The City of Port Lavaca had a population of 12,531 as of July 1, 2020. 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 28.615 and longitude -96.6261 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Lavaca 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Lavaca: La Vaca, Lavaca.
|Total Population||12,531 (100%)|
|Population in Households||12,341 (98.5%)|
|Population in Families||10,491 (83.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||190 ( 1.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$52,547|
|Average Household Income||$70,078|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||9%|
|Per Capita Income||$24,018|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||5,100 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,681 (52.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,612 (31.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||807 (15.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$107,339|
|Average Home Value||$127,547|
|Housing Affordability Index3||249|
|Average Household Size||2.87|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.02%|
|Per Capita Income||1.93%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.3%|
The table below compares Port Lavaca to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 230||87th|
|Population Density||# 591||66th|
|Median Household Income||# 818||53rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 1111||64th|
|Per Capita Income||# 943||46th|
|Diversity Index||# 285||84th|
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