La Feria, Texas

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La Feria is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,115 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

La Feria is located at 26°9′30″N 97°49′30″W / 26.15833°N 97.825°W / 26.15833; -97.825 (26.158253, -97.824973)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.

In 2004, the city annexed the Arroyo Alto CDP, increasing the population of the city by roughly 300 people.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,115 people, 2,021 households, and 1,620 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,075.1 people per square mile (1,186.4/km²). There were 2,895 housing units at an average density of 1,455.8/sq mi (561.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.91% White, 0.26% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 20.69% from other races, and 3.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 77.45% of the population.

There were 2,021 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.44.

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