La Puerta, Texas

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Population in 2010: 632. Population change since 2000: -61.4%
Males: 303  (48.0%)
Females: 329  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78582.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $20,978 (it was $16,820 in 2000)
La Puerta:

$20,978
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,618 (it was $4,507 in 2000)

La Puerta CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $38,914 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
La Puerta:

$38,914
TX:

$132,000
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  • Races in La Puerta, TX (2010)

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    • 62498.7%Hispanic
    • 81.3%White alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in La Puerta: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (9.7%), United States (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 739 people per square mile   (low).

La Puerta,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in La Puerta:

  • High school or higher: 20.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 27.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Puerta CDP:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

129 residents are foreign born (27.5% Latin America).

This place:

27.5%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $510 (1.3%)

La Puerta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (33.4 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (127.3 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (214.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Garza-Salinas II, TX (0.6 miles ), B and E, TX (0.6 miles ), El Refugio, TX (0.8 miles ), El Chaparral, TX (0.9 miles ), Santa Cruz, TX (0.9 miles ), Camargito, TX (1.0 miles ), Amada Acres, TX (1.0 miles) , Chaparrito, TX (1.2 miles) .

Latitude: 26.35 N, Longitude: 98.75 W

La Puerta household income distribution La Puerta home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

14.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (75%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (77%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (75%)
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (65%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in La Puerta, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

La Puerta-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 83% 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 343.5 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 390.7 miles away from La Puerta 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 174.5 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 103.8 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 183.0 miles away from La Puerta center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 182.1 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 Starr County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near La Puerta:

  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/RIO GRANDE CITY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • MY SWEET HOME HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • LVN HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • SUNGLO HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)

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

  • South Texas College (about 33 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 37 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 69 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 85 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Laredo Community College (about 93 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 95 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 98 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)

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Starr County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.4%
(100.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  90.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.1%
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: 0.0% of all households

La Puerta compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.1
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • No fuel used (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Puerta CDP (based on Starr County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,15615
Evangelical Protestant2,36827
Other5443
Mainline Protestant3942
None30,506-
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: 9
Starr County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Starr County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Starr County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Starr County:

27.1%
Texas:

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

14.7%
State:

15.7%

3.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.01%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  1.10% ($27,585 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.29% ($23,564)
from Zapata County, TX  0.12% ($32,682)


4.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  1.86% ($28,446 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($23,259)
to Webb County, TX  0.12% ($25,391)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Puerta:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Puerta:

  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KBMI (97.7 FM; ROMA, TX; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCAS (91.5 FM; MCCOOK, TX; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INC)

TV broadcast stations around La Puerta:

  • K06MY (Channel 6; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

La Puerta on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #25 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #61 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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