Port Lavaca, Texas Population 2022

11,419
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Port Lavaca is a city located in Calhoun County Texas. Port Lavaca has a 2020 population of 11,419. It is also the county seat of Calhoun County. Port Lavaca is currently declining at a rate of -0.60% annually and its population has decreased by -1.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,557 in 2010.

The average household income in Port Lavaca is $71,768 with a poverty rate of 10.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $649 per month, and the median house value is $102,900. The median age in Port Lavaca is 36.8 years, 36.8 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Port Lavaca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Port Lavacawas:

  • White: 75.33%
  • Asian: 8.98%
  • Two or more races: 6.54%
  • Other race: 5.73%
  • Black or African American: 3.30%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Port Lavaca, Texas is 11,419 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,557.

Port Lavaca, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201021,3130.00%
201121,359460.22%
201221,5752161.00%
201321,7291540.71%
201421,812830.38%
201521,887750.34%
201621,948610.28%
201721,712-236-1.09%
201821,504-208-0.97%
201921,290-214-1.01%
202021,076-214-1.02%
202120,862-214-1.03%

Port Lavaca Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,05175.33%
Black or African American3963.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.12%
Asian1,0798.98%
Some Other Race6895.73%
Two or More Races7866.54%
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Port Lavaca Population by Race

Port Lavaca Population Pyramid 2022

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Port Lavaca Median Age

36.2


Total

36.4


Male

36


Female

Port Lavaca Adults

There are 9,198 adults, (1,895 of whom are seniors) in Port Lavaca.

Port Lavaca Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Lavaca Sex Ratio

Female

5,919

49.26%

Male

6,096

50.74%

Port Lavaca Population by Age

Port Lavaca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Port Lavaca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male82.5%17.5%
Married74.8%25.2%
All68.6%31.4%
Non Family65%35%
Female48.3%51.7%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Port Lavaca Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3342.7168.6
Married2,2703.2374.8
Male1144.3782.5
Female5303.9348.3
Non Family1,4201.365

3.29

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Port Lavaca Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,07713.61%
9th to 12th Grade81010.24%
High School Graduate2,65433.54%
Some College1,37717.40%
Associates Degree6137.75%
Bachelors Degree7839.90%
Graduate Degree5997.57%
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Port Lavaca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Port Lavaca Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian786728504
White2,3622,230629
2+ Races39423622
Hispanic4,5022,850236
Other Race4333919
Native American1414
Black336291

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.12%.

Port Lavaca Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,392$49,072$26,957
Less Than 9th Grade$36,705$43,221$18,167
High School Graduate$33,898$53,041$23,295
Some College$35,597$42,763$27,456
Bachelors Degree$67,021$71,318$34,643
Graduate Degree$67,969$98,618$58,632

$39,392

Average Earnings

$49,072

Average Male

$26,957

Average Female

Port Lavaca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Port Lavaca Language by Age

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Port Lavaca Language

55.44% of Port Lavaca residents speak only English, while 44.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.78% of the population.

Port Lavaca Language

Port Lavaca Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3739124.40%
Hispanic7,6271,00313.15%
Asian1,07910910.10%
Multiple751334.39%
White2,7311164.25%
Other61NaN%

10.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.95%

Male Poverty Rate

11.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Lavaca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Lavaca is Black, with 24.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Lavaca is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.90%.

Port Lavaca Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.21%
High School7.66%
Some College9.40%
Bachelors or Greater5.07%

Port Lavaca Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.72%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed9.57%
Female Unemployed71.43%

Port Lavaca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Port Lavaca Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,817$71,997
Families$66,307$82,789
Married Families$75,447-
Non Families$36,941$47,137
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Income by Household Type

Port Lavaca Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Lavaca Married by Age and Sex

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Port Lavaca Marriage

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

Port Lavaca Marital Status by Race

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Port Lavaca Marital Status

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553

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War52
First Gulf War106
Vietnam218
Korea34
World War II93

Port Lavaca Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3428
35 to 54101
55 to 64102
65 to 74118
75+204

Port Lavaca Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4156.01%
Black6719.94%
Other Race91.69%
2+ Races6212.73%
Hispanic2143.91%

Port Lavaca Veterans by Race

Port Lavaca Veterans by Education

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6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Lavaca Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Port Lavaca Employment by Age

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Port Lavaca Employment by Race

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Port Lavaca Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.26%

Born in Port Lavaca

80.97%

Native Born

19.03%

Foreign Born

10.50%

Non Citizen

8.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.97% of Port Lavaca residents were born in the United States, with 68.26% having been born in Texas. 10.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Port Lavaca Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19505,5990.00%
19608,8643,2654.70%
197010,4911,6271.70%
198010,9114200.39%
199010,886-25-0.02%
200012,0351,1491.01%
201012,2482130.18%
201112,179-69-0.56%
201212,110-69-0.57%
201312,041-69-0.57%
201411,972-69-0.57%
201511,903-69-0.58%
201611,834-69-0.58%
201711,765-69-0.58%
201811,696-69-0.59%
201911,627-69-0.59%
202011,557-70-0.60%
202111,488-69-0.60%
202211,419-69-0.60%

Port Lavaca Population by Year