La Porte, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Porte, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of La Porte had a population of 35,720 as of July 1, 2016. La Porte ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Porte is located at latitude 29.6674 and longitude -95.0491 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Porte (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.63 sq. miles and a water area of 1.38 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of La Porte (GNIS ID: 2411580) 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 Porte is located within Southeast Harris Division of Harris County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Porte population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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La Porte, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,720
Population in Households 35,581
Population in Familes 30,755
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density1 1,917
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 12,494
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 9,335
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,008 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,485 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,025 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $127,939
Average Home Value $154,596


Median Household Income $67,735
Average Household Income $78,092
Per Capita Income $27,323
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 1.28%
Households 0.8% 1.19%
Families 0.81% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

La Porte, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Porte to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 95 95th
Population Density1 # 328 81st
Diversity Index2 # 399 77th
Median Household Income # 255 85th
Per Capita Income # 481 73rd

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