Laguna Vista

Laguna Vista is on State Highway 100 and Farm Road 510 twenty miles east of San Benito and five miles northwest of Port Isabel overlooking Laguna Madre in eastern Cameron County. The community was settled in the early 1800s by Mexican salt traders who transported salt through the region to northern Mexico. Ranchers followed the traders, and eventually a community was formed. In July 1958 the citizens of the community voted forty-four to zero to incorporate. By 1983 the estimated population of Laguna Vista was 632. It was 1,166 in 1992. The population was 1,658 in 2000. The community was named for its proximity to Laguna Madre.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Laguna Vista
Pop. Year Source
3,520 2020 United States Census Bureau
3,280 2019 Texas Demographic Center
3,117 2010 United States Census Bureau
1,658 2000 United States Census Bureau
1,166 1990 United States Census Bureau