Port Lavaca, Texas

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Population in 2017: 12,212 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 6,044  (49.5%)
Females: 6,168  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 77979.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,863 (it was $33,626 in 2000)
Port Lavaca:

$49,863
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,225 (it was $15,431 in 2000)

Port Lavaca city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,660 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Port Lavaca:

$112,660
TX:

$172,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $770.

March 2019 cost of living index in Port Lavaca: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.0% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 40.0% for other race residents, 18.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Port Lavaca, TX (2017)
    • 7,63158.7%Hispanic
    • 3,73128.7%White alone
    • 1,0488.1%Asian alone
    • 5944.6%Black alone
    • 590.5%Two or more races
    • 430.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 100.08%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 63 registered sex offenders living in Port Lavaca, Texas as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Port Lavaca is 203 to 1.


Crime rates in Port Lavaca by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.1)
1
(8.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(41.8)
10
(83.1)
3
(25.7)
2
(17.6)
3
(26.4)
13
(114.0)
12
(96.0)
13
(104.7)
11
(88.4)
19
(152.5)
17
(136.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(16.7)
2
(16.6)
1
(8.6)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.8)
4
(35.1)
6
(48.0)
1
(8.1)
5
(40.2)
6
(48.2)
3
(24.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(217.5)
19
(158.0)
16
(137.2)
33
(290.0)
59
(518.7)
102
(894.3)
63
(503.8)
70
(563.9)
85
(683.0)
85
(682.3)
64
(514.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
83
(694.4)
67
(557.1)
90
(772.0)
79
(694.3)
61
(536.3)
72
(631.3)
107
(855.6)
99
(797.5)
123
(988.3)
144
(1,156)
72
(579.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
272
(2,276)
224
(1,862)
284
(2,436)
193
(1,696)
213
(1,873)
266
(2,332)
357
(2,855)
236
(1,901)
194
(1,559)
266
(2,135)
140
(1,126)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(251.0)
26
(216.2)
26
(223.0)
16
(140.6)
15
(131.9)
13
(114.0)
18
(143.9)
23
(185.3)
28
(225.0)
19
(152.5)
23
(185.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.6)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.3)
2
(16.0)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.0)
2
(16.1)
1
(8.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)241.7233.9219.9202.4268.0427.2377.5361.8368.9483.5336.1

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Crime rate in Port Lavaca detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Texas average:

1.55
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Ancestries: American (5.2%), German (3.3%), English (1.8%), Czech (1.3%), Irish (1.1%), European (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 9.79 square miles.

Population density: 1,248 people per square mile   (low).

Port Lavaca, Texas map

1,596 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 2.9% Asia).

This city:

12.3%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,212 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,166 (1.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 28.62 N, Longitude: 96.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -841 (-6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,437 (41.2%)

Area code: 361

Distribution of median household income in Port Lavaca, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Port Lavaca, TX in 2017
Port Lavaca satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $195,200
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $168,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Port Lavaca, TX residents
Average permit cost in Port Lavaca, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Port Lavaca, TX
Historical housing units in Port Lavaca, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +628 (+5.5%).
Most common industries in Port Lavaca, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Chemicals (11.3%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.1%)
  • Chemicals (16.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.4%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.4%)
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.7%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Port Lavaca, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Engineers (3.9%)
  • Construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)

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 Port Lavaca 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 the city 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 Port Lavaca 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 the city 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 Port Lavaca 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 (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, 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

Hospitals and medical centers in Port Lavaca:

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

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:

  • CALHOUN H S (Students: 1,231, Location: 201 SANDCRAB BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • HOPE H S (Location: 300 ALCOA DR 12, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Port Lavaca:

Private elementary/middle school in Port Lavaca:

  • OUR LADY OF THE GULF CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 96, 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:

  • 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
  • As of 2001 there is no longer a Cornerstone Christian Academy.
  • Hope High School is only grades 10-12

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Port Lavaca:

Marital status in Port Lavaca, TX
  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Port Lavaca:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Port Lavaca
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,26726
Catholic3,1914
Mainline Protestant1,6128
Other8563
None9,455-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Calhoun County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

12.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

19.7%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Port Lavaca:

48.1%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Port Lavaca:

46.6%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Port Lavaca:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.6%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Port Lavaca:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Port Lavaca:

33.3%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Port Lavaca:

54.8%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Port Lavaca:

80.1%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Port Lavaca, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$62,999$44,4700$0
Firefighters 16$60,404$45,3030$0
Streets and Highways 11$26,893$29,3382$1,506
Sewerage 11$28,144$30,7030$0
Other Government Administration 9$23,958$31,9440$0
Other and Unallocable 9$22,311$29,7480$0
Police - Other 6$16,315$32,6303$841
Parks and Recreation 6$11,835$23,6701$921
Judicial and Legal 3$6,345$25,3800$0
Financial Administration 3$15,423$61,6920$0
Water Transport and Terminals 2$4,209$25,2540$0
Health 2$4,719$28,3140$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 95$283,555$35,8176$3,268

Port Lavaca government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $907,000 ($74.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000 ($8.19)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,626,000 ($133.15)
    Police Protection: $1,532,000 ($125.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,103,000 ($90.32)
    Sewerage: $1,061,000 ($86.88)
    General Public Buildings: $1,036,000 ($84.83)
    Regular Highways: $967,000 ($79.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $786,000 ($64.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $682,000 ($55.85)
    Central Staff Services: $427,000 ($34.97)
    Financial Administration: $311,000 ($25.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $152,000 ($12.45)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $137,000 ($11.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $131,000 ($10.73)
    Health - Other: $99,000 ($8.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $62,000 ($5.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $328,000 ($26.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $319,000 ($26.12)
    Water Utilities: $162,000 ($13.27)
    Regular Highways: $123,000 ($10.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000 ($7.94)
    Police Protection: $49,000 ($4.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,010,000 ($410.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $270,000 ($22.11)

Port Lavaca government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,964,000 ($160.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $737,000 ($60.35)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $420,000 ($34.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $240,000 ($19.65)
    Other: $7,000 ($0.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $926,000 ($75.83)
    General Revenue - Other: $207,000 ($16.95)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($4.75)
    Rents: $31,000 ($2.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,692,000 ($220.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $82,000 ($6.71)
    Highways: $36,000 ($2.95)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($0.90)
  • Tax - Property: $3,513,000 ($287.67)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,313,000 ($189.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $587,000 ($48.07)
    Public Utility License: $64,000 ($5.24)
    Amusements License: $34,000 ($2.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($0.49)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.33)

Port Lavaca government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,340,000 ($1010.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,725,000 ($960.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,880,000 ($235.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,265,000 ($185.47)

Port Lavaca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,781,000 ($882.82)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $177,000 ($14.49)

7.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Victoria County, TX  1.32% ($41,784 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.67% ($51,327)
from Jackson County, TX  0.37% ($46,414)


7.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,032 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Victoria County, TX  1.78% ($47,576 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.73% ($50,719)
to Jackson County, TX  0.56% ($54,136)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Port Lavaca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 1,453ft / 443mTotal length
  • $1,373,000Total costs
  • 146,380Total average daily traffic
  • 14,586Total average daily truck traffic
  • 205,080Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Port Lavaca, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Port Lavaca, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Port Lavaca)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 172 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Port Lavaca, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 35 (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: 65 (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: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2016 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2016 the average number of fires per year is 61. The highest number of reported fires - 117 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2014. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Port Lavaca, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (59.5%), and Structure Fires (22.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Port Lavaca, TX
    • 54259.5%Outside Fires
    • 20122.1%Structure Fires
    • 12613.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 424.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Port Lavaca, TX

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

  • Executive Inn, 2007 N Hwy 35, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 , Phone: (361) 552-1300, Fax: (361) 552-1399
  • La Quinta Inns & Suites, 910 State Hwy 35 N, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 , Phone: (361) 552-8800, Fax: (361) 552-9200
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2629 State Hwy 35 N, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 , Phone: (361) 552-5700, Fax: (361) 552-5755
  • Best Western Port Lavaca Inn, 2202 State Hwy 35 N, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 , Phone: (361) 553-6800, Fax: (361) 553-6900
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Port Lavaca, Texas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Port Lavaca, TX
  • 50.8%Electricity
  • 46.2%Utility gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Port Lavaca, TX
  • 70.9%Electricity
  • 24.0%Utility gas
  • 2.8%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Port Lavaca compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Port Lavaca on our top lists:

  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #60 (77979) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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