La Feria, Texas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
La Feria, Texas
Motto(s): 
As Always
Location of La Feria, Texas
Location of La Feria, Texas
Cameron County
Coordinates: 26°9′30″N 97°49′30″W / 26.15833°N 97.82500°W / 26.15833; -97.82500Coordinates: 26°9′30″N 97°49′30″W / 26.15833°N 97.82500°W / 26.15833; -97.82500
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCameron
Area
 • Total4.40 sq mi (11.40 km2)
 • Land4.31 sq mi (11.17 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,302
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
7,230
 • Density1,676.33/sq mi (647.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78559
Area code(s)956
FIPS code48-40204[3]
GNIS feature ID1339313[4]
Websitewww.cityoflaferia.com

La Feria is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Its population was 7,302 at the time of the 2010 census.[5] It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville, the Matamoros–Brownsville, and the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission metropolitan areas.

Geography[edit]

La Feria is located in western Cameron County at 26°9′30″N 97°49′30″W / 26.15833°N 97.82500°W / 26.15833; -97.82500 (26.158253, -97.824973).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.3 km2), of which 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.69%, is covered by water.[5]

In 2004, the city annexed the Arroyo Alto CDP, increasing the population of the city by roughly 300 people.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920236
19301,594575.4%
19401,6443.1%
19502,95279.6%
19603,0473.2%
19702,642−13.3%
19803,49532.3%
19904,36024.7%
20006,11540.3%
20107,30219.4%
2019 (est.)7,230[2]−1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, 6,115 people, 2,021 households, and 1,620 families were residing in the city. The population density was 3,075.1 people/sq mi (1,186.4/km2). The 2,895 housing units averaged 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, 20.76% from other races, and 3.32% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 77.45% of the population.

Of the 2,021 households, 35.3% had children under 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 not families. About 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.03, and the average family size was 3.44.

In the city, the age istribution was 30.6% under 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,660, and for a family was $28,832. Males had a median income of $22,933 versus $15,497 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,064. About 21.9% of families and 29.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.1% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the La Feria Post Office.[9]

Education[edit]

La Feria is served by the La Feria Independent School District. In addition, residents may apply to magnet schools in the South Texas Independent School District.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, La Feria has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[10]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): La Feria city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ US Census change list Archived 2006-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Post Office Location - LA FERIA Archived 2010-10-03 at the Wayback Machine." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for La Feria, Texas
  11. ^ 'Edward Nordman, Ex-Assemblyman, Dies at 75,' Wisconsin State Journal, January 22, 1939, pg. 24

External links[edit]