Lavaca County TX Information


Lavaca County Subdivisions

Lavaca County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,489
Daytime Population: Workers 7,059
Daytime Population: Residents 11,772
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,831
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 20,080
Population in Familes 16,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 409
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $51,071
Average Household Income $67,659
Per Capita Income $27,562


Total Housing Units 10,986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,275 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,968 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,743 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $113,545
Average Home Value $169,315


Total Households 8,243
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,678
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.85% 0.91%
Households 0.75% 0.84%
Families 0.67% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.86%


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, 2017 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 # 121 53rd
Population Density # 132 48th
Diversity Index # 180 30th
Median Household Income # 82 68th
Per Capita Income # 63 76th

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