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
 • 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 UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code 87028
Area code(s) 505
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 Piro Indians, who built a pueblo at the site.[3]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b c "La Joya". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 

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