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Lavaca County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 20,541 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 19,210 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,291
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,796
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,012
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,721 (it was 1,657 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 970 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lavaca County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.7%), Manufacturing (17.4%), Retail trade (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Lavaca County, TX (2019)
    • 14,80772.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,92319.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,2766.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1981.0%Two or more races
    • 1000.5%Asian alone
    • 70.03%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 9,939  (48.4%)
Females: 10,602  (51.6%)
Average household size:
Lavaca County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,302 ($29,132 in 1999)
This county:

$56,302
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $601 (lower quartile is $453, upper quartile is $739)
This county:

$601
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $188,666 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Lavaca:

$188,666
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,390 - $311,287
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,320
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $427

Institutionalized population: 407

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 7

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 7
  • Auto thefts: 0
Lavaca County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,800
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $47,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2019: 18 buildings, average cost: $177,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Lavaca, TX residents
Average permit cost in Lavaca, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,052 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,482 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Lavaca, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lavaca, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lavaca, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.9%
Lavaca County:

9.9%
Texas:

13.6%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.8% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.7% for other race residents, 29.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.0 years old
(Males: 43.2 years old, Females: 44.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.0 years old, Black residents: 28.5 years old, American Indian residents: 20.9 years old, Asian residents: 41.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.5 years old, Other race residents: 30.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lavaca County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $639 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hallettsville, Shiner, Moulton.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lavaca County: Hacienda (A), Ingrum Ranch (B), Kennedy Windmill (C), Miraso Ranch (D), Palmer Ranch (E), Pulliam Ranch (F), Rosenow Ranch (G), Smyth Station (H), Smythe Ranch (I), Weirbush Ranch (J), Windmill Number Fifteen (K), Windmill Number Sixteen (L), Anthony C Ranch (M), Bankier Ranch (N), Bird Springs Ranch (O), Bunting Ranch (P), Camp Chalk Bluff (Q), Clayton Ranch (R), Crump Ranch (S), Diamond P Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Waresville Cemetery (1), Bear Creek Cemetery (2), Sabinal Cemetery (3), Davenport Cemetery (4), Brown Cemetery (5), Concan Cemetery (6), Cummins-Heard Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Black Waterhole (A), Edwards Waterhole (B), Mustang Waterhole (C), Double Waterhole (D), Twomile Waterhole (E), Eightmile Waterhole (F), Dawson Waterhole (G), Whites East Pit (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bravo Creek (A), Boon Slough (B), Blanco Creek (C), West Prong Flush Creek (D), Spring Creek (E), Saltmarsh Creek (F), Pecan Creek (G), Pailing Creek (H), Onion Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lavaca County include: Garner State Park (1), Fort Inge Historical Site County Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Austin County , Bexar County , Lafourche Parish, Louisiana , Frio County , Kerr County , Uvalde County , Victoria County , Zavala County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Lavaca, TX
County total employment by year in Lavaca, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Lavaca, TX

Current college students: 546
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,038 (21.2% naturalized citizens)

Lavaca County:

5.1%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1772010 or later
  • 3562000 to 2009
  • 2331990 to 1999
  • 1801980 to 1989
  • 681970 to 1979
  • 61Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.2%

Lavaca County marital status for males Lavaca County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,286
  • One, attached: 76
  • Two: 225
  • 3 or 4: 116
  • 5 to 9: 25
  • 10 to 19: 50
  • 20 to 49: 81
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 1,718
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 110

Housing units in Lavaca County with a mortgage: 2,077 (4 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,973

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lavaca County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,7988
Evangelical Protestant4,38723
Mainline Protestant1,48316
Black Protestant5964
Other5462
None--
Lavaca County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Lavaca County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Lavaca County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lavaca County:

11.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Lavaca County:

27.0%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.0%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Lavaca County:

Average size of farms: 210 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,959
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $53.91
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,854
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.66%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,650
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.94
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.66%
Corn for grain: 6834 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,701 acres

Tornado activity:

Lavaca County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 6864318.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/15/1996, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused $20,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lavaca County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from Lavaca County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from the county 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 386.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/1/2018 at 16:28:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 235.1 miles away from Lavaca County center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 335.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Hurricane Harvey, Incident Period: August 23, 2017 - September 15, 2017, FEMA Id: 4332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: October 17, 1998 to November 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1257: October 21, 1998, FEMA Id: 1257, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storm,Thunderstorms, Flooding, Incident Period: October 14, 1994 to November 08, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1041: October 18, 1994, FEMA Id: 1041, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lavaca County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lavaca

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,576 (78.9%)
  • Carpooled: 920 (13.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 61 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 140 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 368 (5.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (83%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • England (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lavaca County


  • Czech (19%)
  • German (17%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • American (6%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Lavaca County, Texas in 2000:

  • 440 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Lavaca County, Texas in 2010:

  • 369 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,202.

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,362 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.95% relocated from other counties in Texas ($53,407 average AGI)
0.32% relocated from other states ($1,953 average AGI)
Lavaca County:

0.32%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from DeWitt County, TX  1.01% ($35,859 average AGI)
from Victoria County, TX  0.74% ($48,316)
from Harris County, TX  0.63% ($71,653)
from Travis County, TX  0.30% ($73,261)
from Bexar County, TX  0.28% ($31,409)
from Fayette County, TX  0.28% ($45,091)
from Gonzales County, TX  0.28% ($42,273)


6.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.55% relocated to other counties in Texas ($52,019 average AGI)
0.54% relocated to other states ($2,834 average AGI)
Lavaca County:

0.54%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to DeWitt County, TX  1.02% ($35,848 average AGI)
to Victoria County, TX  0.63% ($41,612)
to Harris County, TX  0.35% ($44,852)
to Fayette County, TX  0.32% ($56,960)
to Gonzales County, TX  0.31% ($58,958)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Lavaca County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lavaca County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lavaca County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 17.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lavaca County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lavaca County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lavaca County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lavaca County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lavaca County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lavaca County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,605 (4,051 aged, 554 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 643 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lavaca County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (676)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (229)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (145)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (144)
  • Unspecified dementia (133)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (128)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (80)
  • Congestive heart failure (46)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (35)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,805
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 322
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,480

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,321
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,384

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,541
  • Male householders: 3,913 (892 living alone), Female householders: 4,150 (1,226 living alone)
  • 4,527 spouses (4,497 opposite-sex spouses), 419 unmarried partners, (407 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,987 children (5,589 natural, 121 adopted, 275 stepchildren), 317 grandchildren, 229 brothers or sisters, 128 parents, 23 foster children, 168 other relatives, 211 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 445

Size of family households: 2,888 2-persons, 1,041 3-persons, 1,023 4-persons, 530 5-persons, 152 6-persons, 101 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,119 1-person, 162 2-persons, 40 3-persons.

3,337 married couples with children.
1,033 single-parent households (166 men, 867 women).

84.0% of residents of Lavaca speak English at home.
13.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $147,191,000 ($7,769 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,491,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $64,568,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,804,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,992,000
Federal grants: $37,645,000
Federal procurement contracts: $859,000 ($7,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,324,000 ($21,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $14,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,873,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,091,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,263
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,435
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +73
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -165
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lavaca County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built in Lavaca County, Texas
  • Year house built in Lavaca County, Texas
  • 5712014 or later
  • 2872010 to 2013
  • 1,3152000 to 2009
  • 1,3541990 to 1999
  • 1,2331980 to 1989
  • 1,3321970 to 1979
  • 1,1401960 to 1969
  • 1,2471950 to 1959
  • 7311940 to 1949
  • 1,4511939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lavaca County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lavaca County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lavaca County, Texas
  • 241 room
  • 652 rooms
  • 4413 rooms
  • 1,4344 rooms
  • 1,0975 rooms
  • 1,1016 rooms
  • 7097 rooms
  • 6248 rooms
  • 5239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lavaca County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lavaca County, Texas
  • 331 room
  • 1732 rooms
  • 5873 rooms
  • 4714 rooms
  • 3625 rooms
  • 2816 rooms
  • 717 rooms
  • 548 rooms
  • 489+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lavaca County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lavaca County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lavaca County, Texas
  • 24no bedroom
  • 1201 bedroom
  • 1,2672 bedrooms
  • 3,4363 bedrooms
  • 9384 bedrooms
  • 1595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lavaca County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lavaca County, Texas
  • 33no bedroom
  • 3151 bedroom
  • 8852 bedrooms
  • 6743 bedrooms
  • 1394 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lavaca County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lavaca County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lavaca County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 138no vehicle
  • 1,2591 vehicle
  • 2,5562 vehicles
  • 1,3963 vehicles
  • 4464 vehicles
  • 1915+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lavaca County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lavaca County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 329no vehicle
  • 8211 vehicle
  • 6642 vehicles
  • 2273 vehicles
  • 14 vehicles
  • 455+ vehicles

85.7% of Lavaca County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Texas.

Lavaca County:

85.7%
State average:

84.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 17,341
  • Other state: 2,076
  • Northeast: 229
  • Midwest: 774
  • South: 578
  • West: 492
Year householders moved into unit in Lavaca County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lavaca County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.9%Electricity
  • 22.7%Utility gas
  • 16.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.8%Electricity
  • 23.9%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 257
Here:

11.3%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 132
Here:

13.8%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lavaca County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,656,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,340,000
    Police Protection: $2,829,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,681,000
    General - Other: $1,538,000
    Financial Administration: $1,184,000
    Health - Other: $1,116,000
    Central Staff Services: $668,000
    Correctional Institutions: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $220,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $175,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $129,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $755,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $405,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $932,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $225,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $14,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,004,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $714,000
    Highways: $588,000
    General Local Government Support: $70,000
    Health and Hospitals: $29,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,107,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $887,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $180,000

Lavaca County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,656,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,340,000
    Police Protection: $2,829,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,681,000
    General - Other: $1,538,000
    Financial Administration: $1,184,000
    Health - Other: $1,116,000
    Central Staff Services: $668,000
    Correctional Institutions: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $220,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $175,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $129,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $755,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $405,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $932,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $225,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $14,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,004,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $714,000
    Highways: $588,000
    General Local Government Support: $70,000
    Health and Hospitals: $29,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,107,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $887,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $180,000

Lavaca County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,656,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,340,000
    Police Protection: $2,829,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,681,000
    General - Other: $1,538,000
    Financial Administration: $1,184,000
    Health - Other: $1,116,000
    Central Staff Services: $668,000
    Correctional Institutions: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $220,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $175,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $129,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $755,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $405,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $932,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $225,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $14,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,004,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $714,000
    Highways: $588,000
    General Local Government Support: $70,000
    Health and Hospitals: $29,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,107,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $887,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $180,000

Lavaca County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,656,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,340,000
    Police Protection: $2,829,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,681,000
    General - Other: $1,538,000
    Financial Administration: $1,184,000
    Health - Other: $1,116,000
    Central Staff Services: $668,000
    Correctional Institutions: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $220,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $175,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $129,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $755,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $405,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $932,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $225,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $14,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,004,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $714,000
    Highways: $588,000
    General Local Government Support: $70,000
    Health and Hospitals: $29,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,107,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $887,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $180,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 456
  • Number of aged recipients: 121
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 335
  • Number of recipients under 18: 62
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 216
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 178
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 224
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 159
Most common first names in Lavaca County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary23184.5 years
Frank18079.9 years
John18078.7 years
Annie15783.5 years
Joe14478.9 years
Henry10276.5 years
William8778.2 years
Louis8078.8 years
Frances8085.5 years
Willie7978.4 years
Most common last names in Lavaca County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Janak7977.9 years
Wagner3679.4 years
Darilek3684.2 years
Appelt3584.1 years
Brown3478.7 years
Grahmann3279.4 years
Meyer2783.3 years
Schaefer2579.3 years
Novak2583.0 years
Johnson2579.1 years
Businesses in Lavaca County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1