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La Joya, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Socorro
Area
 • 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)
 • Total 82
 • Density 87.2/sq mi (33.68/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87028
Area code(s) 505
GNIS feature ID 923616

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. 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.

La Joya was settled in 1598 by the Piro Indians, who built a pueblo at the site.


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