Laguna Heights, Texas

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Population in 2010: 3,488. Population change since 2000: +75.3%
Males: 1,493  (42.8%)
Females: 1,995  (57.2%)
Median resident age:  26.3 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip codes: 78578.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $24,182 (it was $18,083 in 2000)
Laguna Heights:

$24,182
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $9,291 (it was $6,538 in 2000)

Laguna Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $33,842 (it was $28,400 in 2000)
Laguna Heights:

$33,842
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $106,771; Detached houses: $195,919; Mobile homes: $23,885

Median gross rent in 2016: $684.

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  • Races in Laguna Heights, TX (2010)

    Laguna Heights races chart
    • 3,00686.2%Hispanic
    • 45313.0%White alone
    • 70.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 70.2%Two or more races
    • 50.1%Black alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Laguna Heights: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 12,624 people per square mile   (very high).

Laguna Heights,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Laguna Heights:

  • High school or higher: 41.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laguna Heights CDP:

  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 2.9%

1,541 residents are foreign born (45.2% Latin America).

This place:

45.2%
Texas:

16.7%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Laguna Heights, Texas as of December 11, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Laguna Heights to the number of sex offenders is 1,707 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,546 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $629 (3.7%)

Laguna Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brownsville, TX (17.6 miles , pop. 139,722).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (115.4 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (245.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: East Cameron, TX (1.3 miles ), Port Isabel, TX (1.6 miles ), Laguna Vista, TX (1.7 miles ), South Padre Island, TX (2.4 miles ), Bayview, TX (3.1 miles ), Del Mar Heights, TX (3.2 miles ), Chula Vista, TX (3.4 miles ), Chula Vista-Orason, TX (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 26.08 N, Longitude: 97.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Laguna Heights household income distribution Laguna Heights home values distribution

Property values in Laguna Heights, TX

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (42%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Laguna Heights, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Laguna Heights-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 295.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 196.3 miles away from Laguna Heights center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 472.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from Laguna Heights center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.2 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 Cameron County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laguna Heights topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Laguna Heights:

  • VALLEY CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF SOUTH TEXAS (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)

Amtrak station near Laguna Heights:

  • 20 miles: BROWNSVILLE (1134 E. ST. CHARLES) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

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

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 20 miles; Brownsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 28 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 59 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 63 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 108 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 114 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 117 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

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Cameron 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 2012 was 51.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.95
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 41.0%
(41.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

22.1
Texas average:

14.3

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

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Religion statistics for Laguna Heights CDP (based on Cameron County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Cameron County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
Here:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.0%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.5%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Laguna Heights:

27.3%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Laguna Heights:

12.9%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Laguna Heights:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Laguna Heights:

30.6%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Laguna Heights:

49.5%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Laguna Heights:

82.0%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Laguna Heights, TX Residents

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($788 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.57% ($27,792 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.33% ($25,197)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,668)


3.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,002 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.60% ($29,477 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.35% ($28,091)
to Bexar County, TX  0.31% ($36,574)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laguna Heights:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laguna Heights:

  • KNVO-FM (101.1 FM; PORT ISABEL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KESO (92.7 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZSP (95.3 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Laguna Heights:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)

Laguna Heights fatal accident list:

Feb 19, 2004 11:07 PM, Sr-100, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 22, 2003 07:28 AM, Sr-100, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1
Aug 2, 1996 12:25 AM, Pennsyivna, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 4, 1980 09:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Laguna Heights compared to Texas state average:

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