Port Lavaca, Texas


Port Lavaca, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Port Lavaca, Texas
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Calhoun

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area_total_km2 = 35.3
area_land_km2 = 25.3
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area_total_sq_mi = 13.6
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 12035
population_density_km2 = 474.9
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timezone = Central (CST)
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postal_code = 77979
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Port Lavaca is a city in Calhoun County, Texas, United States. The population was 12,035 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Calhoun CountyGR|6. It is a part of the Victoria, Texas, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

The city of Port Lavaca is located on Lavaca Bay, the western extension of Matagorda Bay.

Port Lavaca is located at coor dms|28|36|56|N|96|37|47|W|city (28.615635, -96.629741)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.6 square miles (35.3 km²), of which, 9.8 square miles (25.4 km²) of it is land and 3.8 square miles (10.0 km²) of it (28.23%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 12,035 people, 4,189 households, and 3,133 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,229.9 people per square mile (474.6/km²). There were 4,791 housing units at an average density of 489.6/sq mi (188.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.95% White, 4.05% African American, 0.47% Native American, 3.96% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 16.92% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.11% of the population. 38.5% of the white population are of Moravian (German/Czech) origin.

There were 4,189 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 100.0% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,626, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $35,526 versus $18,427 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,431. About 16.8% of families and 20.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Port Lavaca is served by the Calhoun County Independent School District.

Port Lavaca is served by two Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary schools: H.J.M Elementary School and Jackson/Roosevelt Elementary School.

All residents are zoned to Travis Middle School (grades 6 through 8) and Calhoun High School (9 through 12).

Hope High School is another high school, mainly for students with special needs.

Transportation

Calhoun County Airport, a general aviation airport, is located in unincorporated Calhoun County northwest of Port Lavaca.

References

External links

* [http://www.portlavacainfo.com Port Lavaca/Calhoun County Information and Events]
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/PP/hep7.html Handbook of Texas Online article]
* [http://TexasNatureCoast.com Texas Nature Coast Central Texas Gulf Coast & Port Lavaca Area Information]


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