Lavaca County

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Lavaca County, Texas

109 N La Grange St
Hallettsville, TX 77964
Phone: (361) 798-3612
Fax: (361) 798-1610

In southeastern TX, east of San Antonio; organized Apr 6, 1846 from Colorado, Victoria, and Jackson counties. Name Origin: For the Lavaca River; Spanish translation of original French la vache 'the cow,' for the buffalo in the area, which La Salle thought resembled cows.

Area (sq mi):: 970.35 (land 969.90; water 0.45) Population per square mile: 19.50
Population 2005: 18,925 State rank: 122 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.50%; 1990-2000 2.80% Population 2000: 19,210 (White 81.10%; Black or African American 6.80%; Hispanic or Latino 11.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 6.10%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 41.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,398; median household $29,132; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,388-$24,656
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 22.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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