La Porte, Texas

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Population in 2017: 35,371 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.0%
 
Males: 18,123  (51.2%)
Females: 17,248  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 77507.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $76,834 (it was $55,810 in 2000)
La Porte:

$76,834
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,546 (it was $21,178 in 2000)

La Porte city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $166,354 (it was $80,500 in 2000)
La Porte:

$166,354
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $261,526; detached houses: $269,430; townhouses or other attached units: $267,656; in 2-unit structures: $255,445; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,254; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $215,253; mobile homes: $59,847; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $28,713

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,118.

March 2019 cost of living index in La Porte: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.4% for American Indian residents, 29.5% for other race residents, 1.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in La Porte, TX (2017)
    • 20,68056.4%White alone
    • 11,93632.6%Hispanic
    • 1,6884.6%Black alone
    • 1,1013.0%Two or more races
    • 3731.0%Asian alone
    • 1420.4%American Indian alone
    • 150.04%Other race alone

Races in La Porte detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 82 registered sex offenders living in La Porte, Texas as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in La Porte is 441 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in La Porte by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(17.7)
4
(11.7)
4
(11.7)
5
(14.5)
7
(20.3)
6
(17.5)
18
(52.2)
25
(71.3)
12
(34.6)
29
(83.2)
27
(76.4)
11
(31.1)
20
(56.7)
21
(59.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(11.8)
8
(23.5)
10
(29.3)
11
(31.8)
10
(29.0)
14
(40.8)
10
(29.0)
8
(22.8)
9
(26.0)
12
(34.4)
11
(31.1)
13
(36.7)
16
(45.3)
10
(28.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(65.1)
78
(228.9)
78
(228.3)
150
(434.1)
51
(147.7)
27
(78.7)
18
(52.2)
27
(77.0)
19
(54.8)
29
(83.2)
41
(116.0)
48
(135.6)
67
(189.8)
32
(89.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
138
(408.1)
113
(331.6)
94
(275.1)
196
(567.3)
110
(318.5)
165
(481.0)
152
(440.4)
127
(362.3)
117
(337.5)
111
(318.5)
95
(268.8)
97
(273.9)
77
(218.2)
71
(199.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
365
(1,079)
304
(892.1)
218
(638.1)
344
(995.6)
515
(1,491)
487
(1,420)
441
(1,278)
439
(1,252)
433
(1,249)
425
(1,219)
402
(1,138)
432
(1,220)
401
(1,136)
334
(938.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
71
(210.0)
80
(234.8)
45
(131.7)
67
(193.9)
53
(153.5)
54
(157.4)
49
(142.0)
38
(108.4)
43
(124.0)
48
(137.7)
63
(178.3)
73
(206.2)
49
(138.8)
52
(146.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
13
(38.4)
27
(79.2)
13
(38.1)
17
(49.2)
3
(8.7)
7
(20.4)
5
(14.5)
8
(22.8)
7
(20.2)
7
(20.1)
4
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(8.5)
2
(5.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)119.3139.9119.1203.0148.7145.0154.2169.1129.9175.6172.3153.1168.7148.0

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City-data.com crime index in La Porte, TX

Crime rate in La Porte detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 103 (75 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Texas average:

1.55
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Ancestries: American (9.3%), English (7.4%), German (6.7%), Irish (4.4%), Italian (2.7%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 18.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,868 people per square mile   (low).

La Porte, Texas map

3,517 residents are foreign born (7.8% Latin America).

This city:

9.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,444 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,419 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Harris, TX (1.4 miles , pop. 82,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (21.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Southeast Harris, TX (1.2 miles ),
Morgan's Point, TX (1.6 miles ),
Shoreacres, TX (1.8 miles ),
Deer Park, TX (2.2 miles ),
Taylor Lake Village, TX (2.5 miles ),
El Lago, TX (2.5 miles ),
Seabrook, TX (2.6 miles ),
Baytown, TX (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 29.66 N, Longitude: 95.04 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,638 (+7.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,614 (19.9%)

Area codes: 281, 832

Distribution of median household income in La Porte, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in La Porte, TX in 2017

Property values in La Porte, TX

La Porte satellite photo by USGS

La Porte tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 181 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 1998: 280 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 1999: 298 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2000: 258 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2001: 164 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2002: 143 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2003: 169 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2004: 96 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2005: 119 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2006: 97 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2007: 102 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2008: 54 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2013: 69 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2014: 62 buildings, average cost: $307,500
  • 2015: 87 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2016: 64 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2017: 48 buildings, average cost: $170,100
Number of permits per 10,000 La Porte, TX residents
Average permit cost in La Porte, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Texas:

3.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in La Porte, TX
Historical housing units in La Porte, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +3,826 (+13.6%).
Most common industries in La Porte, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Chemicals (12.0%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Chemicals (18.4%)
  • Construction (16.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (3.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Chemicals (4.1%)
Most common occupations in La Porte, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.7%)
  • Electricians (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)

Average climate in La Porte, Texas

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La Porte, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.188. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.188
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.422. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.422
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.68
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00590. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00590
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

La Porte-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the La Porte city center injured 16 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 2/11/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Porte-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 319.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 195.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 410.4 miles away from La Porte center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from La Porte center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 500.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harris County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Floods: 15, Hurricanes: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Tropical Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Winds: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Porte topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in La Porte:

  • MEADOWPLACE LIVING CENTER (5205 MEADOW PLACE)
  • SHELL ROCK LIVING CENTER (9734 SHELL ROCK)
  • HAPPY HARBOR METHODIST HOME (1106 BAYSHORE DR)
  • LAPORTE HEALTHCARE CENTER (208 SOUTH UTAH)
  • LA PORTE DIALYSIS FACILITY (1307 W. FAIRMONT PARKWAY, SUITE A)
  • MERIDIAN DIALYSIS CENTER (201 WEST FAIRMONT PARKWAY, SUITE A)

Airports and heliports located in La Porte:

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Amtrak station near La Porte:

  • 13 miles: SOUTH HOUSTON (1546 COLLEGE) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Porte:

  • San Jacinto Community College (about 5 miles; Pasadena, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,517)
  • Lee College (about 7 miles; Baytown, TX; FT enrollment: 4,278)
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (about 7 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,833)
  • University of Houston (about 19 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 31,888)
  • College of the Mainland (about 19 miles; Texas City, TX; FT enrollment: 2,739)
  • Texas Southern University (about 20 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 7,053)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (about 21 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 10,122)

Public high schools in La Porte:

Public elementary/middle schools in La Porte:

  • LEO RIZZUTO EL (Students: 612, Location: 3201 N FARRINGTON BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
  • LOMAX EL (Students: 591, Location: 10615 N AVNEUE L, Grades: PK-6)
  • LA PORTE EL (Students: 588, Location: 725 S BROADWAY, Grades: PK-5)
  • BAKER 6TH GRADE CAMPUS (Students: 579, Location: 9800 SPENCER HWY, Grades: 6)
  • LOMAX J H (Students: 578, Location: 9801 N AVE L, Grades: 7-8)
  • JENNIE REID EL (Students: 537, Location: 10001 W FAIRMONT PKWY, Grades: PK-5)
  • LA PORTE J H (Students: 535, Location: 401 S BROADWAY, Grades: 7-8)
  • BAYSHORE EL (Students: 340, Location: 301 FAIRFIELD, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in La Porte

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in La Porte: La Porte Fire Department Station 3 (A), La Porte Fire Department Station 1 (B), La Porte Fire Department Station 2 (C), La Porte Fire Department Station 4 (D), La Porte City Marshal's Office (E), La Porte Police Department (F), City of La Porte Fire Department (G), La Porte Bayshore Chamber of Commerce (H), La Porte Civic Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in La Porte include: First Baptist Church of Laporte (A), Spencer Park Chapel (B), Christ Church (C), Creekmont Baptist Church (D), Fairmont Park Baptist Church (E), Templo Bautista (F), Hosanna Bautista Iglesia (G), Church of Christ - Laporte (H), Confrontation Church of God in Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: La Porte Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in La Porte include: Sylvan Beach Park (1), La Porte High School Softball Field (2), La Porte High School Football Stadium (3), La Porte High School Baseball Field (4), Fairmont Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western La Porte Inn (705 Highway 146 South) (1), Bayshore Motel (717 Highway 146 North) (2), Bayport Motel (800 West Main Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jessica Boone - Actress, Gene Washington (wide receiver, born 1944) - Football player, Neal Baker - Baseball player.

Harris County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in La Porte and their reported violations in the past:

MONUMENT INN (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CROSBY RV PARK & CABIN RENTALS (Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

74.7%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in La Porte in 2010:

  • 46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in maritime/merchant vessels

People in group quarters in La Porte in 2000:

  • 114 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in other group homes
  • 38 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in La Porte (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Laporte at 815 Highway 146 South, branch established on 1972/09/27. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Capital One, National Association: Deer Park Branch at 9055 Spencer Highway, branch established on 2007/07/09. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Amegy Bank National Association: Laporte Branch at 1401 Fairmont Parkway, branch established on 1988/12/12. Info updated 2007/09/24: Bank assets: $12,197.6 mil, Deposits: $9,733.2 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 97 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Spencer Wal-Mart Branch at 9025 Spencer Highway, branch established on 2003/08/20. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: La Porte at 1414 W Fairmont Parkway, branch established on 2004/02/17. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: La Porte Main Office at 1001 Highway 146, branch established on 1965/01/11. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank Texas: La Porte Banking Center - Rc 319 at 1300 Fairmont Pkwy, branch established on 2004/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in La Porte:

Marital status in La Porte, TX
  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in La Porte:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - La Porte
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Porte, TX (based on Harris County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,077,2872,102
Catholic741,896109
Mainline Protestant278,855288
Other213,212296
Black Protestant65,641211
Orthodox12,88425
None1,702,684-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 737
Here:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 41
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 530
Harris County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,321
This county:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,302
Here:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Harris County:

8.9%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Harris County:

26.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.3%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
La Porte:

29.0
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.5%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.0%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
La Porte:

55.3%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.2%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Porte, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 79$441,058$66,9960$0
Parks and Recreation 44$139,168$37,9554$3,733
Other and Unallocable 40$161,301$48,3907$6,385
Police - Other 27$96,433$42,8594$1,973
Health 26$120,242$55,4961$4,406
Streets and Highways 25$82,436$39,5690$0
Water Supply 23$82,611$43,1010$0
Other Government Administration 21$111,107$63,4909$3,985
Financial Administration 21$96,054$54,8881$1,010
Solid Waste Management 21$59,630$34,0740$0
Sewerage 19$68,607$43,3310$0
Firefighters 13$66,706$61,57511$5,032
Judicial and Legal 8$25,379$38,0691$1,842
Fire - Other 6$27,407$54,8140$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 373$1,578,139$50,77138$28,366

La Porte government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,828,000 ($221.31)
    Regular Highways: $1,093,000 ($30.90)
    Water Utilities: $864,000 ($24.43)
    Sewerage: $317,000 ($8.96)
    Natural Resources - Other: $144,000 ($4.07)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,215,000 ($345.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,664,000 ($160.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,584,000 ($157.87)
    Water Utilities: $4,757,000 ($134.49)
    Central Staff Services: $4,463,000 ($126.18)
    Financial Administration: $2,916,000 ($82.44)
    Regular Highways: $2,533,000 ($71.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,458,000 ($69.49)
    Sewerage: $2,314,000 ($65.42)
    General - Other: $960,000 ($27.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $866,000 ($24.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $803,000 ($22.70)
    Air Transportation: $62,000 ($1.75)
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000 ($0.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,084,000 ($30.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,323,000 ($602.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($0.99)

La Porte government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,588,000 ($101.44)
    Other: $3,385,000 ($95.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,248,000 ($63.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,362,000 ($38.51)
    Air Transportation: $59,000 ($1.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,521,000 ($382.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,954,000 ($55.24)
    Interest Earnings: $230,000 ($6.50)
    Rents: $135,000 ($3.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,977,000 ($168.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,976,000 ($84.14)
    Other: $159,000 ($4.50)
    General Local Government Support: $96,000 ($2.71)
  • Tax - Property: $20,730,000 ($586.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,946,000 ($281.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,412,000 ($68.19)
    Other License: $1,334,000 ($37.71)
    Other Selective Sales: $702,000 ($19.85)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000 ($0.23)
    Amusements License: $5,000 ($0.14)

La Porte government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,703,000 ($1122.47)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,120,000 ($1021.18)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,770,000 ($219.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,188,000 ($118.40)

La Porte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,027,000 ($1923.24)

5.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($68,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,009 average AGI)
Harris County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.60% ($63,555 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.38% ($72,088)
from Galveston County, TX  0.21% ($59,610)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,859 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,188 average AGI)
Harris County:

0.09%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.83% ($73,794 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.58% ($100,531)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.28% ($69,346)
Businesses in La Porte, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
AutoZone1La Quinta1
Burger King1Little Caesars Pizza1
Comfort Suites1McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless2Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire1Subway3
Domino's Pizza2T-Mobile2
FedEx8Taco Bell2
GNC1U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS2
H&R Block2Walgreens1
Holiday Inn2Walmart1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in La Porte:

  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: SALT OF THE EARTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXYZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BLAYA INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLVL (1480 AM; 3 kW; PASADENA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KPRC (950 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYST (920 AM; 5 kW; TEXAS CITY, TX; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCOH (1430 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KCOH, INC.)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Porte:

  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLTN (102.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HBC HOUSTON LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFTG (88.1 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: ALELUYA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQBU-FM (93.3 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KQQK (107.9 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTJM (98.5 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around La Porte:

  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KVQT-LP (Channel 24; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: C. DOWEN JOHNSON)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KVVV-LP (Channel 53; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHLM-LP (Channel 43; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • K30CV (Channel 30; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of La Porte fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 63Number of bridges
  • 3,947ft / 1,203mTotal length
  • $1,274,000Total costs
  • 1,107,475Total average daily traffic
  • 62,707Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,363,310Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in La Porte, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 201990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for La Porte, TX
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED187$127,48681$113,215303$111,86133$32,30224$78,1421$14,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$127,1778$162,74850$112,9543$17,5573$81,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$136,70117$90,671138$105,31345$32,58510$87,8450$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$121,74114$101,14380$123,65014$38,1645$120,0420$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$134,4916$146,48723$117,1264$61,8802$50,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed mortgage data for all 9 tracts in La Porte, TX

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$129,91116$124,4510$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$130,2837$109,7142$59,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$104,9280$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$94,0002$126,5751$60,700
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$78,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in La Porte, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in La Porte, TX - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 111. The highest number of fires - 167 took place in 2006, and the least - 48 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in La Porte, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.0%), and Structure Fires (24.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in La Porte, TX
    • 73144.0%Outside Fires
    • 40124.1%Structure Fires
    • 34820.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 18211.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Porte, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in La Porte, Texas:

  • La Quinta Inn La Porte, 1105 Hwy 146, La Porte, Texas 77571 , Phone: (281) 470-0760, Fax: (281) 471-2116
  • Comfort Suites La Porte, 902 S 8TH St, La Porte, Texas 77571 , Phone: (281) 842-9200, Fax: (281) 471-5555
  • Days Inn, 705 Hwy 146 S, La Porte, Texas 77571 , Phone: (281) 471-4040, Fax: (281) 470-9191
  • Garden Suites, 107 N 8th St, La Porte, Texas 77571 , Phone: (281) 867-9944, Fax: (281) 867-1074
  • Holiday Inn Express, 908 W G St, La Porte, Texas 77571 , Phone: (281) 842-9888, Fax: (281) 842-8888
  • Value Place La Porte, 1506 W Fairmont Pkwy, La Porte, Texas 77571 , Phone: (281) 471-6600
  • Candlewood Suites La Porte, 1250 S 13th St, La Porte, Texas 77571 , Phone: (281) 471-0555
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 11003 Fairmont Pkwy, La Porte, Texas 77571 , Phone: (281) 471-2400, Fax: (281) 471-2433
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in La Porte, Texas
Most common first names in La Porte, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10471.2 years
William10073.2 years
James9671.5 years
Mary8878.9 years
Robert8467.0 years
Charles5668.9 years
George4671.7 years
Dorothy4273.8 years
Thomas3773.1 years
Ruth3578.6 years
Most common last names in La Porte, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5570.2 years
Davis3776.9 years
Williams3472.3 years
Jones3371.7 years
Johnson3173.4 years
Brown2774.3 years
Miller2470.9 years
Adams1970.9 years
Wright1973.5 years
Taylor1872.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Porte, TX
  • 62.1%Utility gas
  • 36.6%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Porte, TX
  • 70.1%Electricity
  • 29.3%Utility gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel


La Porte compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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