For population 25 years and over in Port Lavaca:
For population 15 years and over in Port Lavaca city:
1,391 residents are foreign born (3.1% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,657 (1.6%)
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 ).
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Latitude: 28.62 N, Longitude: 96.63 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: -111 (-0.9%)
Area code: 361
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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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).
Population change in the 1990s: +628 (+5.5%).
Work and jobs in Port Lavaca: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Port Lavaca, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Port Lavaca-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 19% greater 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 98% 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 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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.
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Local government website: www.portlavaca.org
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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:SHOALWATER FLATS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 171, Groundwater):
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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)
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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%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
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7.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,541 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,689 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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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:
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Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2014.