Lavaca, Arkansas

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Lavaca, Arkansas

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High Points

Lavaca strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Lavaca Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Lavaca People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 11% Lavaca Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Lavaca, Arkansas

Comparing Lavaca to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 9
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 8
Racial Diversity 4 3
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 10
People in Middle Class or Better 7 10
Median Family Income 7 9
College Educated Adults 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 2
Affordability of Rents 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Lavaca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles E of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Sebastian
Metro Area Fort Smith
Standard Zip Codes 72941
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.336
Longitude -94.173

Lavaca Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station OZARK
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
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Lavaca Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,825 100%
Male 879 48.2%
Female 946 51.8%
Under 18 527 28.9%
18+ 1,298 71.1%
65+ 160 8.8%
Median Age 32.6
Average Family Size 3.09
White 1,736 95.1%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 1.3%
Other 22 1.2%
Mixed Race 41 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 39 2.1%

Estimated Lavaca Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,059
Growth 234
Growth % 12.8%

Lavaca Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
Irish 11.9%
German 11.3%
English 9.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Italian 2.3%
Polish 1.1%
Scottish 1%
Dutch 0.7%
European 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Dutch West Indian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lavaca 1,825 $43,542
Alma 4,160 $34,068
Barling 4,176 $41,421
Central City 531 $43,958
Charleston 2,965 $39,598
Dyer 585 $28,500
Greenwood 7,112 $41,278
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Lavaca High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 259 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

Lavaca Colleges

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