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Laguna Vista, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Laguna Vista had a population of 3,738 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Laguna Vista is located at latitude 26.1059 and longitude -97.2963 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Laguna Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Laguna Vista (GNIS ID: 2412859) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laguna Vista 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 Vista, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,738
Population in Households 3,524
Population in Familes 3,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 214
Population Density1 774
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 1,484
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,126
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,006 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 478 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 516 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $182,570
Average Home Value $228,557


Median Household Income $47,178
Average Household Income $75,157
Per Capita Income $27,520
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.76%
Households 0.71% 0.81%
Families 0.96% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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 Vista, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laguna Vista 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 # 486 72nd
Population Density1 # 886 49th
Diversity Index2 # 539 69th
Median Household Income # 751 57th
Per Capita Income # 460 74th

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