La Marque, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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La Marque, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of La Marque had a population of 18,816 as of July 1, 2019. 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 29.3686 and longitude -94.9713 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Marque 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.

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

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La Marque, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

La Marque, TX Housing Affordability Index is 199
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

La Marque, TX Wealth Index is 73
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 18,816
Population in Households 18,715
Population in Familes 15,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density 1,351
Diversity Index1 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,907
Average Household Income $67,471
Per Capita Income $25,502
Wealth Index3 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,001 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,982 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 602 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $122,507
Housing Affordability Index2 199
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,983
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 4,797
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.85% 1.81%
Households 2.64% 1.72%
Families 2.54% 1.69%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

La Marque, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Marque to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 157 91st
Population Density # 523 70th
Diversity Index # 178 90th
Median Household Income # 784 55th
Per Capita Income # 793 55th

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