Community Profile

Port Lavaca is a city in Calhoun County, Texas located on Lavaca Bay (Gulf Coast). Victoria, Texas, population 60,603 is located just 26.1 miles away. Corpus Christi, Texas located 76.6 miles south of Port Lavaca, has a population of 277,454. The next largest city with a population of 1,953,631 and 109.4 miles away, is Houston, Texas.

Demographics

Population
1970 – 10,491
1990 – 10,886
2000 – 12,035
2010 – 12,248

Ethnic Composition:
White – 4,014
Hispanic – 6,933
Asian – 743
African-American – 439
Other – 119

Geography

Elevation – 13 ft above sea level
Area – 9.7 sq miles

Government

Type – Home Rule w/Council-Manager
Zoning – No
Planning Commission – Yes
Mobile Home Ordinance – Yes
Economic Dev. – City Manager
Number of Council Members (including Mayor) – 7

Local Government Meetings

City Council meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00pm
Port Commission meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:00 am
Parks Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm (meets as needed)
Planning Board meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30 pm (meets as needed)

Worship

Baptist – 6
Lutheran -1
Catholic – 1
Methodist – 1>
Independent/Other – 9

Hotels / Motels

Best Western (361) 553-6800
Holiday Inn Express (361) 552-5700
La Quinta (361) 552-8800

Financial

First National Bank
First Victoria
I.B.C. Bank
Wells Fargo
Woodforest National
Capitol One

Hospitals

Memorial Medical Center
361-552-6713
Port Lavaca

Citizens Medical Center
361-573-9181
Victoria

DeTar Hospital Navarro
361-575-7441
Victoria

DeTar Hospital North
361-573-6100
Victoria

Medical Clinics

Coastal Medical Clinic
361-552-8866

Port Lavaca Clinic
361-552-6721

Education – Public

Port Lavaca Independent School District
www.colcoisd.org

Schools

Elementary – 2
Intermediate – 1
Junior High – 1
High School -1
Flex Education – 1

Education – College

Victoria College
900 N. Virginia St.
Port Lavca, Texas
361-553-4316

Colleges within 30 miles – 2

Local Newspapers

Port Lavaca Wave – Twice Weekly – 361-552-9788
361-552-9788

Victoria Advocate – Daily