Laguna Vista, Texas

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Laguna Vista, Texas
Town
Location of Laguna Vista, Texas
Location of Laguna Vista, Texas
Cameron County LagunaVista.svg
Coordinates: 26°6′12″N 97°17′46″W / 26.10333°N 97.29611°W / 26.10333; -97.29611Coordinates: 26°6′12″N 97°17′46″W / 26.10333°N 97.29611°W / 26.10333; -97.29611
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,117
 • Density 760.1/sq mi (293.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78578
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-40336[1]
GNIS feature ID 1374437[2]

Laguna Vista is a town in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,117 at the 2010 census. It is included as part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.

Geography[edit]

Laguna Vista is located at 26°6′12″N 97°17′46″W / 26.10333°N 97.29611°W / 26.10333; -97.29611 (26.103381, -97.296053)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,658 people, 579 households, and 471 families residing in the town. The population density was 760.1 people per square mile (293.7/km²). There were 695 housing units at an average density of 318.6 per square mile (123.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.08% White, 0.30% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 12.12% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.22% of the population.

There were 579 households out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,641, and the median income for a family was $48,304. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $28,403 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,924. About 9.3% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Children living in Laguna Vista are zoned to schools in Point Isabel Independent School District. Children go to Garriga Elementary School (Grades K-2), Derry Elementary School, (3-5), Port Isabel Junior High School (6-8), and Port Isabel High School (9-12). All of the schools are in Port Isabel.

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve Laguna Vista and many surrounding communities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.