Laguna Heights, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laguna Heights, Texas - Basic Facts

The Laguna Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 3,100 as of July 1, 2016. Laguna Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laguna Heights is located at latitude 26.0802 and longitude -97.2569 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the Laguna Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Laguna Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408525) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Laguna Heights Census Designated Place is located within East Cameron Division of Cameron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laguna Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Laguna Heights, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,100
Population in Households 3,100
Population in Familes 2,795
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 12,736
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 824
Average Household Size 3.76
Family Households 691
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 510 (56.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $71,023
Average Home Value $197,524


Median Household Income $21,832
Average Household Income $27,124
Per Capita Income $7,565
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.69%
Households 0.6% 0.69%
Families 0.14% 0.66%
Median Household Income   -1.76%
Per Capita Income   -0.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Laguna Heights, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laguna Heights to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 549 69th
Population Density1 # 5 100th
Diversity Index2 # 969 45th
Median Household Income # 1716 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1731 1st

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