Lavaca, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lavaca, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Lavaca had a population of 2,344 as of July 1, 2015. Lavaca ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lavaca is located at latitude 35.3303 and longitude -94.1829 in Sebastian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lavaca (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sebastian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The City of Lavaca (GNIS ID: 2404893) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lavaca is located within Township of Big Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sebastian County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lavaca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lavaca: Military Grove, Oak Bower.

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Lavaca, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,344
Population in Households 2,344
Population in Familes 2,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,118
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 873
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 670
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 683 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $139,423
Average Home Value $155,307


Median Household Income $54,527
Average Household Income $66,577
Per Capita Income $25,036
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.48%
Households 0.55% 0.54%
Families 0.43% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lavaca, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lavaca to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 128 77th
Population Density1 # 52 91st
Diversity Index2 # 366 33rd
Median Household Income # 34 94th
Per Capita Income # 52 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.