Texas Lavaca County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Lavaca County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Lavaca County.

1. Library System FRIENCH SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 705 E 4th St, Hallettsville, TX 77964
Phone Number: (361) 798-3243 Lavaca 55,913 44,905

2. Central Library FRIENCH SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 705 E 4th St, Hallettsville, TX 77964
Phone Number: (361) 798-3243 Lavaca N/A N/A

3. Central Library SHINER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 115 E Wolters 2nd St, Shiner, TX 77984
Phone Number: (361) 594-3044 Lavaca N/A N/A

4. Library System SHINER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 115 E Wolters 2nd St, Shiner, TX 77984
Phone Number: (361) 594-3044 Lavaca 15,352 6,912

Overview of Lavaca County, Texas

Lavaca County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 19,210. Its county seat is Hallettsville. The cunty is named for the Lavacaa River.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,513 km² (970 mi²). 2,512 km² (970 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.05% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Fayette County (north)
  • Colorado County (northeast)
  • Jackson County (southeast)
  • Victoria County (south)
  • DeWitt County (southwest)
  • Gonzales County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 19,210 people, 7,669 households, and 5,391 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km² (20/mi²). There are 9,657 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,669 households out of which 30.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% are married couples living together, 9.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% are non-families. 27.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 93.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,132, and the median income for a family is $36,760. Males have a median income of $26,988 versus $17,537 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,398. 13.20% of the population and 10.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.20% of those under the age of 18 and 18.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Hallettsville
  • Moulton
  • Shiner