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Lavon, Texas
The United States Post Office in Lavon
The United States Post Office in Lavon
Location of Lavon in Collin County, Texas
Location of Lavon in Collin County, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Collin
 • Total 2.36 sq mi (6.10 km2)
 • Land 2.35 sq mi (6.08 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
525 ft (160 m)
 • Total 2,219
 • Density 945/sq mi (364.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-41800
GNIS feature ID 1339724

Lavon is a city in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,219 at the 2010 census, compared to 387 at the 2000 census.


Lavon is located in southeastern Collin County at 33°01′36″N 96°26′18″W / 33.026795°N 96.438467°W / 33.026795; -96.438467. The center of town is 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Lavon Dam on the East Fork of the Trinity River, forming Lavon Lake.

Texas State Highway 78 passes through Lavon, leading north 11 miles (18 km) to Farmersville and southwest 16 miles (26 km) to Garland. Texas State Highway 205 departs from Highway 78 on the west side of Lavon and leads south 6 miles (10 km) to Rockwall.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lavon has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.39%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 185
1990 303 63.8%
2000 387 27.7%
2010 2,219 473.4%
Est. 2015 2,889 30.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 387 people, 136 households, and 116 families residing in the town. The population density was 306.9 people per square mile (118.6/km2). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 115.8/sq mi (44.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.02% White, 1.03% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 2.07% from other races, and 3.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.49% of the population.

There were 136 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.0% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $57,083, and the median income for a family was $61,250. Males had a median income of $42,143 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,711. None of the families and 1.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.5% of those over 64.

The 2010 Census showed the population to be 2,219.

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