La Feria is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,338 people and three constituent neighborhoods, La Feria is the 272nd largest community in Texas.
La Feria is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, La Feria is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Feria who work in office and administrative support (15.57%), healthcare suport services (9.90%), and healthcare (9.03%).
Being a small city, La Feria does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in La Feria with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.45% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Feria in 2010 was $17,000, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,000 for a family of four. However, La Feria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. La Feria also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.70% of its population below the federal poverty line.
La Feria is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Feria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in La Feria, accounting for 88.07% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of La Feria residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in La Feria include Irish, Dutch, English, and Swedish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of La Feria's cultural character, accounting for 19.69% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in La Feria is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.