La Joya, New Mexico

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La Joya, New Mexico
Census-designated place
La Joya, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
La Joya, New Mexico
La Joya, New Mexico
Coordinates: 34°20′46″N 106°50′44″W / 34.34611°N 106.84556°W / 34.34611; -106.84556Coordinates: 34°20′46″N 106°50′44″W / 34.34611°N 106.84556°W / 34.34611; -106.84556
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Socorro
Area[1]
 • Total 0.940 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Land 0.940 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,724 ft (1,440 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 82
 • Density 87/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87028
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 923616[3]

La Joya is a census-designated place in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States. The community is located on the east bank of the Rio Grande, 20 miles (32 km) north of Socorro.[3] Its population was 82 as of the 2010 census. La Joya has a post office with ZIP code 87028, which opened on February 28, 1883.[4][5]

La Joya was settled in 1598 by the Pino Indians, who built a pueblo at the site.[3]

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