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Lavaca, Arkansas - Basic Facts

Lavaca is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lavaca.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sebastian County at latitude 35.3362 and longitude -94.1733. Sebastian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lavaca (see map) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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

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Lavaca, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,332
Population in Households 2,332
Population in Familes 2,040
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,112
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 669
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 955 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 684 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $127,469
Average Home Value $140,789


Median Household Income $55,544
Average Household Income $70,518
Per Capita Income $26,445
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.44% 0.43%
Households 0.55% 0.43%
Families 0.5% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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, 2014 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 # 365 32nd
Median Household Income # 24 96th
Per Capita Income # 31 94th

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