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Lavaca, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Lavaca had a population of 2,386 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Lavaca, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,386
Daytime Population: Workers 321
Daytime Population: Residents 1,280
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,601
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 2,386
Population in Familes 2,078
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,095
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $47,545
Average Household Income $64,875
Per Capita Income $24,439


Total Housing Units 979 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 711 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $120,019
Average Home Value $125,985


Total Households 890
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 683
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.57% 0.54%
Households 0.67% 0.6%
Families 0.58% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Lavaca, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lavaca to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 125 77th
Population Density # 52 91st
Diversity Index # 356 34th
Median Household Income # 90 84th
Per Capita Income # 96 82nd

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