La Joya is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 4,219 people and just one neighborhood, La Joya is the 415th largest community in Texas.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, La Joya is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.31% of the La Joya workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, La Joya is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Joya who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), teaching (11.38%) and sales jobs (10.05%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Being a small city, La Joya does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.