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Hallettsville is a city in Lavaca County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Mrs. John Hallett, who donated townsite.

The latitude of Hallettsville is 29.443N. The longitude is -96.94W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 233 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,527.


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Median household income
Local
$25,089
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hallettsville demographic reports
Hallettsville is on the Lavaca River.
Ripley's Believe it or Not! once called Hallettsville the 13 city: In 1913 it had 13 letters in its name, 1,300 people, 13 churches, 13 newspapers and 13 saloons.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Kolache Fest & Parade - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolic - April 27-29, 2007
  • Falling Leaves Polka Fest - Oct. 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hallettsville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Lavaca Historical Museum, Texas Fiddlers Hall of Fame, Texas Championship Domino Hall of Fame
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Hallettsville residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hallettsville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hallettsville was $14,811, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Hallettsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hallettsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $241.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $623.


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Libraries in Hallettsville include Friench Simpson Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Lavaca County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hallettsville political report.

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The average commute time for Hallettsville workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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