La Marque, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Marque, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of La Marque had a population of 16,832 as of July 1, 2017. La Marque ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Marque is located at latitude 29.3681 and longitude -94.9947 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Marque (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of La Marque (GNIS ID: 2411575) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of La Marque is located within La Marque-Hitchcock Division of Galveston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Marque population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Marque: Buttermilk Station, Highland.

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La Marque, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,832
Daytime Population: Workers 5,215
Daytime Population: Residents 10,390
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,605
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 16,737
Population in Familes 13,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density2 1,210
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $50,941
Average Household Income $66,897
Per Capita Income $25,631


Total Housing Units 7,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,317 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,984 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 774 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $97,177
Average Home Value $132,505


Total Households 6,301
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 4,306
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.07% 1.7%
Households 1.93% 1.63%
Families 1.72% 1.56%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

La Marque, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Marque to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 170 90th
Population Density # 598 66th
Diversity Index # 158 91st
Median Household Income # 687 61st
Per Capita Income # 711 59th

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