Historic Lavaca County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

The information contained in this report was obtained from The County Information Program's on-line database. The data contained in the database are obtained from official sources and are not the product of the CIP. The CIP, therefore, does not expressly or impliedly warrant the accuracy of the data. Questions regarding the accuracy, methodology, etc. should be directed to the original source of the information. The sources may be obtained from the CIP by contacting the County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties at (512) 478-8753.

HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:19,263
Census 2000:19,210
Census 1990:18,690
Census 1980:19,004
Census 1970:17,903
Census 1960:20,174
Census 1950:22,159
Census 1940:25,485
Census 1930:27,550
Census 1920:28,964
Census 1910:26,418
Census 1900:28,121
Census 1890:21,887
Census 1880:13,641
Census 1870:9,168
Census 1860:5,945
Census 1850:1,571
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
1571 people in 1850 5945 people in 1860 9168 people in 1870 13641 people in 1880 21887 people in 1890 28121 people in 1900 26418 people in 1910 28964 people in 1920 27550 people in 1930 25485 people in 1940 22159 people in 1950 20174 people in 1960 17903 people in 1970 19004 people in 1980 18690 people in 1990 19210 people in 2000 19263 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer0.3   0.3
1990 - 2000:spacer2.8   2.8
1980 - 1990:spacer-1.7   -1.7
1970 - 1980:spacer6.1   6.1
1960 - 1970:spacer-11.3   -11.3
1950 - 1960:spacer-9.0   -9.0
1940 - 1950:spacer-13.1   -13.1
1930 - 1940:spacer-7.5   -7.5
1920 - 1930:spacer-4.9   -4.9
1910 - 1920:spacer9.6   9.6
1900 - 1910:spacer-6.1   -6.1
1890 - 1900:spacer28.5   28.5
1880 - 1890:spacer60.5   60.5
1870 - 1880:spacer48.8   48.8
1860 - 1870:spacer54.2   54.2
1850 - 1860:spacer278.4   278.4