Port Lavaca, Texas

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Population in 2012: 12,300 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 6,086  (49.5%)
Females: 6,214  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77979.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,526 (it was $33,626 in 2000)
Port Lavaca:

$42,526
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,631 (it was $15,431 in 2000)

Port Lavaca city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,217 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Port Lavaca:

$77,217
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $78,350; Detached houses: $87,332; Townhouses or other attached units: $59,082; In 2-unit structures: $83,390; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $63,734; Mobile homes: $22,425; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,748

Median gross rent in 2012: $722.

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  • Hispanic - 7,504 (59.4%)
  • White alone - 3,846 (30.4%)
  • Two or more races - 489 (3.9%)
  • Asian alone - 484 (3.8%)
  • Black alone - 415 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.02%)

Races in Port Lavaca detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Port Lavaca: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.2%), Irish (6.0%), English (4.6%), United States (2.9%), Scottish (1.8%), Czech (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 9.79 square miles.

Population density: 1,257 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Port Lavaca,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Port Lavaca:

  • High school or higher: 72.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Lavaca city:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

1,448 residents are foreign born (3.0% Asia).

This city:  11.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Port Lavaca, Texas as of January 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Port Lavaca to the number of sex offenders is 286 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,657 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $738 (1.1%)

Port Lavaca satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Victoria, TX (26.1 miles , pop. 60,603).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (76.6 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (109.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Point Comfort, TX (2.5 miles ), Kamey-Six Mile, TX (2.9 miles ), Placedo, TX (3.6 miles ), Vanderbilt, TX (3.8 miles ), Seadrift, TX (3.9 miles ), Lolita, TX (4.0 miles ), Bloomington, TX (4.0 miles ), Port O'Connor, TX (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $279,600
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2003: 28 buildings, average cost: $53,000
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $295,100
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 28.62 N, Longitude: 96.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -109 (-0.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,487 (49.0%)

Area code: 361

Port Lavaca household income distribution Port Lavaca home values distribution

Crime rates in Port Lavaca by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 020130000100
per 100,000 0.016.20.08.224.90.00.00.00.08.80.00.0
Rapes 22915345103231312
per 100,000 171.373.1119.324.733.241.883.125.717.626.4114.096.0
Robberies 973452211146
per 100,000 70.156.923.933.041.416.716.68.68.88.835.148.0
Assaults 3929191327261916335910263
per 100,000 303.7235.6151.1107.2223.8217.5158.0137.2290.0518.7894.3503.8
Burglaries 10577117116127836790796172107
per 100,000 817.7625.6930.7956.71052.7694.4557.1772.0694.3536.3631.3855.6
Thefts 354349306315294272224284193213266357
per 100,000 2756.82835.62434.22597.92437.02275.81862.52436.11696.11872.52332.32854.6
Auto thefts 453835202030262616151318
per 100,000 350.4308.7278.4164.9165.8251.0216.2223.0140.6131.9114.0143.9
Arson 312110111032
per 100,000 23.48.115.98.28.30.08.38.68.80.026.316.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 425.8346.4326.4258.7326.7248.4240.3226.0208.0275.4439.0387.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Port Lavaca detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +628 (+5.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Port Lavaca: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Port Lavaca, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Port Lavaca-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/5/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Port Lavaca city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/9/1966, a category F3 tornado 24.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Port Lavaca-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from Port Lavaca center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 421.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 391.8 miles away from Port Lavaca center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 395.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Port Lavaca topographic map

Birthplace of: Brucene Smith - Miss International 1974, Cody Spencer - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Jun 1, 1981), Pete Orta - Musisian, Nelva Gonzales Ramos - Judge of the District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Hospitals and medical centers in Port Lavaca:

  • CALHOUN HOME (102 BURNET RD)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 815 N VIRGINIA STREET)
  • PORT LAVACA DIALYSIS (1300 NORTH VIRGINIA STREET)
  • CALHOUN HOME HEALTH LLC (128 N COMMERCE ST)
  • COASTAL HEALTHCARE CENTER (524 VILLAGE RD)
  • PORT LAVACA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (524 VILLAGE RD)

Airports and heliports located in Port Lavaca:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Lavaca:

  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 26 miles; Victoria, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,110)
  • Victoria College (about 26 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 60 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)
  • Coastal Bend College (about 70 miles; Beeville, TX; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 76 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 76 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Brazosport College (about 80 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; FT enrollment: 2,573)

Public high schools in Port Lavaca:

Public elementary/middle schools in Port Lavaca:

Private elementary/middle school in Port Lavaca:

  • OUR LADY OF THE GULF CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 301 S SAN ANTONIO ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Port Lavaca

Library in Port Lavaca:

  • CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $494,695; Location: 200 W MAHAN ST; 108,881 books; 2,108 audio materials; 6,472 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 150 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • As of 2001 there is no longer a Cornerstone Christian Academy.
  • Private School: Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School, Grades K-8 - a fully accredited school by the TCCED
  • New information website for Port Lavaca, Alamo Beach and Magnolia Beach http://matagordabaytexas.com http://www.city-data.com/city/Port-Lavaca-Texas.html
  • Hope High School is only grades 10-12

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Notable locations in Port Lavaca: Lavaca Causeway Marina (A), Nautical Landing Marina (B), Port Lavaca Fire Department Station 1 (C), Port Lavaca Fire Department Station 2 (D), Port Lavaca Fire Marshal's Office (E), Calhoun County Sheriff's Office (F), Port Lavaca Police Department (G), Calhoun County Courthouse (H), Calhoun County Museum (I), Calhoun County Emergency Medical Service (J), A C Louwien Bakery (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Port Lavaca include: Christ Community Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Episcopal Church Grace Parish (C), Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church (D), Second Baptist Church (E), Saint Joseph Baptist Church (F), Parkway by the Bay Baptist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Alamo Heights Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Port Lavaca Cemetery (1), Ranger Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lynn Bayou (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Port Lavaca include: Tilley Park (1), Fishing Pier Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: B & B Top Water Guide Service (Tours & Charters; 313 Hallamon Road).

Hotels: Best Western Port Lavaca (2202 State Highway 35 North), Chaparral Motel (2086 State Highway 35 North).

Courts: Calhoun County Court At Law Coordinator (38 County Road 101), Port Lavaca City - Municipal Court (201 North Colorado).

Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Port Lavaca and their reported violations in the past:

CALHOUN COUNTY RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 3336, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
SHOALWATER FLATS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 171, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Notification, Public - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In APR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.2% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 26.2% for other race residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Port Lavaca in 2010:

  • 130 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Port Lavaca in 2000:

  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Port Lavaca, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Port Lavaca compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Port Lavaca (2011 data):

  • Capital One, National Association: Port Lavaca Branch at 1329 North Virginia, branch established on 1954/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Port Lavaca Wal-Mart Branch at 400 Tiny Browning Blvd., branch established on 2005/05/18. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Prosperity Bank: Port Lavaca Branch at 1107 North Highway 35, branch established on 1949/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Port Lavaca Branch at 699 State Hwy 35 S, branch established on 1991/10/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank in Port Lavaca: First National Bank In Port Lavaca at 1101 Hwy 35 Bypass South, branch established on 1957/11/13. Info updated 2006/09/19: Bank assets: $217.3 mil, Deposits: $188.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bauer Management, Inc.
  • First Victoria National Bank: Port Lavaca Branch at 618 Virginia, branch established on 1996/02/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,911.3 mil, Deposits: $1,700.2 mil, headquarters in Victoria, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Mow/Rpw Ii, Ltd.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Port Lavaca, Texas:

  • Executive Inn, 2007 N Hwy 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979 , Phone: (361) 552-1300, Fax: (361) 552-1399
  • La Quinta Inns & Suites, 910 State Hwy 35 N, Port Lavaca, TX 77979 , Phone: (361) 552-8800, Fax: (361) 552-9200
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2629 State Hwy 35 N, Port Lavaca, TX 77979 , Phone: (361) 552-5700, Fax: (361) 552-5755
  • Best Western Port Lavaca Inn, 2202 State Hwy 35 N, Port Lavaca, TX 77979 , Phone: (361) 553-6800, Fax: (361) 553-6900
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Port Lavaca, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Port Lavaca travel time to work - commute Port Lavaca mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (40%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Port Lavaca city (based on Calhoun County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.61%
Here: 55.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents43.2%28.3%11.2%7.4%3.6%
Congregations22.6%12.9%9.7%19.4%6.5%
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.4%1.4%0.6%0.5%0.5%
Congregations12.9%6.5%3.2%3.2%3.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Calhoun County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Calhoun County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Calhoun County:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

12.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

27.6%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.7%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$11,952$35,8560$0
Other Government Administration 12$19,894$19,8941$965
Judicial and Legal 2$2,890$17,3400$0
Police Protection - Officers 18$64,129$42,7530$0
Police - Other 6$12,970$25,9402$1,251
Firefighters 15$46,023$36,8180$0
Streets and Highways 10$22,352$26,8220$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 2$2,575
Sewerage 4$10,366$31,0980$0
Parks and Recreation 8$15,089$22,6340$0
Water Supply 9$17,670$23,5600$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,402$28,8240$0
Totals for Government 89$225,737$30,4365$4,791

7.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200530,541 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Victoria County, TX  1.45% ($25,103 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.69% ($50,783)
from Jackson County, TX  0.45% ($29,033)


7.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200628,689 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Victoria County, TX  1.78% ($29,076 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.39% ($26,115)
to Jackson County, TX  0.36% ($40,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Port Lavaca:

  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Port Lavaca:

  • KITE (93.3 FM; PORT LAVACA, TX; Owner: VICTORIA RADIOWORKS, LTD.)
  • KIXS (107.9 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSQ (94.5 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTXN-FM (98.7 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: COSMOPOLITAN ENTERPRISES OF VICTORIA)
  • KXGJ (101.7 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLUB (106.9 FM; BLOOMINGTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAT (105.1 FM; SEADRIFT, TX; Owner: WILLIAM E. CORDELL)
  • KVIC (95.1 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: VICTORIA RADIO WORKS, LTD.)
  • KZAM (104.7 FM; GANADO, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K220HF (91.9 FM; PORT LAVACA, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • KXBJ (89.3 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION OF VICTORIA, INC.)
  • KVRT (90.7 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SOUTH TX PUBLIC B/CSTNG SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KMKS (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: SANDLIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Port Lavaca:

  • KVCT (Channel 19; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SURTSEY PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • KAVU-TV (Channel 25; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUNU-LP (Channel 21; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KVTX-LP (Channel 45; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KXTS-LP (Channel 41; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBGS-LP (Channel 51; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCPV-LP (Channel 57; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KVHM-LP (Channel 31; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: HUMBERTO LOPEZ)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Port Lavaca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Port Lavaca)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 128 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Port Lavaca, TX)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Port Lavaca)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Port Lavaca)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 81
  • Hazardous Condition: 227
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Port Lavaca

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Port Lavaca, TX
Most common first names in Port Lavaca, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9576.8 years
John7074.2 years
William5870.5 years
James5673.9 years
Robert5068.4 years
Charles3773.4 years
Joe3371.2 years
Frank2971.4 years
Maria2576.0 years
Thomas2571.0 years
Most common last names in Port Lavaca, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez3772.8 years
Garcia3666.1 years
Williams3264.7 years
Garza3172.9 years
Smith2874.2 years
Boyd2579.2 years
Martinez2372.3 years
Gonzales2374.4 years
Jones2072.8 years
Brown2070.1 years
Businesses in Port Lavaca, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La Quinta1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless2SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen2T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS4
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Jones New York1YMCA1
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