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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 3.05 sq mi (7.90 km2)
 • Land 3.04 sq mi (7.88 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
525 ft (160 m)
 • Total 4,469
 • Density 1,223.79/sq mi (472.56/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 ( -vahn) is a city in Collin County and has been one of the U.S. state of Texas's fastest-growing communities, with a 2000 census-tabulated population of 387 and 2020 tabulated population of 4,469.


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%
2020 4,469 101.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the census of 2000, 387 people, 136 households, and 116 families were residing in the town. At the 2020 census, its population grew to 4,469. Part of the Metroplex, its population increase is attributed to the rapid influx of residents from other U.S. states and countries.

In 2020, there were 1,500 housing units; of the total housing units, 80 were vacant. Among the households and families in the city, the average family size was 3.38 and 19.7% were non-married households in 2019.

Of its population from 2000 to 2020, the majority have been non-Hispanic or Latino white Americans. Black and African Americans have remained the second largest racial and ethnic group within the city with Hispanic and Latino Americans.

The 2019 American Community Survey determined the median household income was $89,474. Married-couple families had a median household income of $95,558, non-married families $96,010, and non-family households $51,625. In 2000, the median income for a household was $57,083, and 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 one under 18 and 10.5% of those over 64.


Lavon is served by the Community Independent School District.

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