La Homa, Texas

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La Homa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 10,433 at the 2000 census. It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.



La Homa is located at 26°16′34″N 98°21′32″W / 26.27611°N 98.35889°W / 26.27611; -98.35889 (26.275973, -98.358892)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.9 square miles (17.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,433 people, 2,381 households, and 2,211 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,521.6 people per square mile (587.2/km²). There were 2,856 housing units at an average density of 416.5/sq mi (160.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.89% White, 0.12% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 11.46% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.73% of the population.

There were 2,381 households out of which 67.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.1% were non-families. 6.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.37 and the average family size was 4.52.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 43.2% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 11.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $16,887, and the median income for a family was $17,707. Males had a median income of $15,295 versus $13,897 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,180. About 53.8% of families and 57.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 63.9% of those under age 18 and 62.2% of those age 65 or over.

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