The City of La Porte had a population of 36,984 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.
|Daytime Population: Workers||14,984|
|Daytime Population: Residents||19,996|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||34,980|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||0.95|
|Population in Households||36,839|
|Population in Familes||31,823|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||145|
|Median Household Income||$68,986|
|Average Household Income||$81,688|
|Per Capita Income||$28,623|
|Total Housing Units||13,936 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||9,402 (67.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,558 (25.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||976 ( 7.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$132,527|
|Average Home Value||$165,198|
|Average Household Size||2.84|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.03%|
|Per Capita Income||2.1%|
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, 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.
|Total Population||# 94||95th|
|Population Density||# 315||82nd|
|Diversity Index||# 398||77th|
|Median Household Income||# 264||85th|
|Per Capita Income||# 487||72nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.