Lavaca County, Texas Population 2021

Lavaca County, Texas's estimated population is 20,234 with a growth rate of 0.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lavaca County, Texas is the 124th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 19,256 and has seen a growth of 5.08% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,234400.20%
202020,194400.20%
201920,154400.20%
201820,114860.43%
201720,0281370.69%
201619,891-28-0.14%
201519,9191400.71%
201419,7791480.75%
201319,6311030.53%
201219,5282171.12%
201119,311550.29%
201019,2565663.03%
199018,690-314-1.65%
198019,0041,1016.15%
197017,903-2,271-11.26%
196020,174-1,985-8.96%
195022,159-3,326-13.05%
194025,485-2,065-7.50%
193027,550-1,414-4.88%
192028,9642,5469.64%
191026,418-1,703-6.06%
190028,1216,23428.48%
189021,8878,24660.45%
188013,6414,47348.79%
18709,1683,22354.21%
18605,9454,374278.42%
18501,5710.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.20%
County Website
State
Founded
1846
County Seat
2010 Population
19,256
Growth Since 2010
5.08%
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Lavaca County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,74778.65%
Some Other Race2,26611.32%
Black or African American1,2816.40%
Two or More Races5832.91%
Asian940.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.02%
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Lavaca County, Texas Population by Race

Lavaca County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Lavaca County, Texas Median Age

43.4


Total

42.7


Male

44.2


Female

Lavaca County, Texas Adults

There are 15,276 adults, (4,662 of whom are seniors) in Lavaca County, Texas.

Lavaca County, Texas Age Dependency

88.6

Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lavaca County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

10,324

51.57%

Male

9,697

48.43%

Lavaca County, Texas Population by Age

Lavaca County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lavaca County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All74.3%25.7%
Non Family64.2%35.8%
Male56.5%43.5%
Female47.8%52.2%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lavaca County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8262.574.3
Married4,4193.0585.9
Non Family2,2171.1164.2
Female9533.1647.8
Male2372.7656.5

2.99

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Lavaca County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8646.27%
9th to 12th Grade1,1188.11%
High School Graduate5,63240.86%
Some College2,81720.44%
Associates Degree1,0567.66%
Bachelors Degree1,77912.91%
Graduate Degree5163.74%
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Lavaca County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lavaca County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,9409,8892,103
Hispanic1,9861,302133
Other Race1,33883471
Black7195101
2+ Races14611312
Asian594844
Native American774

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 74.58%.

Lavaca County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,520$45,375$30,151
Less Than 9th Grade$30,124$31,264$26,128
High School Graduate$33,427$44,306$25,198
Some College$41,274$47,117$30,690
Bachelors Degree$50,298$60,385$42,596
Graduate Degree$54,952$$55,764

$39,520

Average Earnings

$45,375

Average Male

$30,151

Average Female

Lavaca County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lavaca County, Texas Language by Age

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Lavaca County, Texas Language

83.74% of Lavaca County, Texas residents speak only English, while 16.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.03% of the population.

Lavaca County, Texas Language

Lavaca County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,4431,0467.24%
Hispanic3,65270119.19%
Other2,16234515.96%
Black1,21332626.88%
Multiple58317730.36%
Asian941414.89%
Islander55100.00%

10.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.29%

Male Poverty Rate

11.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lavaca County, Texas

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lavaca County, Texas is White, with 7.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.50%.

Lavaca County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.61%
High School8.73%
Some College6.87%
Bachelors or Greater5.33%

Lavaca County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.27%
Male Unemployed8.72%
Female Employed6.46%
Male Employed3.48%

Lavaca County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lavaca County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,403$79,698
Families$69,898$94,362
Married Families$82,996-
Non Families$29,022$38,240
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Income by Household Type

Lavaca County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lavaca County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Lavaca County, Texas 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 55-64.

Lavaca County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Lavaca County, Texas Marital Status

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1,198

Number of Veterans

1,144

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam650
Korea144
Second Gulf War144
First Gulf War86
World War II53

Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74412
75+397
55 to 64173
18 to 34125
35 to 5491

Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1218.93%
Hispanic913.89%
Other Race362.38%
2+ Races2310.80%
Black181.99%

Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by Race

Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by Education

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9.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lavaca County, Texas Employment by Age

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Lavaca County, Texas Employment by Race

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Lavaca County, Texas 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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84.57%

Born in Lavaca County, Texas

94.96%

Native Born

5.04%

Foreign Born

4.03%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.96% of Lavaca County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 84.57% having been born in Texas. 4.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lavaca County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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