Laguna Vista, Texas

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Laguna Vista, Texas

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High Points

Laguna Vista strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

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College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Laguna Vista College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Laguna Vista Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Laguna Vista, Texas

Comparing Laguna Vista to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 5
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Age of the Population 2 4
Senior Citizens 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 10 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
Median Family Income 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 8
People Above Poverty 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 3
People Living Alone 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 8
Low Property Crime 5 7

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Laguna Vista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NE of Brownsville, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles S of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Cameron
Metro Area Brownsville - Harlingen - San Benito
Standard Zip Codes 78578
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.1
Longitude -97.29

Laguna Vista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 67 F
Apr Temp 67 to 79 F
Jul Temp 78 to 89 F
Oct Temp 70 to 83 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 84 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches
Distance 58.9 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 70 F
Apr Temp 66 to 86 F
Jul Temp 76 to 96 F
Oct Temp 66 to 86 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
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Laguna Vista Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,658 100%
Male 784 47.3%
Female 874 52.7%
Under 18 507 30.6%
18+ 1,151 69.4%
65+ 149 9%
Median Age 33.4
Average Family Size 3.22
White 1,394 84.1%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 10 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 201 12.1%
Mixed Race 43 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 816 49.2%

Estimated Laguna Vista Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,600
Growth 942
Growth % 56.8%

Laguna Vista Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.7%
German 8.9%
Irish 6.1%
English 5.9%
US/American 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Scottish 2.2%
Swedish 1.9%
Polish 1.9%
Italian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Austrian 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
Danish 1%
French Canadian 1%
Russian 0.8%
Finnish 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
British 0.4%
African 0.2%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Laguna Vista, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bahia Mar (78578)
Isabel (78578)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Laguna Vista 1,658 $48,304
Brownsville 139,722 $26,186
Los Fresnos 4,512 $27,670
Port Isabel 4,865 $26,077
Rancho Viejo 1,754 $73,036
Rio Hondo 1,942 $27,941
South Padre Island 2,422 $53,250

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