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The population of Port Lavaca is approximately 12,000 (2000), 12248 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,319 (1990), 4224 (2010).

The amount of land area in Port Lavaca is 16.567 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Port Lavaca is 10.97 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 9.977 sq kilometers.
The distance from Port Lavaca to Washington DC is 1369 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 135 miles. (as the crow flies)
Port Lavaca is positioned 28.61 degrees north of the equator and 96.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Port Lavaca median income is $32,500.

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Port Lavaca location: about 30 miles southeast of Victoria and about 95 miles from Corpus Christi.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Port Lavaca is sub-tropical
The weather in Port Lavaca is moderate. There are usually over 200 days of sunshine each year in the area. Outdoor recreation occurs year-round. Here is a Weather page for Port Lavaca
Port Lavaca average annual rainfall is 42.2 inches per year
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Port Lavaca attractions:

Calhoun County Museum
301 South Ann
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979
Phone: 361-553-4689
See artifacts and mementos of the past in this area. The museum is in the old jail next to the county courthouse.

Half Moon Reef Lighthouse
located on Hwy 35 Bypass.
The lighthouse was built in 1858. It is three stories and in a hexagonal shape. Its original location was in Matagorda Bay. It was not lit during the Civil War when Confederate troops wanted to hurt the Union efforts. It began operating again in 1868 until a hurricane in 1942 damaged it to the point of condemnation by the Coast Guard. It was moved to Point Comfort in 1943 And then to Port Lavaca in 1979. After much restoration, the lighthouse serves as Port Lavaca's Visitor's Center.

Lighthouse Beach and Bird Sanctuary
This manmade beach includes the Formosa Wetlands Walkway and the Alcoa Bird Tower, an elevated gazebo on a pier reaching out 3,202 feet into Lavaca Bay. Many facilities for recreation are available at the park.
Phone: 361-552-2912

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