Lago Vista, Texas
|City of Lago Vista|
Location in the state of Texas
|• Total||15.2 sq mi (39.4 km2)|
|• Land||14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 3.95%|
|Elevation||774 ft (236 m)|
|• Density||640/sq mi (250/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1360825|
Lago Vista was incorporated in 1984 with a council-manager system of local government. As of November 12, 2015, Lago Vista City Councilmembers are as follows:
- Mayor Dale Mitchell
- Place 1 Rich Raley
- Place 2 Kevin Sullivan
- Place 3 Ed Tidwell
- Place 4 Ron Smith
- Place 5 Stephanie Smith
- Place 6 Vacant (Rodney Cox resigned 07/12/2016)
The seven members serve two year terms. The mayor and councilmembers place one, place three and place five are elected in odd years. Councilmembers place two, place four and place six are elected in even years. Lago Vista is represented in Texas House of Representatives by Republican Paul D. Workman. In the State Senate, Lago Vista is represented by Democrat Kirk Watson.
The City Manager is Melissa Byrne Vossmer.
Rusty Allen Airport (RYW) is a municipal airport on the northern edge of the city and is the second airport in Travis County behind Austin–Bergstrom International Airport. Lago Vista has a private single runway airport, which, for the month of September 2005, was the center of operations for relief flights for victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. Small planes from across the USA, and even Mexico, landed at Lago Vista's Rusty Allen Airport to pick up essential supplies which were directed to outlying communities not initially being served by government agency relief efforts. Lago Vista was the only General Aviation Center (GAC) airport in the country to support such flights.
The United States Postal Service operates the Lago Vista branch through the Leander Post Office.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square miles (39.4 km2), of which, 14.6 square miles (37.8 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (3.95%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,507 people, 1,944 households, and 1,364 families residing in the city. The population density was 517.3 people per square mile (199.8/km2). There were 2,155 housing units at an average density of 247.4/sq mi (95.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.01% White, 0.84% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.44% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.88% of the population.
There were 1,944 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.73.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $57,527, and the median income for a family was $62,114. Males had a median income of $48,550 versus $29,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,438. About 2.1% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Lago Vista is served by the Lago Vista Independent School District. Darren Webb is the Superintendent.
High school: Heather Stoner is Principal Justin Walker is Asst. Principal
Middle School: Paul Thailing is Principal, Stacie Davis is Asst. Principal
Elementary School: Michelle Jackson is Principal. Eric Holt is Asst. Principal
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Lago Vista, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Lago Vista Area Chamber of Commerce
- City of Lago Vista
- Lago Vista Public Library
- Rusty Allen Airport (RYW)
- Travis County Emergency Service District #1 County Fire/Ambulance
- Travis County Commissioner Precinct Three, Gerald Daugherty
- Capitol Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG)