Laguna Beach, Florida

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Population in 2010: 3,932. Population change since 2000: +35.2%
Males: 1,958  (49.8%)
Females: 1,974  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32413.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,170 (it was $34,875 in 2000)
Laguna Beach:

$40,170
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,816 (it was $18,209 in 2000)

Laguna Beach CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $169,186 (it was $105,000 in 2000)
Laguna Beach:

$169,186
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $339,158; Detached houses: $351,065; Townhouses or other attached units: $170,941; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $654,793; Mobile homes: $111,216

Median gross rent in 2012: $875.

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  • White alone - 2,885 (87.7%)
  • Two or more races - 114 (3.5%)
  • Hispanic - 99 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 97 (2.9%)
  • Black alone - 47 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 42 (1.3%)

Races in Laguna Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Laguna Beach: 89.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (14.3%), German (13.7%), Irish (10.6%), United States (10.1%), French (5.4%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 7 feet

Land area: 2.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,537 people per square mile   (low).

Laguna Beach,FL real estate house value index trend

Laguna Beach, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Laguna Beach:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laguna Beach CDP:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 25.8%

149 residents are foreign born (1.2% North America, 0.9% Africa, 0.8% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This place:  4.5%
Florida:  19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,934 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $961 (0.6%)

Laguna Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (61.9 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (147.5 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (566.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Panama City Beach, FL (2.5 miles ), Panama City Beaches, FL (2.6 miles ), Upper Grand Lagoon, FL (3.5 miles ), Lower Grand Lagoon, FL (3.6 miles ), Ebro, FL (3.7 miles ), Southport, FL (3.7 miles ), Pretty Bayou, FL (3.9 miles ), Panama City, FL (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 30.25 N, Longitude: 85.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

Laguna Beach household income distribution Laguna Beach home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Laguna Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Laguna Beach, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Laguna Beach-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Laguna Beach place center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 tornado 28.8 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laguna Beach-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 279.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from Laguna Beach center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 307.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 231.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 294.1 miles away from Laguna Beach center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 203.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bay County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Tropical Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Laguna Beach:

  • BAY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PANAMA CITY, FL)
  • BAYSHORE CLUSTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PANAMA CITY, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laguna Beach:

  • Gulf Coast State College (about 14 miles; Panama City, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,474)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 38 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 73 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Pensacola State College (about 77 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 79 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 80 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 95 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)

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Notable location: West End Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 45.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 8.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.99
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.0%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.3%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Laguna Beach, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Laguna Beach compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Laguna Beach travel time to work - commute Laguna Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Laguna Beach CDP (based on Bay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.47%
Here: 41.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodLutheran Church
Adherents45.4%15.7%11.4%6.2%2.5%
Congregations21.8%10.2%4.8%12.9%2.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.4%2.3%2.2%2.0%9.8%
Congregations3.4%3.4%6.1%3.4%31.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 30
Bay County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Bay County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 83
Bay County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 150
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Bay County:

25.0%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.4%
State:

14.0%

9.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.18%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.46% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,672 average AGI)
Bay County:

0.46%
Florida average:

0.22%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washington County, FL  0.27% ($23,976 average AGI)
from Okaloosa County, FL  0.25% ($51,679)
from Gulf County, FL  0.19% ($25,655)


8.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.39% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,656 average AGI)
Bay County:

0.39%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Washington County, FL  0.37% ($36,996 average AGI)
to Leon County, FL  0.24% ($27,262)
to Gulf County, FL  0.19% ($31,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laguna Beach:

  • WDIZ (590 AM; 3 kW; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTG (1430 AM; 5 kW; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: HOUR GROUP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKGC (1480 AM; 1 kW; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WPCF (1290 AM; 0 kW; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYBT (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL; Owner: BLOUNTSTOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBZR (1120 AM; daytime; 2 kW; DESTIN, FL; Owner: DESTINY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laguna Beach:

  • WKGC-FM (90.7 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WFSW (89.1 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVVE (100.1 FM; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WILN (105.9 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WASJ (105.1 FM; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WFSY (98.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLHR (107.9 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WYYX (97.7 FM; BONIFAY, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAP-FM (92.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYOO (101.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WMXP (103.5 FM; CALLAWAY, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXZ (103.1 FM; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRBA (95.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, FL; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.)
  • WWAV (102.1 FM; SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Laguna Beach:

  • WPCT (Channel 46; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W17CG (Channel 17; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WFSG (Channel 56; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF FLORIDA)
  • W36BU (Channel 36; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WPCY-LP (Channel 26; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMBB (Channel 13; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W14CN (Channel 14; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WPGX (Channel 28; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WBIF (Channel 51; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MARIANNA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WJHG-TV (Channel 7; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WJHG LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WPFN-CA (Channel 22; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W50BP (Channel 50; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54CU (Channel 54; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: GARNER GARY W B-8M (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3761G , Serial Number: 2000, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 02/20/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 7044, Laguna Beach, FL 32413

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$177,34243$209,34541$243,1122$81,83550$245,3911$69,840
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$151,7804$204,6385$211,6220$05$218,4380$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$169,02416$180,48830$231,6172$46,24029$213,6121$58,630
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$221,68010$203,58516$214,5031$89,90016$217,2920$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$170,7303$217,6970$02$232,9450$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0027.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$176,4501$111,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$199,6500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$86,4300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0027.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Laguna Beach on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Administrative and support and waste management services"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations:"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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