Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor

Welcome to Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor

Coastal serenity meets convenient living


Port Lavaca, Texas, is a picturesque coastal city tucked away on the shores of Lavaca Bay, where the refreshing sea breezes and a relaxed way of life beckon. As the county seat of Calhoun County, this hidden gem of the Texas Gulf Coast offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, making it a sanctuary for those who cherish the waterfront lifestyle.

Renowned for its stunning sunsets and rich aquatic life, Port Lavaca is a haven for anglers and nature enthusiasts. The city's heartbeat is at its bayfront, where families gather, fishermen cast their lines, and children play along the shorelines. The tranquil waters of the bay provide ideal conditions for boating, kayaking, and windsurfing, making it a perfect spot for water sports aficionados.

Port O'Connor, nestled along the middle Texas coast, is a quaint fishing village often hailed as the "Best Kept Secret on the Gulf Coast." With its roots firmly planted in both the rich Gulf waters and the sandy soil of the Lone Star State, Port O'Connor is a community that thrives on simplicity, natural beauty, and a deep appreciation for the outdoors.

For those looking to escape the crowded beaches and commercialized vacation spots, Port O'Connor offers a breath of fresh, salty air. Here, it's all about the simple joys: a good day's catch, the laughter of children at play in the town's quiet streets, and the spectacular view of a Gulf Coast sunset. It's a place where you can disconnect from the rush of the modern world and reconnect with nature, with others, and with yourself.
 

What to Love

  • Port Lavaca’s safe, friendly community is its heartbeat, creating a welcoming environment for all
  • Whether you’re looking for a cozy starter home, a unit at Lighthouse Beach Apartments, or a luxurious waterfront property, there’s a wealth of options available
  • From local stores to delectable dining, everything you need is right at your fingertips
  • Proximity to Calhoun County-Port Lavaca Airport
  • Home to The Sanctuary at Costa Grande and Caracol, two of the town's most prestigious communities

Local Lifestyle

Life in Port Lavaca is about savoring the simple joys — the laughter of neighbors, the tranquility of the beach, and the convenience of having life’s essentials just a stone’s throw away. It’s a place where families grow, friendships flourish, and the sense of community is tangible. Port O’Connor doesn't boast of luxury resorts or bustling shopping districts. Instead, visitors are treated to charming vacation rentals, family-run businesses, and the kind of small-town service that has become a rarity. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a newcomer, you’ll find open arms and smiling faces ready to welcome you home.
 

Dining and Entertainment

At 5D Steakhouse, you can expect hearty, traditional Texan fare. Known for its high-quality steaks and warm, rustic atmosphere, it's the kind of place where diners can indulge in a well-marbled ribeye or a tender filet mignon, each grilled to smoky perfection. The establishment doesn't skimp on Southern hospitality either, ensuring each guest feels right at home from the moment they step through the door.

Josie’s Mexican Food is where local flavors meet authentic Mexican cuisine. Here, the scent of fresh tortillas on the comal and the sizzle of fajitas provide the backdrop to a lively and colorful dining experience. It's a place to gather with friends and family over a platter of enchiladas or to sip on a frosty margarita after a long day out on the water.

The angling heart of Port O'Connor beats strongest at its many bait shops and fishing centers. POC Fishing Center and Froggie's Bait Dock buzz with the activity of anglers seeking the insider scoop on the day's best fishing spots. Clark’s Bait Shop and Jeco’s Marine & Tackle are hives of community interaction where fishermen swap stories and tips as easily as they do fishing gear.
 

Things to Do

Port Lavaca’s allure is not limited to its waters; it also boasts the beautiful Lighthouse Beach, a destination with soft sands and amenities that include picnic areas, playgrounds, and a bird sanctuary. The Lighthouse Beach Park is home to an iconic lighthouse, which stands as a proud symbol of the city's nautical heritage.

For history buffs, the Calhoun County Museum provides a deep dive into the past, with exhibits that portray the area’s historical significance and cultural evolution. The museum is a testament to the city’s resilience and its ability to adapt over centuries.

Powderhorn Ranch is a significant natural area spanning 17,351 acres, notable for its pristine coastal prairie, live oak forests, and extensive wetlands. This property, which includes over eleven miles of tidal bay frontage along Matagorda Bay, provides crucial habitat for a variety of wildlife, including endangered species like the whooping crane.

Explore the great outdoors with a visit to King Fisher Beach, or immerse yourself in the community events and gatherings at the Port O'Connor Community Center, a central hub that brings the neighborhood together with annual events like Warrior's Weekend. This heartfelt event honors wounded soldiers. This event highlights the town’s commitment to supporting those who have served the nation, as well as its propensity for hospitality and community service.

Matagorda Island, accessible from Port O’Connor, Texas, is a 38-mile-long barrier island with a rich natural and historical tapestry, separating Port O’Connor from the Gulf of Mexico. The island stretches southward, ending near the Aransas Wildlife Refuge. One of the notable spots on the island is Sunday Beach, located at the northern end, popular for activities like fishing, beachcombing, and relaxing by the Gulf of Mexico.

The Port O'Connor Crawfish Festival, also known as the Crawfish Fest & Cookoff, is an annual event held in Port O’Connor, Texas. This annual spring festival promises a lively day filled with activities including live music, a cookoff, crawfish eating contest, food and craft vendors, and more. Attendees can participate in a horseshoe tournament, cornhole tournament, and a Bloody Mary contest. The festival also features awards for the Best Boiled Crawfish, Side Dish, Best Bloody Mary, People’s Choice, and Decorated Booth.
 

Schools

Families in Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor enjoy access to excellent educational institutions, fostering an environment where young minds can thrive and grow. Highly-regarded schools include:

  • Jackson Roosevelt Elementary
  • Calhoun High School

Overview for Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor, TX

11,654 people live in Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor, where the median age is 36.7 and the average individual income is $29,509. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,654

Total Population

36.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$29,509

Average individual Income

Around Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor, TX

There's plenty to do around Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

66
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
50
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including El Mirador, Taiyo Sushi Fusion, and Don Julio's.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.93 miles 13 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.05 miles 23 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.27 miles 14 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.12 miles 52 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.85 miles 15 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Dining 0.24 miles 16 reviews 4.4/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor, TX

Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor has 4,230 households, with an average household size of 2.7. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,654 people call Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor home. The population density is 1,148.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,654

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.7

Median Age

51.37 / 48.63%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,230

Total Households

2.7

Average Household Size

$29,509

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor, TX

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Port Lavaca & Port O’Connor. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Jackson/Roosevelt Complex
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Harrison/Jefferson/Madison Complex
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5

Featured Properties

For Sale
For Lease
Sold
2241 State Highway 35 ByPass
For Sale
$1,300,000
2241 State Highway 35 ByPass, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
21,560 Sq.Ft.
00 N Hwy 35
For Sale
$895,000
00 N Hwy 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
416 Independence
For Sale
$750,000
416 Independence, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
7,000 Sq.Ft.
8 Las Brisas Place
For Sale
$750,000
8 Las Brisas Place, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,632 Sq.Ft.
1170 S Virginia Street
For Sale
$699,000
1170 S Virginia Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 4 Baths 3,723 Sq.Ft.
2090 State Highway 35
Pending
$675,000
2090 State Highway 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3,286 Sq.Ft.
116 Spyglass Hill Street
Sold
$585,000
116 Spyglass Hill Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,404 Sq.Ft.
1995 Fm 1090
Sold
$547,952
1995 Fm 1090, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
1809 W Main Street
For Sale
$525,000
1809 W Main Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
5,302 Sq.Ft.
105 Redfish Retreat Drive
Sold
$524,900
105 Redfish Retreat Drive, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,364 Sq.Ft.
TBD Alcoa Drive
Sold
$498,275
TBD Alcoa Drive, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
145 & 319 N State Highway 35
For Sale
$460,000
145 & 319 N State Highway 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
1,731 Sq.Ft.
131 N Virginia Street
For Sale
$450,000
131 N Virginia Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
11,182 Sq.Ft.
115 Sebastes Lane
For Sale
$450,000
115 Sebastes Lane, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,933 Sq.Ft.
832 & 834 W Main Street
For Sale
$449,900
832 & 834 W Main Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4,553 Sq.Ft.
107 St. Francois
Sold
$449,500
107 St. Francois, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,538 Sq.Ft.
1320 S Virginia
Sold
$449,000
1320 S Virginia, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
5 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,161 Sq.Ft.
1508 S Virginia Street
For Sale
$425,000
1508 S Virginia Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,737 Sq.Ft.
118 Biscayne Street
For Sale
$425,000
118 Biscayne Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,350 Sq.Ft.
00 Half League Rd Road
For Sale
$417,550
00 Half League Rd Road, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
1916 Holloman Drive
Pending
$410,000
1916 Holloman Drive, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3,924 Sq.Ft.
117 E Harbor
Sold
$409,900
117 E Harbor, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 4.5 Baths 2,405 Sq.Ft.
89 & 91 Houston Street
Sold
$399,900
89 & 91 Houston Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
2,287 Sq.Ft.
209 Willowbend
Sold
$399,900
209 Willowbend, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,201 Sq.Ft.
201 Golden Way
Sold
$399,900
201 Golden Way, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,356 Sq.Ft.
1608 S Virginia Street
For Sale
$399,000
1608 S Virginia Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 1.5 Baths 2,148 Sq.Ft.
109 Carmine Avenue
For Sale
$397,000
109 Carmine Avenue, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,001 Sq.Ft.
106 Golden Way
Sold
$395,000
106 Golden Way, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 2 Baths 2,061 Sq.Ft.
295 El Camino Real Street
Sold
$395,000
295 El Camino Real Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,668 Sq.Ft.
115 W St. Francois Avenue
For Sale
$395,000
115 W St. Francois Avenue, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,003 Sq.Ft.
4055 N FM 1090
Sold
$389,900
4055 N FM 1090, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
960 Sq.Ft.
105 Biloxi Street
Sold
$385,000
105 Biloxi Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,826 Sq.Ft.
1217 Roemer
Sold
$379,900
1217 Roemer, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
6 Beds 5.5 Baths 3,407 Sq.Ft.
323 Alcoa Drive
Sold
$379,900
323 Alcoa Drive, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3,141 Sq.Ft.
116 E Main Street
For Sale
$375,000
116 E Main Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
5,546 Sq.Ft.
103 Agate Way
Sold
$375,000
103 Agate Way, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,001 Sq.Ft.
2506 State Highway 238
For Sale
$375,000
2506 State Highway 238, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
6,675 Sq.Ft.
1 Sago
Sold
$369,000
1 Sago, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,846 Sq.Ft.
110 Jasper Way
Sold
$368,000
110 Jasper Way, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,800 Sq.Ft.
114 E St. Francois Avenue
For Sale
$365,000
114 E St. Francois Avenue, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,846 Sq.Ft.
4 Villa Del Mar
Sold
$359,900
4 Villa Del Mar, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,184 Sq.Ft.
138 Park Place
Sold
$359,900
138 Park Place, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,661 Sq.Ft.
1121 S Virginia Street
Sold
$359,900
1121 S Virginia Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,142 Sq.Ft.
515 N Virginia Street
For Sale
$355,000
515 N Virginia Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3,850 Sq.Ft.
110 W Harbor Drive
Sold
$350,000
110 W Harbor Drive, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,416 Sq.Ft.
715 S Guadalupe Street
Sold
$350,000
715 S Guadalupe Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,452 Sq.Ft.
131 E Harbor Drive
Sold
$348,500
131 E Harbor Drive, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,816 Sq.Ft.
101 Willowbend Drive
Sold
$346,500
101 Willowbend Drive, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,749 Sq.Ft.
102 Jasper Way
For Sale
$342,900
102 Jasper Way, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,800 Sq.Ft.
101 Agate Way
Pending
$338,900
101 Agate Way, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,751 Sq.Ft.

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