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Overview

Introduction to Port Lavaca, Texas

Port Lavaca, Texas, in Calhoun county, is 26 miles SE of Victoria, Texas (center to center) and 73 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas. There are 12,035 residents in the city.

Port Lavaca History

Lavaca was founded as a result of the Linnville raid of 1840. The raid turned most of the houses in Linville into heaps of glowing ashes. People who moved out of the town helped bolster the population of Port Lavaca. The city became the county seat of Calhoun County, when the latter was established in 1846. In 1847, the area turned into a terminus for ships that sailed on the Morgan Lines.

Port Lavaca and nearby Attractions

  • Lavaca Causeway Marina
  • Alamo Heights Baptist Church
  • B & B Top Water Guide Service
  • Port Lavaca City - Municipal Court
  • Tilley Park
  • Branch Cemetery

Things To Do In Port Lavaca

The Alamo Heights Baptist Church is known as a House of Prayer and is a bastion of peace and serenity. The magnificent architecture of the church leaves visitors awestruck. Tilley Park provides a host of recreational activities for visitors. B & B Top Water Guide Service offers guided tours of the water bodies surrounding the city. The Lavaca Causeway Marina is well known for its boating facilities.

Port Lavaca Transportation

Victoria Regional Airport is close by.

Port Lavaca Higher Education

Victoria College, Wharton County Junior College, and Coastal Bend College provide higher education to residents of Port Lavaca.

People

Total Population 12,289
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 5,209
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $30,516
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,315
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,254

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,044
% Above Poverty Level 76.1%
% Below Poverty Level 23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 23%
Median Gross Rent $736
Median House Value $80,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 70.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 7.1%

Port Lavaca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles SE of Victoria, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Calhoun
Standard Zip Codes 77979
Phone Area Codes 361
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.614
Longitude -96.625

Port Lavaca Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station POINT COMFORT
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 65 F
Apr Temp 62 to 79 F
Jul Temp 78 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station PALACIOS MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 62 F
Apr Temp 61 to 76 F
Jul Temp 77 to 90 F
Oct Temp 62 to 81 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station VICTORIA RGNL AP
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 63 F
Apr Temp 60 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 93 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Port Lavaca, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clarks (77979)

Green Lake (77979)

Indianola (77979)

Kamey (77979)

Long Mott (77979)

Magnolia Beach (77979)

Olivia (77979)

Port Alto (77979)

Weedhaven (77979)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Austwell 157 $51,000

Port Lavaca Public Libraries

Library
Calhoun County Public Library
200 W MAHAN ST
Port Lavaca, Texas
(361) 552-7323
Library Web Site

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Port Lavaca Hospitals

MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
815 N VIRGINIA STREET
(361) 552-6713
Emergency Service: No

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Port Lavaca High Schools

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CALHOUN H S
201 SANDCRAB BLVD
361-552-3775
Serves 1,142 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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300 ALCOA DR #12
361-552-7084
A Non-traditional School
Serves 55 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

J J A E P
300 ALCOA DR #12
361-552-7084
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Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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