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La Joya, New Mexico - Basic Facts

La Joya is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the La Joya Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Socorro County at latitude 34.3462 and longitude -106.8456. Socorro County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,724 feet.

The formal boundaries for the La Joya Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Joya: El Jollal, Jolla de Sevilleta, Joya de Cebolleta, La Jolla, La Joya de Sevilleta, La Joya La Cebellita, Plaza Sevilleta, Pueblo de la Joya, Ranchitos de la Holla, Ranchos de la Joya.

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La Joya, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 79
Population in Households 79
Population in Familes 62
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 84
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 46 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $206,250
Average Home Value $278,788


Median Household Income $33,903
Average Household Income $48,869
Per Capita Income $22,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.87% 1.23%
Households 0.0% 1.53%
Families -1.87% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


La Joya, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Joya to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 393 12th
Population Density1 # 311 30th
Diversity Index2 # 255 43rd
Median Household Income # 300 33rd
Per Capita Income # 157 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.