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Port Lavaca is a city in Calhoun County, in the Victoria metro area.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Port Lavaca is 28.614N. The longitude is -96.625W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,865.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Port Lavaca demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calhoun County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77979 ZIP code.
10% of Port Lavaca residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Lavaca ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Lavaca was $15,431, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Port Lavaca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Port Lavaca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $765.
Libraries in Port Lavaca include Calhoun County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Port Lavaca include Port Lavaca Wave
Calhoun County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Port Lavaca political report.
The average commute time for Port Lavaca workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Port Lavaca between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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