La Joya, Texas

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Population in 2017: 4,286 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +29.8%
Males: 2,319  (54.1%)
Females: 1,967  (45.9%)
Median resident age:

29.0 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78560.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,057 (it was $22,820 in 2000)
La Joya:

$34,057
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,166 (it was $7,923 in 2000)

La Joya city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,346 (it was $47,200 in 2000)
La Joya:

$88,346
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $112,926; detached houses: $121,992; mobile homes: $26,905

Median gross rent in 2017: $689.

March 2019 cost of living index in La Joya: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 34.9%
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  • Races in La Joya, TX (2010)
    • 3,88997.6%Hispanic
    • 822.1%White alone
    • 70.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Black alone
    • 20.05%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in La Joya, Texas as of January 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in La Joya is 270 to 1.


Crime rates in La Joya by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(45.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
5
(115.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(80.3)
1
(20.1)
3
(73.7)
1
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(46.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(248.5)
4
(86.7)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(122.9)
4
(96.0)
6
(144.5)
9
(207.2)
33
(762.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(564.8)
23
(498.6)
25
(517.3)
19
(385.9)
15
(301.0)
14
(281.3)
15
(368.6)
5
(120.0)
23
(553.8)
11
(253.3)
10
(231.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
50
(1,130)
39
(845.4)
23
(475.9)
33
(670.3)
22
(441.5)
22
(442.0)
29
(712.7)
19
(456.1)
4
(96.3)
57
(1,312)
51
(1,178)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(113.0)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.1)
2
(40.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(22.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)179.694.359.453.880.546.6101.053.071.5131.9322.1

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City-data.com crime index in La Joya, TX

Crime rate in La Joya detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 16 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Texas average:

2.04
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Ancestries: American (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,541 people per square mile   (low).

La Joya, Texas map

977 residents are foreign born (22.3% Latin America).

This city:

22.3%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,793 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,006 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (15.2 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (123.3 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (222.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Havana, TX (1.3 miles ),
Penitas, TX (1.5 miles ),
Abram-Perezville, TX (2.2 miles ),
Los Ebanos, TX (2.2 miles ),
Perezville, TX (2.3 miles ),
Abram, TX (2.3 miles ),
Sullivan City, TX (2.4 miles ),
Cuevitas, TX (2.5 miles)

Latitude: 26.24 N, Longitude: 98.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

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

Property values in La Joya, TX

La Joya satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 122 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 1998: 124 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 1999: 187 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2000: 131 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2001: 79 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $54,400
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $54,400
  • 2004: 50 buildings, average cost: $54,600
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2006: 51 buildings, average cost: $66,900
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $225,700
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $227,200
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $230,500
Number of permits per 10,000 La Joya, TX residents
Average permit cost in La Joya, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in La Joya, TX
Historical housing units in La Joya, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +770 (+30.4%).
Most common industries in La Joya, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (23.3%)
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.5%)
  • Educational services (21.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.8%)
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Social assistance (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in La Joya, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Carpenters (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Carpenters (6.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.6%)
  • Construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)

Average climate in La Joya, Texas

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La Joya, Texas environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.2. This is about average.

City:

82.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

La Joya-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 329.3 miles away from La Joya 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 408.1 miles away from La Joya 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 179.0 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 105.3 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 187.2 miles away from La Joya 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 186.3 miles away from La Joya 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 Hidalgo County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Joya topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in La Joya:

  • ANGELICAL HOME HEALTH INC (730 E EXPRESSWAY 83 STE 9)

Other hospitals and medical centers near La Joya:

  • A NEW HOPE HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • HIGH POINT HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • AIMA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • MASES HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • ALL CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • ARISE HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • DULCE ESPERANZA HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MISSION, TX)

Amtrak station near La Joya:

  • 16 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

College/University in La Joya:

  • University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences-La Joya (Full-time enrollment: 102; Location: 724 East Expressway 83; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ucastx.com)

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

  • South Texas College (about 15 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 20 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 51 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 67 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 97 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Laredo Community College (about 109 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 110 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)

Public high schools in La Joya:

  • LA JOYA H S (Students: 2,186, Location: 604 N COYOTE BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • LORENZO DE ZAVALA MIDDLE (Students: 691, Location: 603 N TABASCO ST, Grades: 6-9)
  • HOPE ACADEMY (Students: 65, Location: 101 E EXPY 83, Grades: 5-12)
  • JIMMY CARTER EARLY COLLEGE H S (Location: 603 N COYOTE DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • THELMA ROSA SALINAS STEM EARLY COLLEGE H S (Location: 801 N COYOTE DR, Grades: 9-11)

Public elementary/middle school in La Joya:

  • TABASCO EL (Students: 607, Location: 223 S LEO AVE, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in La Joya

Library in La Joya:

  • LA JOYA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $104,510; Location: 925 S LEO AVE; 17,781 books; 38 audio materials; 517 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in La Joya: La Joya Volunteer Fire Department (A), La Joya Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Walker Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Eric Montalvo - College basketball player (Tx Pan American Broncos).

Hidalgo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

3.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

86.2%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.6%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Banks with branches in La Joya (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: La Joya Branch at 701 East Expressway 83, branch established on 1998/01/02. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,517.0 mil, Deposits: $2,598.8 mil, headquarters in Edinburg, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in La Joya:

Marital status in La Joya, TX
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

For population 25 years and over in La Joya:

  • High school or higher: 54.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 18.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.3
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - La Joya
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Joya, TX (based on Hidalgo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic269,07156
Evangelical Protestant75,327525
Other18,51043
Mainline Protestant14,39452
Orthodox1601
None397,307-
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: 79
Here:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
This county:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 240
This county:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
This county:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Texas:

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

15.8%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.9%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
La Joya:

28.2
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
La Joya:

13.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
La Joya:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
La Joya:

29.5%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
La Joya:

47.9%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
La Joya:

78.9%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Joya, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$42,813$57,0840$0
Streets and Highways 8$25,157$37,7360$0
Other Government Administration 8$36,202$54,3030$0
Electric Power 8$23,091$34,6370$0
Other and Unallocable 8$22,536$33,8040$0
Firefighters 8$39,645$59,4684$2,000
Sewerage 5$15,707$37,6970$0
Police - Other 4$11,272$33,8164$2,938
Parks and Recreation 4$6,491$19,4730$0
Water Supply 4$9,579$28,7370$0
Local Libraries 4$9,240$27,7202$1,709
Solid Waste Management 1$5,288$63,4560$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 71$247,021$41,75010$6,647

La Joya government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($1.63)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,156,000 ($1669.62)
    Police Protection: $900,000 ($209.99)
    Central Staff Services: $787,000 ($183.62)
    Parking Facilities: $779,000 ($181.75)
    Water Utilities: $740,000 ($172.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $734,000 ($171.26)
    Financial Administration: $483,000 ($112.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $481,000 ($112.23)
    Sewerage: $465,000 ($108.49)
    Regular Highways: $458,000 ($106.86)
    General - Other: $224,000 ($52.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $208,000 ($48.53)
    Libraries: $203,000 ($47.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $125,000 ($29.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $91,000 ($21.23)
    Air Transportation: $78,000 ($18.20)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($1.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $171,000 ($39.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,573,000 ($600.33)
    Police Protection: $67,000 ($15.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000 ($7.70)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($4.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($1.17)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.93)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,282,000 ($532.43)

La Joya government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $736,000 ($171.72)
    Sewerage: $562,000 ($131.12)
    Air Transportation: $69,000 ($16.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($10.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $319,000 ($74.43)
    Royalties: $184,000 ($42.93)
    Fines and Forfeits: $155,000 ($36.16)
    Donations From Private Sources: $77,000 ($17.97)
    Rents: $69,000 ($16.10)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($1.17)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,993,000 ($1864.91)
    Water Utilities: $923,000 ($215.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.93)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,040,000 ($242.65)
    Property: $714,000 ($166.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $20,000 ($4.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000 ($4.67)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($1.17)

La Joya government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,514,000 ($1986.47)

2.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.70%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($38,428 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.21% ($37,634)
from Bexar County, TX  0.17% ($57,802)


3.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bexar County, TX  0.33% ($42,402 average AGI)
to Cameron County, TX  0.29% ($40,000)
to Harris County, TX  0.27% ($36,059)
Businesses in La Joya, TX
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Cricket Wireless1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1U-Haul1
Church's Chicken1

Strongest AM radio stations in La Joya:

  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, 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.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Joya:

  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHID (88.1 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KCAS (91.5 FM; MCCOOK, TX; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INC)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)

TV broadcast stations around La Joya:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
La Joya fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

La Joya fatal accident list:

Jul 5, 2014 06:05 PM, Us-83, Coyote Dr, Lat: 26.247153, Lon: -98.472083, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2
Oct 23, 2012 06:04 AM, Us-83, Santo Ramirez St, Lat: 26.246444, Lon: -98.466650, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 27, 1995 09:18 PM, Leost, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 13, 1980 02:45 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 28, 1980 02:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in La Joya)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4 Km W Fm 492 & Fm 1924 Jct (Lat: 26.273972 Lon: -98.425583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 137 m, Call Sign: WPHT920,
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.387 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/1995, Expiration Date: 07/24/2000, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000, Certifier: Alan Yoder, Registrant: Atlas License Company, 7828 W 300 N, Greenfield, IN 46140, Fax: (317) 891-8764

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fm 886 Booster Sta (Lat: 26.267583 Lon: -98.554472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: KNNS494,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.225 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2001, Expiration Date: 04/18/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2011, Certifier: Lucecio Flores, Registrant: National License Corp, 9050 Briarclift Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256, Fax: (317) 841-3328
  • Sullivan City Elevated Tank (Lat: 26.280083 Lon: -98.570028), Type: Pole, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: KNNS495,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.225 MHz, Grant Date: 03/30/2001, Expiration Date: 04/18/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2011, Certifier: Lucecio Flores, Registrant: National License Corp, 9050 Briarclift Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256, Fax: (317) 841-3328

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LA JOYA, 2 Mi Nw Of Hwy 83 & 482 (Lat: 26.248667 Lon: -98.503889), Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WMK862,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/25/1999, Registrant: Texas Rsa 19 Limited Partnership, 17330 Preston Rd Ste 100a, Dallas, TX 75252
  • LA JOYA, 450' N Of Us Hwy 83 1/4 Mi E Of Havana (Lat: 26.248528 Lon: -98.504000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 80.5 m, Call Sign: WMQ502,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2019, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA5QHG, Grant Date: 10/03/1994, Expiration Date: 10/03/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2006, Registrant: Jesus M Garza Jr, 12th & Gonzalez St, La Joya, TX 78560
  • Call Sign: NN9F, Licensee ID: L01144964, Grant Date: 04/28/2006, Expiration Date: 05/13/2016, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2018, Registrant: Ronald E Merrill, 500 Captain Hook, La Joya, TX 78560

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$146,3702$79,1903$86,4031$23,0501$18,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$66,0500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$69,4802$60,0458$81,2053$31,9701$17,570
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$67,3001$32,4800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$115,6600$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0242.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$81,2401$88,740
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0242.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in La Joya, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in La Joya, TX - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of fires - 75 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in La Joya, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (68.2%), and Structure Fires (17.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in La Joya, TX
    • 17668.2%Outside Fires
    • 4617.8%Structure Fires
    • 3413.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Joya, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Joya, TX
  • 95.9%Electricity
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Joya, TX
  • 100.0%Electricity


La Joya compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above 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 below state average.

La Joya on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 500+"
  • #10 (78560) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries"
  • #27 (78560) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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