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Lavaca is a city in Sebastian County, in the Fort Smith metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "cow"
The latitude of Lavaca is 35.336N. The longitude is -94.173W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 423 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,918.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lavaca demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sebastian County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Smith area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72941 ZIP code.
12% of Lavaca residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lavaca ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lavaca was $15,917, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Lavaca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lavaca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $578.
Libraries in Lavaca include Lavaca Branch Library ... View libraries
Sebastian County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lavaca political report.
The average commute time for Lavaca workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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