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Lavaca County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 969.7 square miles
Population Density 19.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 19,581
Population change 1.7%
Under 5 years of age 6%
Under 18 23.6%
65 and over 21.8%
Females 51.1%
White 90.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 17.4
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 7.2%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 79%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.3%
Veterans 1,280
Households and Housing
Households 7,711
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.7%
Median household income $44,149
The per capita income $24,299
Live below the poverty line. 8.3%
housing units 10,309
Multi-unit structures 4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $92,800
Residents owning their homes. 79.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,762
Women-owned firms 27.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $172,013
Retail sales per capita $9,224
Manufacturers shipments $238,235
Merchant wholesaler sales $221,171