Lavaca County TX Information


Lavaca County Subdivisions

Lavaca County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,770
Population in Households 20,361
Population in Familes 17,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 409
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 8,283
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 5,701
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,992 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,286 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,997 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,709 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $103,236
Average Home Value $166,907


Median Household Income $48,258
Average Household Income $63,962
Per Capita Income $25,845
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 1.33%
Households 0.95% 1.25%
Families 0.85% 1.19%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.


Lavaca County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lavaca County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents 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 # 120 53rd
Population Density1 # 133 48th
Diversity Index2 # 184 28th
Median Household Income # 90 65th
Per Capita Income # 66 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.