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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,374
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+5,551
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,515
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,610
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,069

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,690
% Above Poverty Level77.7%
% Below Poverty Level22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone26.6%
Median Gross Rent$711
Median House Value$90,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.4%
German8.8%
Irish3.9%
English3.5%
Czech2.3%
Scottish1.6%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Polish1.1%
Canadian0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Iraqi0.3%
Arab0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Port Lavaca Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County
Standard Zip Codes77979
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude28.61
Approximate Longitude-96.62

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)

StationPOINT COMFORT
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp46 to 65 F
Apr Temp62 to 79 F
Jul Temp78 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 83 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationPALACIOS MUNICIPAL AP
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp44 to 62 F
Apr Temp61 to 76 F
Jul Temp77 to 90 F
Oct Temp62 to 81 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationVICTORIA RGNL AP
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp44 to 63 F
Apr Temp60 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 93 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Austwell133$42,344

Port Lavaca Public Libraries

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

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Port Lavaca Hospitals

Memorial Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
815 North Virginia Street

Port Lavaca Public Schools

Travis Middle
705 N Nueces St
ZIP: 77979
(361) 552-3784
Middle
Total Enrollment 854
Hope H S
300 Alcoa Dr 12
ZIP: 77979
(361) 552-7084
High
Total Enrollment 26
Hope Alternative H S
300 Alcoa
ZIP: 77979
(361) 782-3573
Harrison/jefferson/madison Complex
605 N Commerce St
ZIP: 77979
(361) 552-5253
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Jackson/roosevelt Complex
1512 Jackson St
ZIP: 77979
(361) 552-3317
Primary
Total Enrollment 958
Calhoun H S
201 Sandcrab Blvd
ZIP: 77979
(361) 552-3775
High
Total Enrollment 1185

Port Lavaca Private Schools

Our Lady Of The Gulf Catholic School
301 S San Antonio St
ZIP: 77979
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
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