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Population in 2010: 632. Population change since 2000: -61.4%
Males: 308  (48.9%)
Females: 324  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  26.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78582.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,374 (it was $16,820 in 2000)
La Puerta:

$19,374
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,319

La Puerta CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,591 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
La Puerta:

$63,591
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,128; Detached houses: $58,128

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  • Hispanic - 624 (98.7%)
  • White alone - 8 (1.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Puerta: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (11.3%), United States (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 739 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in La Puerta:

  • High school or higher: 16.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 33.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Puerta CDP:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 68.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

120 residents are foreign born

This place:  30.2%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $450 (0.7%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

15.6%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (79%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (78%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (30%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)

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Tornado activity:

La Puerta-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.6 miles away from the La Puerta place center .

On 4/26/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

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

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

  • South Texas College (about 33 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,613)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 34 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 66 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 2,185)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 85 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,237)
  • Laredo Community College (about 93 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,416)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 95 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,518)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 98 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)

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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 2012: 58.7%
(100.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

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

La Puerta compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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 Puerta travel time to work - commute


La Puerta mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • No fuel used (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.77%
Here78.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents95.0%1.9%0.9%0.8%1.4%
Congregations48.4%19.4%3.2%9.7%19.4%
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: 9
Starr County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

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

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Starr County:

27.1%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

15.7%

4.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hidalgo County, TX  1.17% ($20,333 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.54% ($18,511)
from Bexar County, TX  0.11% ($23,167)


4.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hidalgo County, TX  2.11% ($29,718 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.53% ($17,393)
to Bexar County, TX  0.17% ($20,393)

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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