Lavaca County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:20,154More data
Estimate 2018:20,114 
Estimate 2017:20,028 
Estimate 2016:19,891 
Estimate 2015:19,919 
Estimate 2014:19,779 
Estimate 2013:19,631 
Estimate 2012:19,528 
Estimate 2011:19,311 
Census 2010:19,263More data
Census 2000:19,210More data
Population of the County Seat (Hallettsville)
Census 2010:2,550 
Census 2000:2,345 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Hallettsville city:2,637More data
Moulton town:899More data
Shiner city:2,162More data
Yoakum city (pt.):3,822More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:969.7More data
Water Area:0.7More data
Total Area:970.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:19.86More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:18.68More data
Percent Rural:81.32More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:19.3%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:6.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:73.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:5.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.6%More data
65 and Older:23.3%More data
85 and Older:3.6%More data
Median Age:43.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$50,919More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,023,974,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$51,128More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:16.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$39,272More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$38,356 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$36,419 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,309 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$36,250 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.599300More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,822,950,058More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,451,168,291More data
Total Actual Levy:$14,668,675More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:81.618More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:44.654More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:188.847More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:3.073More data
On-System Subtotal:318.192More data
City Streets:90.982More data
Certified County Roads:862.646More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:953.628More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,271.820More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:194.620More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:91.200More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:378.750More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:6.146More data
On-System Subtotal:670.716More data
City Streets:181.964More data
Certified County Roads:1,723.963More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,905.927More data
County Total:2,576.643More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Lavaca County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Lavaca County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Lavaca County»

Special Districts in Lavaca County.
School Districts in Lavaca County.
History of City Tax Rates in Lavaca County.

Airports in Lavaca County.
Hospitals in Lavaca County.
Prisons in Lavaca County.