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Port Lavaca

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Port Lavaca is a city in Calhoun County, located in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 12,248 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Calhoun County and part of the Victoria, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Port Lavaca is southwest of Houston.GeographyPort Lavaca is located in northern Calhoun County at , on the west side of Lavaca Bay, an arm of Matagorda Bay. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.5km2, of which 26.3km2 is land and 10.2km2, or 28.04%, is water.ClimatePort Lavaca holds the state record of the highest wind speed ever reached. During Hurricane Carla in September 1961, the winds were recorded to gust up to.In 2004, Port Lavaca, including the South Texas Area, recorded up to of snowfall.Demographics2000 Census dataAs of the census of 2000, there were 12,248 people, 4,189 households, and 3,133 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,229.9 people per square mile (474.6/km²). There were 4,791 housing units at an average density of 489.6 per square mile (188.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.95% White, 4.05% African American, 0.47% Native American, 3.96% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 16.92% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.11% of the population. 40.5% of the European American (white) population are of Moravian (German/Czech) origin.
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