La Paloma-Lost Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nueces County, Texas, United States. The population was 408 at the 2010 census, up from 323 at the 2000 census.
La Paloma-Lost Creek is located at 27°43′05″N 97°44′30″W / 27.717921°N 97.741803°W / 27.717921; -97.741803 (27.717921, -97.741803).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 323 people, 76 households, and 65 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 38.9 people per square mile (15.0/km). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 11.1/sq mi (4.3/km). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.18% White, 4.02% African American, 0.31% Asian, 22.60% from other races, and 5.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 74.30% of the population.
There were 76 households out of which 55.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.2% were non-families. 9.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.88 and the average family size was 3.80.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 47.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 19 years. For every 100 females, there were 121.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,708, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $40,833 versus $25,893 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,955. About 22.2% of families and 34.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.