La Paloma, Texas

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Population in 2010: 2,903.
Population change since 2000: +720.1%
Males: 1,341  (46.2%)
Females: 1,562  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

33.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78586.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $17,193 (it was $12,162 in 2000)
La Paloma:

$17,193
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $8,008 (it was $5,354 in 2000)

La Paloma CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $36,800 (it was $19,200 in 2000)
La Paloma:

$36,800
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $73,661; detached houses: $84,200; mobile homes: $12,814
March 2019 cost of living index in La Paloma: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.0%
(43.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in La Paloma, TX (2010)
    • 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

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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, Texas map

1,141 residents are foreign born (35.7% Latin America).

This place:

35.7%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,016 (1.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in La Paloma, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in La Paloma, TX in 2017

Property values in La Paloma, TX

La Paloma satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

3.5%

Average climate in La Paloma, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.6. This is about average.

City:

72.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

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.:

0.00984

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 La Paloma 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 the city 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 La Paloma 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 the city 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 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
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

For population 15 years and over in La Paloma:

Marital status in La Paloma, TX
  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in La Paloma:

  • High school or higher: 40.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

25.4
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
Texas:

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

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Cameron County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This 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

3.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,067 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.32% ($34,480)
from Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($38,656)


3.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.63% ($38,428 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.40% ($43,022)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($33,006)

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:

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

FCC Registered Private 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, Phone: (210) 246-3126

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Paloma, TX
  • 88.8%Electricity
  • 7.8%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Paloma, TX
  • 87.7%Electricity
  • 12.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


La Paloma compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below 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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