15 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,237)
  • South Texas College (about 39 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 8,613)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 39 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 104 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 118 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Del Mar College (about 120 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average.
City:

22.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.10719
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 9.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.00
U.S.:

11.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 45.5%
(0.0% for Black residents, 45.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 98.2% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in La Paloma, TX

La Paloma compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


La Paloma travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.84%
Here52.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents75.7%9.8%2.7%2.2%1.5%
Congregations16.6%17.5%5.4%14.8%3.6%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%1.0%0.9%3.7%
Congregations0.4%4.5%9.0%2.2%26.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

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

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cameron County:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

15.7%

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,114 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.15%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($30,390 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.37% ($27,463)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,218)


4.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($654 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.65% ($27,968 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($24,193)
to Bexar County, TX  0.38% ($28,216)

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:

21 (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 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/1998, Expiration Date: 01/22/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2001
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/1998, Expiration Date: 02/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2001
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/1995, Expiration Date: 04/11/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (210) 246-3126



La Paloma on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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