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Port Lavaca, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Port Lavaca had a population of 12,896 as of July 1, 2016. Port Lavaca ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Lavaca is located at latitude 28.618 and longitude -96.6283 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Lavaca (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.15 sq. miles and a water area of 3.96 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Port Lavaca (GNIS ID: 2411464) 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 City of Port Lavaca is located within Port Lavaca Division of Calhoun County.

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


Total Population 12,896
Population in Households 12,705
Population in Familes 10,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 191
Population Density1 1,271
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 4,385
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 3,185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,709 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,676 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 758 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $90,117
Average Home Value $121,160


Median Household Income $45,036
Average Household Income $59,917
Per Capita Income $20,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.94%
Households 0.6% 0.8%
Families 0.62% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Port Lavaca, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Lavaca 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 # 214 88th
Population Density1 # 552 68th
Diversity Index2 # 280 84th
Median Household Income # 840 52nd
Per Capita Income # 1069 39th

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