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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, La Feria is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Feria is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in La Feria who work in office and administrative support (18.14%), healthcare suport services (10.12%), and sales jobs (8.96%).
As is often the case in a small city, La Feria doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of La Feria has a very low overall level of education: only 8.80% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in La Feria in 2010 was $15,288, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,152 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 37.53% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call La Feria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Feria residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. La Feria also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 84.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Feria include English, Irish, Dutch, and Swedish.
La Feria also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.26%.
The most common language spoken in La Feria is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.