Port Lavaca, Texas Population 2021

11,520
map placeholder

Port Lavaca is a city located in Calhoun County Texas. It is also the county seat of Calhoun County. With a 2020 population of 11,520, it is the 219th largest city in Texas and the 2808th largest city in the United States . Port Lavaca is currently declining at a rate of -1.43% annually and its population has decreased by -5.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,248 in 2010. Port Lavaca reached it's highest population of 12,370 in 2014. Spanning over 14 miles, Port Lavaca has a population density of 1,135 people per square mile.

The average household income in Port Lavaca is $71,768 with a poverty rate of 13.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $679 per month, and the median house value is $106,600. 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 Lavaca was:

  • White: 81.17%
  • Asian: 9.09%
  • Two or more races: 4.05%
  • Black or African American: 4.01%
  • Other race: 1.47%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Port Lavaca, Texas is 11,520 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,021.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,248.

Port Lavaca, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Port Lavaca Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,86081.17%
Asian1,1049.09%
Two or More Races4924.05%
Black or African American4874.01%
Some Other Race1781.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.06%
Loading...

Port Lavaca Population by Race

Port Lavaca Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Port Lavaca Median Age

36.8


Total

36.8


Male

36.8


Female

Port Lavaca Adults

There are 9,178 adults, (1,961 of whom are seniors) in Port Lavaca.

Port Lavaca Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Lavaca Sex Ratio

Female

6,156

50.68%

Male

5,991

49.32%

Port Lavaca Population by Age

Port Lavaca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Port Lavaca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male83%17%
Married75.8%24.2%
All68.1%31.9%
Non Family62.4%37.6%
Female48%52%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Port Lavaca Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2542.868.1
Married2,1533.3375.8
Non Family1,4291.3262.4
Female5254.2548
Male1474.1683

3.41

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

Loading...

Port Lavaca Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,09313.76%
9th to 12th Grade7159.00%
High School Graduate2,75634.69%
Some College1,71621.60%
Associates Degree5947.48%
Bachelors Degree5727.20%
Graduate Degree4986.27%
Loading...

Port Lavaca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Port Lavaca Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic4,4192,963177
White2,5112,371557
Asian725566336
Black364311
2+ Races250186
Other Race108957
Native American1919
Islander77

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 46.34%.

Port Lavaca Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,615$45,117$26,142
Less Than 9th Grade$33,214$41,651$17,125
High School Graduate$33,161$38,750$29,709
Some College$36,694$57,694$24,628
Bachelors Degree$42,411$67,375$
Graduate Degree$65,144$84,868$54,861

$35,615

Average Earnings

$45,117

Average Male

$26,142

Average Female

Port Lavaca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Port Lavaca Language by Age

Loading...

Port Lavaca Language

56.79% of Port Lavaca residents speak only English, while 43.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.47% of the population.

Port Lavaca Language

Port Lavaca Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,33298213.39%
Asian1,10437033.51%
White3,0151735.74%
Black45812026.20%
Other1714425.73%
Multiple492214.27%
Islander77100.00%

13.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.90%

Male Poverty Rate

15.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Lavaca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Lavaca is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Lavaca is Multiple, with 4.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.20%.

Port Lavaca Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.76%
High School9.44%
Some College8.87%
Bachelors or Greater7.45%

Port Lavaca Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.50%
Female Employed10.92%
Male Employed5.20%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Port Lavaca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Port Lavaca Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$57,748$71,768
Families$66,821$81,396
Married Families$82,232-
Non Families$40,875$47,823
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Port Lavaca Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Lavaca Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Port Lavaca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Port Lavaca Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Port Lavaca Marital Status

Loading...

638

Number of Veterans

561

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam236
First Gulf War160
Second Gulf War56
Korea40
World War II38

Port Lavaca Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54162
65 to 74157
75+156
55 to 64153
18 to 3410

Port Lavaca Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White5337.17%
Hispanic2083.94%
Black6718.41%
2+ Races319.72%
Other Race74.43%

Port Lavaca Veterans by Race

Port Lavaca Veterans by Education

Loading...

5.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Lavaca Veterans by Education

Loading...

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Port Lavaca Employment by Age

Loading...

Port Lavaca Employment by Race

Loading...

Port Lavaca Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

68.91%

Born in Port Lavaca

80.96%

Native Born

19.04%

Foreign Born

12.27%

Non Citizen

6.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.96% of Port Lavaca residents were born in the United States, with 68.91% having been born in Texas. 12.27% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,520-167-1.43%
202011,687-167-1.41%
201911,854-167-1.39%
201812,021-144-1.18%
201712,165-172-1.39%
201612,337-26-0.21%
201512,363-7-0.06%
201412,370760.62%
201312,294300.24%
201212,264780.64%
201112,186-13-0.11%
201012,1991640.14%
200012,0351,1491.01%
199010,886-25-0.02%
198010,9114200.39%
197010,4911,6271.70%
19608,8643,2654.70%
19505,5990.00%

Port Lavaca Population by Year