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Lavaca, Arkansas

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The location of Lavaca

Welcome to Lavaca ...

The city of Lavaca is located in Sebastian County.

The location of Lavaca has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Lavaca has a population of 2,444 people<2> (see below for details).

Lavaca is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lavaca lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lavaca is within the boundaries of the (479) area code.

The ZIP code for Lavaca: 72941<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lavaca had a population of 2,289 people. This makes Lavaca the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lavaca represents 0.08% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 116th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,289 people, the population of Lavaca increased 25.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,825 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lavaca had an population of 2,444 people. This is an increase of 6.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.92% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lavaca.

Communities near Lavaca ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Lavaca and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Alma   [Map]   5,738   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Barling   [Map]   4,935   W   5 miles [8 km]
Booneville   [Map]   3,853   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Charleston   [Map]   2,463   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fort Smith   [Map]   88,037   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   9,405   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lavaca.

Communities Also Named Lavaca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Lavaca - they are located in Alabama and Nebraska.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lavaca.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lavaca. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lavaca. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lavaca.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lavaca:

Websites for Lavaca ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lavaca ...

Looking for more information about Lavaca? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lavaca, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lavaca.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Sebastian County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lavaca:

The official website for Sebastian County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lavaca.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lavaca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lavaca). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lavaca or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lavaca) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lavaca. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lavaca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lavaca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3344, Longitude: -94.1790     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lavaca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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