Laguna Vista, Texas

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Laguna Vista, Texas
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
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCameron
Area
 • Total4.95 sq mi (12.82 km2)
 • Land4.83 sq mi (12.50 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,117
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
3,180
 • Density658.79/sq mi (254.38/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78578
Area code956
FIPS code48-40336[3]
GNIS feature ID1374437[4]
Websitehttp://lvtexas.com/

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).[5]

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]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960141
1970287103.5%
1980632120.2%
19901,16684.5%
20001,65842.2%
20103,11788.0%
2019 (est.)3,180[2]2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2020 census[edit]

Laguna Vista racial composition[7]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,716 48.75%
Black or African American (NH) 14 0.4%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 10 0.28%
Asian (NH) 27 0.77%
Some Other Race (NH) 12 0.34%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 61 1.73%
Hispanic or Latino 1,680 47.73%
Total 3,520

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,520 people, 1,367 households, and 965 families residing in the town.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 1,658 people, 579 households, and 471 families 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%.[3]

Of the 579 households 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 households were one person and 5.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.22.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 family income 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 Derry Elementary School, (PK–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. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  8. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  9. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[8][9]