Port Lavaca demographics profile

StatisticPort LavacaTexasNational
Population density (sq mi)1,2199791
Median age35.734.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%48%43%
Speak English65%65%79%
Speak Spanish28%30%13%
Port Lavaca, TX has a population of 12,374 and is the 3,332nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,219 per sq mi which is 1158% higher than the Texas average and 1246% higher than the national average. The median age in Port Lavaca is 36 which is approximately 4% higher than the Texas average of 34. In Port Lavaca, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 65% speak English and 28% speak Spanish. 74% of Port Lavaca residents were born in Texas, 13% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 12% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Port Lavaca is 1158% higher than Texas.
  • The median age in Port Lavaca is 4% higher than Texas.
  • In Port Lavaca 80.85% of the population is White.
  • In Port Lavaca 4.62% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Port Lavaca 7.52% of the population is Asian.

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Port Lavaca population breakdown by race

RacePort LavacaTexasNational
Black or African American4.62%11.95%12.63%
American Indian0.07%0.48%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.32%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race5.25%2.50%3.06%
Other race1.37%5.79%4.75%
In Port Lavaca, 57.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Port Lavaca, TX demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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