Lavaca, Arkansas Population 2024

2,572

Lavaca is a city located in Sebastian County Arkansas. Lavaca has a 2024 population of 2,572. Lavaca is currently growing at a rate of 1.38% annually and its population has increased by 4.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,457 in 2020.

The average household income in Lavaca is $91,620 with a poverty rate of 7.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lavaca is 31.4 years, 34.2 years for males, and 29.8 years for females.

Lavaca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lavaca was:

  • White: 90.76%
  • Two or more races: 8.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,157.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.68% (115)
The current population of Lavaca, Arkansas is 2,572 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,457.

Lavaca, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,23990.76%
Two or more races2068.35%
Black or African American120.49%
Native American100.41%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Lavaca Population by Race

Lavaca Population Pyramid 2024

Lavaca Median Age

31.4

Total

34.2

Male

29.8

Female

Lavaca Adults

There are 1,751 adults, (214 of whom are seniors) in Lavaca.

Lavaca Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

13.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lavaca Sex Ratio

Female1,36255.21%
Male1,10544.79%

Lavaca Population by Age

Lavaca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8422.9383.116.9
Married6213.2190.59.5
Non Family1311.577426
Female622.695050
Male283.5735.764.3
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3.17

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lavaca Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lavaca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lavaca Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Lavaca Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,734

Average Earnings

$56,568

Average Male

$36,118

Average Female

Lavaca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lavaca Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lavaca Language

99.52% of Lavaca residents speak only English, while 0.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Lavaca Language

Lavaca Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,1811225.59%
Multiple2067033.98%
Hispanic861011.63%
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7.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.77%

Male Poverty Rate

6.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lavaca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lavaca is Multiple, with 33.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lavaca is White, with 5.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.86%.

Lavaca Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.57%
High School8.47%
Some College5.4%
Bachelors or Greater
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Lavaca Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.1%
Female Employed3.64%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Lavaca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lavaca Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lavaca Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

68.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

79.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lavaca Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lavaca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lavaca Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lavaca Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

154

Number of Veterans

149

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Lavaca Veterans by War

count

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Lavaca Veterans by Age

count

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Lavaca Veterans by Race

Lavaca Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lavaca Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.6%

Labor Force Participation

73.9%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lavaca Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lavaca Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lavaca Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.96%

Born in Lavaca

99.55%

Native Born

0.45%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.55% of Lavaca residents were born in the United States, with 72.96% having been born in Arkansas. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lavaca Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,747351.29%
20282,712351.31%
20272,677351.32%
20262,642351.34%
20252,607351.36%
20242,572351.38%
20232,537351.4%
20222,502351.42%
20212,467100.41%
20202,457301.24%
20192,427-2-0.08%
20182,429-11-0.45%
20172,440140.58%
20162,42680.33%
20152,418220.92%
20142,396210.88%
20132,375180.76%
20122,357241.03%
20112,333291.26%
20102,304
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Lavaca Population by Year