Lavaca County, Texas Population 2024

20,787

Lavaca County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 20,787 with a growth rate of 0.48% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lavaca County, Texas is the 116th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 19,266 and has seen a growth of 7.89% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,282990.47%
202821,183990.47%
202721,084990.47%
202620,985990.47%
202520,886990.48%
202420,787990.48%
202320,688990.48%
202220,589990.48%
202120,4901420.7%
202020,3481920.95%
201920,156700.35%
201820,086710.35%
201720,0151290.65%
201619,886-34-0.17%
201519,9201430.72%
201419,7771470.75%
201319,630980.5%
201219,5322151.11%
201119,317510.26%
201019,266
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%
194025,485-2,065-7.5%
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%
18501,571-19,711-92.62%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.48% (99)
County Website
Lavaca County
State
Texas
County Seat
2020 Population
20,348
Area
970 mi²
Density
21 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.16% (439)
Founded
1846

Lavaca County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,74677.27%
Other race2,0219.92%
Two or more races1,3906.82%
Black or African American1,0715.26%
Asian1000.49%
Native American490.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander20.01%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lavaca County, Texas Population by Race

Lavaca County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Lavaca County, Texas Median Age

43.4

Total

41.7

Male

44.7

Female

Lavaca County, Texas Adults

There are 15,573 adults, (4,837 of whom are seniors) in Lavaca County, Texas.

Lavaca County, Texas Age Dependency

89.8

Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lavaca County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female10,31150.6%
Male10,06849.4%

Lavaca County, Texas Population by Age

Lavaca County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,2062.4376.323.7
Married4,3963.0586.413.6
Non Family2,6811.0872.127.9
Female8383.3948.751.3
Male2912.6740.959.1
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lavaca County, Texas 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 County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lavaca County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.11%.

Lavaca County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,843

Average Earnings

$52,321

Average Male

$37,416

Average Female

Lavaca County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lavaca County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lavaca County, Texas Language

85.91% of Lavaca County, Texas residents speak only English, while 14.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.09% of the population.

Lavaca County, Texas Language

Lavaca County, Texas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,2749336.54%
Hispanic4,00870117.49%
Other2,00333216.58%
Black97931832.48%
Multiple1,37721215.4%
Asian10044%
Islander22100%
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10.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.94%

Male Poverty Rate

10.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lavaca County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lavaca County, Texas is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lavaca County, Texas is Asian, with 4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.12%.

Lavaca County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.07%
High School9.73%
Some College8.54%
Bachelors or Greater4.09%
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Lavaca County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.77%
Female Unemployed24.73%
Female Employed5.9%
Male Employed2.95%
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Lavaca County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lavaca County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lavaca County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lavaca County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lavaca County, Texas 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 35-44.

Lavaca County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lavaca County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,167

Number of Veterans

1,058

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

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Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by War

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Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by Race

Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lavaca County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Lavaca County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lavaca County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lavaca County, Texas 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

83.74%

Born in Lavaca County, Texas

94.68%

Native Born

5.32%

Foreign Born

3.92%

Non Citizen

1.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.68% of Lavaca County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 83.74% having been born in Texas. 3.92% 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

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