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Port Lavaca city, Texas

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Port Lavaca city, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,854
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,854
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 12,249
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 11,557
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 12,248
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 638
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 19.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 68.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $106,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,274
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $380
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $679
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 4,254
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.80
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 43.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 87.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 76.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 77.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 13.5%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 23,400
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 44,751
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 400,556
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $32,566
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 15.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $57,748
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $26,592
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 1,004
Men-owned firms, 2012 529
Women-owned firms, 2012 320
Minority-owned firms, 2012 509
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 423
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 33
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 900
Population per square mile, 2010 1,206.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 10.15
FIPS Code 4858916
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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