Port Lavaca is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,416 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Port Lavaca is the 194th largest community in Texas.
When you are in Port Lavaca, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.23% of Port Lavaca’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Port Lavaca is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Lavaca who work in office and administrative support (14.93%), sales jobs (8.69%), and management occupations (8.03%).
Also of interest is that Port Lavaca has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Port Lavaca is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, Port Lavaca is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.05% of adults 25 and older in Port Lavaca have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Port Lavaca in 2010 was $21,797, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,188 for a family of four. However, Port Lavaca contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Lavaca is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port Lavaca home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Port Lavaca, accounting for 57.58% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Port Lavaca residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Port Lavaca include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Port Lavaca is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.