Demographic and Economic Snapshot

City of Port Lavaca, Texas Demographic and Economic Snapshot

Population

  2000 2010 2012   (estimate)
Port   Lavaca 12,003 12,248 12,369
Calhoun   County 20,647 21,381 21,609

 

Population Projection

2012   (estimate) 2020   Texas State Data Center 2020   Texas Water Development Board 2030   Texas State Data Center 2030   Texas Water Development Board
Port   Lavaca 12,389 NA 14,325 NA 15,513
Calhoun   County 21,609 24,037 26,610 26,866 29,964

 

Age

  Count Percent
0   – 4 960 7.8%
5   – 9 944 7.6%
10   – 14 953 7.7%
15   – 19 988 8.0%
20   – 24 793 6.4%
25   – 34 1,525 12.3%
35   – 44 1,503 12.2%
44   – 54 1,658 13.4%
55   – 64 1,343 10.9%
65   – 74 928 7.5%
75   – 84 598 4.8%
85+ 174 1.4%
Median   Age 35.1

 

 

Employment by Industry

  Count Percent
Total,   All Industries 8,605 100%
Natural   Resources & Mining 168 1.95%
Construction 1,790 20.8%
Manufacturing 3,225 37.48%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 1,051 12.21%
Information 41 0.48%
Financial   Activities 288 3.35%
Professional   and Business Services 771 8.96%
Education   and Health Services 410 4.76%
Leisure   and Hospitality 701 8.15%
Other   Services 160 1.86%
Unclassified 2 0.02%

 

Major Employers

Formosa Plastics
Inteplast Group
Calhoun County ISD
Alcoa
Dow Chemical
Orion Marine Group
Calhoun County
Memorial Medical
Seadrift Coke
INEOS Nitriles
HEB Grocery

 

Transportation

Highways

State highways 35 connecting to Corpus Christi and coastal communities

US 87 connecting to US 59 (approximately 30 miles)

 

Ports

Port Calhoun – 3 liquid cargo docks, dry bulk dock, liquid barge dock, multi-use dock

Intra-Coastal Waterway Access

 

Airports

Calhoun County – General Aviation

Victoria Airport – 30 miles, regional air service

Corpus Christi International – 75 miles

 

Rail

Point Comfort and Northern – Short Line rail connecting to Union Pacific

Utilities

Water and Wastewater

Provided by City, ample room for expansion to serve expected growth

 

  Water   Rates Wastewater   Rates
  Base   Rate, includes 2,000 gallons (In City) Base   Rate, includes 2,000 gallons (Out of City) Inside   City Outside   City
Residential   Water $16.00 $24.00 $15.00 $22.50

2,001 – 5,000 per 1,000 gal

$4.75 $7.12 $5.18 $7.77

5,001 – 25,000 per 1,000 gal

$5.03 $7.54 $5.18 $7.77
  • 25,000   per 1,000 gal
$5.71 $8.56 $5.18 $7.77
Small   Commercial 5/8 – 1 ½” meter $18.50 $27.75 $16.75 $25.12

2,001 – 5,000 per 1,000 gal

$4.95 $7.42 $5.18 $7.77

5,001 – 25,000 per 1,000 gal

$5.03 $7.54 $5.18 $7.77
  • 25,000   per 1,000 gal
$5.71 $8.56 $5.18 $7.77
Large Commercial 2” – 6” meter $36.00 $54.00 $16.75 $25.12
0 – 5,000 per 1,000 gal $4.95 $7.42 $5.18 $7.77

5,001 – 25,000 per 1,000 gal

$5.03 $7.54 $5.18 $7.77
  • 25,000   per 1,000 gal
$5.71 $8.56 $5.18 $7.77

 

Electricity

Consumer market deregulated, distribution lines provided by Texas AEP

Cable and Internet

Cable One is primary provider, broadband access throughout town

Alternate providers also available

 

Property Tax 2013

  Rate   / $100
Calhoun   County 0.4900
City   of Seadrift 0.4866
City   of Point Comfort 0.5299
Port   Lavaca 0.7900
Calhoun   County ISD 1.1151
Calhoun   Port Authority 0.0031
WCID   #1 0.0587
LaSalle   WCID #1A 0.5700
Drainage   District #6 0.0312
Drainage   District #8 0.2746
Drainage   District #10 0.1749
Drainage   District #11 0.1686
Port   O’Connor Improvement District 0.3500
Port   O’Connor MUD Defined Area #1 0.6500

 

Incentives

City Incentives

City has policy to use 380 agreements to foster development

State Incentives

  • Texas Enterprise Fund – a ‘deal-closing’ fund that provides cash grants for job creation and capital investment for projects looking at a Texas site versus an out of state location
  • Texas Emerging Technology Fund – Cash grant for projects that commercialize new technologies and create jobs in technology fields
  • Financing – various programs providing loans and bond financing to companies and communities to provide capital needed for job creation
  • Texas Capital Fund – provides financial assistance to communities for infrastructure costs associated with new job creation
  • Workforce Development – provides funding for customized job training