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La Joya, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Joya Census Designated Place had a population of 83 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for La Joya is located at latitude 34.3449 and longitude -106.8467 in Socorro County. The formal boundaries for the La Joya Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Socorro County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,724 feet.

The La Joya Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584125) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The La Joya Census Designated Place is located within of Socorro County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Joya population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 83
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 53
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 83
Population in Familes 65
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 88
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $37,379
Average Household Income $56,454
Per Capita Income $25,120


Total Housing Units 48 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $121,429
Average Home Value $139,844


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 25
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 1.18%
Households 0.71% 0.98%
Families -0.54% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2017 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 # 392 12th
Population Density # 308 31st
Diversity Index # 253 43rd
Median Household Income # 233 48th
Per Capita Income # 122 73rd

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