La Homa, Texas

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La Homa, Texas
Census-designated place
Hidalgo County LaHoma.svg
Coordinates: 26°16′34″N 98°21′32″W / 26.27611°N 98.35889°W / 26.27611; -98.35889Coordinates: 26°16′34″N 98°21′32″W / 26.27611°N 98.35889°W / 26.27611; -98.35889
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Hidalgo
 • Total 6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)
 • Land 6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 164 ft (50 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,985
 • Density 1,521.6/sq mi (587.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 48-40342[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867552[2]

La Homa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 11,985 at the 2010 United States 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 (18 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 11,985 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.


La Homa is served by the La Joya Independent School District.[4][5]

Zoned schools include:

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