La Villa, Texas

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La Villa, Texas
City
City of La Villa
Location of La Villa, Texas
Location of La Villa, Texas
Hidalgo County LaVilla.svg
Coordinates: 26°17′53″N 97°55′37″W / 26.29806°N 97.92694°W / 26.29806; -97.92694Coordinates: 26°17′53″N 97°55′37″W / 26.29806°N 97.92694°W / 26.29806; -97.92694
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Hidalgo
Government
 • Type The City of La Villa is a Type A General Law operating under the Council-Manager form of government.
AreaThis town is part of the Delta Area (Edcouch, Elsa, La Villa, Monte Alto).
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,957
 • Density 4,870.4/sq mi (1,880.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78562
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-41788[2]
GNIS feature ID 1339419[3]

La Villa is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 1,957 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.

Geography[edit]

La Villa is located at 26°17′53″N 97°55′37″W / 26.29806°N 97.92694°W / 26.29806; -97.92694 (26.298093, -97.926927).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,305 people, 323 households, and 290 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,870.4 people per square mile (1,866.2/km²). There were 354 housing units at an average density of 1,321.2/sq mi (506.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.67% White, 0.08% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 30.34% from other races, and 2.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 98.08% of the population.

There were 323 households out of which 49.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 25.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.2% were non-families. 9.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.04 and the average family size was 4.35.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.1% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,333, and the median income for a family was $20,284. Males had a median income of $14,769 versus $15,682 for females. The per capita income for the city was $5,432. About 48.4% of families and 47.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 59.5% of those under age 18 and 35.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

La Villa is served by the La Villa Independent School District.

In January 2014 the school district had 625 students. During that month, shortly after the end of the winter holiday, because La Villa ISD refused to pay the City of La Villa's increased surcharge rate, the city shut off water and sewer services to the schools. They were forced to temporarily close.[4]

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Texas school district closed amid water dispute" (Archive). Associated Press at KTXS. January 14, 2014. Retrieved on April 7, 2014.