Port Lavaca, TX Population

Population: 12,035. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,696 (-2.8% change)
Males: 5,992 (49.8%), Females: 6,043 (50.2%)

Calhoun County

Zip code: 77979

Median resident age: 32.1 years
Median household income: $33,626
Median house value: $56,600

Races in Port Lavaca:

  • Hispanic (52.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (39.0%)
  • Other race (16.9%)
  • Black (4.1%)
  • Chinese (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (8.7%), United States (5.5%), Irish (4.9%), English (4.4%), Czech (2.4%), French (1.2%).

Land area: 9.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Port Lavaca

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Lavaca city

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

10.9% Foreign born (7.7% Latin America, 3.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +628 (+5.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Port Lavaca:

  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (815 N VIRGINIA STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Port Lavaca:

  • JACKSON COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; EDNA, TX)
  • CITIZENS MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; VICTORIA, TX)
  • SCCI HOSPITAL OF VICTORIA (about 29 miles; VICTORIA, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Port Lavaca:

  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 26 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Abbreviation: VCT)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI INTL (about 84 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Abbreviation: CRP)
  • BRAZORIA COUNTY (about 89 miles; ANGLETON/LAKE JACKSON, TX; Abbreviation: LBX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Port Lavaca:

  • CALHOUN COUNTY (about 4 miles; PORT LAVACA, TX; Abbreviation: T97)
  • JACKSON COUNTY (about 27 miles; EDNA, TX; Abbreviation: 26R)
  • PALACIOS MUNI (about 28 miles; PALACIOS, TX; Abbreviation: PSX)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Lavaca:

  • VICTORIA COLLEGE (about 29 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,511)
  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 61 miles; WHARTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,124)
  • COASTAL BEND COLLEGE (about 79 miles; BEEVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,150)
  • DEL MAR COLLEGE (about 79 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 80 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)
  • HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 107 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • BLINN COLLEGE (about 109 miles; BRENHAM, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,448)

Schools

Public high schools in Port Lavaca:

  • CALHOUN H S (Students: 1,142; Location: 201 SANDCRAB BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HOPE H S (Students: 55; Location: 300 ALCOA DR, #12; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Port Lavaca:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 30; Location: 301 ALCOA DR; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Port Lavaca:

  • HARRISON/JEFFERSON/MADISON COMPLEX (Students: 863; Location: 605 N COMMERCE ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TRAVIS MIDDLE (Students: 841; Location: 705 N NUECES ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JACKSON/ROOSEVELT COMPLEX (Students: 838; Location: 1512 JACKSON ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SEADRIFT SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 525 N COMMERCE ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • PORT O CONNOR EL (Students: 105; Location: 525 N COMMERCE ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • POINT COMFORT EL (Students: 100; Location: 525 N COMMERCE ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • J J A E P (Students: 10; Location: 300 ALCOA DR, #12; Grades: 06 – 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Port Lavaca:

  • SIX MILE A/G CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 6440 FM 1090; Grades: PK – 9)
  • OUR LADY OF THE GULF CATH SCH (Students: 74; Location: 301 S SAN ANTONIO ST; Grades: KG – 7)

Libraries

Library in Port Lavaca:

  • CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $365,338; Location: 200 W MAHAN ST; 89,819 books; 1,113 audio materials; 4,242 video materials; 114 serial subscriptions)