Lavaca County, Texas

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Lavaca County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 19,210. Its county seat is Hallettsville[1]. The county is named for the Lavaca River.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 970 square miles (2,513 km²), of which 969 square miles (2,512 km²) is land and 1 square miles (2.59 km²) (0.05%) is water.

Major highways

See List of highways in Lavaca County for more roadways in Lavaca County.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 19,210 people, 7,669 households, and 5,391 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 9,657 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.86% White, 6.79% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.84% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 11.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.0% were of Czech, 24.1% German, 9.1% American and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 86.3% spoke English, 7.7% Spanish, 4.6% Czech and 1.2% German as their first language.

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