La Porte, Texas

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Population in 2013: 34,654 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.7%
 
Males: 17,880  (51.6%)
Females: 16,774  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77507.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,697 (it was $55,810 in 2000)
La Porte:

$62,697
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,368 (it was $21,178 in 2000)

La Porte city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $118,424 (it was $80,500 in 2000)
La Porte:

$118,424
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $123,174; Detached houses: $129,535; Townhouses or other attached units: $130,594; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,500; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $102,877; Mobile homes: $38,691; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,175

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,017.

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  • White alone - 20,705 (59.0%)
  • Hispanic - 9,922 (28.3%)
  • Black alone - 2,534 (7.2%)
  • Two or more races - 954 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 545 (1.6%)
  • Other race alone - 106 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 62 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Porte: 92.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.6%), United States (9.6%), Irish (8.7%), English (7.0%), French (3.1%), Italian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 18.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,830 people per square mile   (low).

La Porte, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in La Porte:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Porte city:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

3,117 residents are foreign born

This city:  8.9%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 89 registered sex offenders living in La Porte, Texas as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in La Porte to the number of sex offenders is 387 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,638 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,828 (1.7%)

La Porte satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.66 N, Longitude: 95.04 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +28 (+0.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,653 (21.7%)

Area codes: 281, 832

La Porte household income distribution La Porte home values distribution

Property values in La Porte, TX


Crime rates in La Porte by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0221200000001
per 100,000 0.06.16.03.05.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.02.9
Rapes 1110149166445761825
per 100,000 31.630.742.026.747.317.711.711.714.520.317.552.271.3
Robberies 1318141284810111014108
per 100,000 37.455.242.035.623.711.823.529.331.829.040.829.022.8
Assaults 528349484722787815051271827
per 100,000 149.5254.6147.2142.3139.065.1228.9228.3434.1147.778.752.277.0
Burglaries 17418719119616213811394196110165152127
per 100,000 500.1573.6573.6581.1479.0408.1331.6275.1567.3318.5481.0440.4362.3
Thefts 374443427405446365304218344515487441439
per 100,000 1075.01358.81282.31200.71318.71079.5892.1638.1995.61491.21419.71277.91252.4
Auto thefts 64576550587180456753544938
per 100,000 184.0174.8195.2148.2171.5210.0234.8131.7193.9153.5157.4142.0108.4
Arson 54181497132713173758
per 100,000 155.255.242.026.720.738.479.238.149.28.720.414.522.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 167.5224.0205.0175.8194.3125.6147.3125.4213.7156.5152.7162.3178.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in La Porte detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 105 (75 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Texas average:

1.95

La Porte tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,826 (+13.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

Work and jobs in La Porte: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in La Porte, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 La Porte 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 the city 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 (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Porte topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in La Porte:

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

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:

Private elementary/middle school in La Porte:

  • DAWNING LIGHT 24 HOUR CHILDCARE (Students: 12; Location: 930 S 14TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in La Porte, School District: LA PORTE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 133. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

133
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.15
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.706. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.706
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 26.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.92
U.S.:

9.14

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.:

0.01468

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.9%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.6% for Black residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 30.3% for other race residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)
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

La Porte, Texas environmental map by EPA

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La Porte compared to Texas state average:

  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

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) (Amended And
  • 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.

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

  • La Quinta Inn La Porte, 1105 Hwy 146, La Porte, TX 77571 , Phone: (281) 470-0760, Fax: (281) 471-2116
  • Comfort Suites La Porte, 902 S 8TH St, La Porte, TX 77571 , Phone: (281) 842-9200, Fax: (281) 471-5555
  • Days Inn, 705 Hwy 146 S, La Porte, TX 77571 , Phone: (281) 471-4040, Fax: (281) 470-9191
  • Garden Suites, 107 N 8th St, La Porte, TX 77571 , Phone: (281) 867-9944, Fax: (281) 867-1074
  • Holiday Inn Express, 908 W G St, La Porte, TX 77571 , Phone: (281) 842-9888, Fax: (281) 842-8888
  • Value Place La Porte, 1506 W Fairmont Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571 , Phone: (281) 471-6600
  • Candlewood Suites La Porte, 1250 S 13th St, La Porte, TX 77571 , Phone: (409) 740-9100
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 11003 Fairmont Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571 , Phone: (281) 471-2400, Fax: (281) 471-2433
  • Super 8 Hotel La Porte, TX, 702 Hwy 146 S, La Porte, TX 77571 , Phone: (281) 941-4033, Fax: (281) 941-4034
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in La Porte, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

La Porte travel time to work - commute La Porte mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.38%
Here: 50.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim Estimate Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents36.1%28.3%10.0%2.8%2.6%
Congregations6.7%23.0%8.9%2.1%0.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)JewishLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.2%2.1%2.0%11.6%
Congregations2.8%3.3%1.3%3.1%47.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 737
Harris County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Harris County:

26.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

15.7%
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
Financial Administration 21$96,054$54,8881$1,010
Other Government Administration 21$111,107$63,4909$3,985
Judicial and Legal 8$25,379$38,0691$1,842
Police Protection - Officers 79$441,058$66,9960$0
Police - Other 27$96,433$42,8594$1,973
Firefighters 13$66,706$61,57511$5,032
Fire - Other 6$27,407$54,8140$0
Streets and Highways 25$82,436$39,5690$0
Health 26$120,242$55,4961$4,406
Solid Waste Management 21$59,630$34,0740$0
Sewerage 19$68,607$43,3310$0
Parks and Recreation 44$139,168$37,9554$3,733
Water Supply 23$82,611$43,1010$0
Other and Unallocable 40$161,301$48,3907$6,385
Totals for Government 373$1,578,139$50,77138$28,366

La Porte government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $979,000 ($28.25)
    Regular Highways: $459,000 ($13.25)
    General Public Buildings: $41,000 ($1.18)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,994,000 ($230.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,359,000 ($125.79)
    Water Utilities: $2,868,000 ($82.76)
    Sewerage: $2,297,000 ($66.28)
    Financial Administration: $2,020,000 ($58.29)
    Central Staff Services: $2,012,000 ($58.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,808,000 ($52.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,715,000 ($49.49)
    General - Other: $1,434,000 ($41.38)
    Regular Highways: $1,430,000 ($41.27)
    Health - Other: $1,409,000 ($40.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $685,000 ($19.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $586,000 ($16.91)
    Natural Resources - Other: $336,000 ($9.70)
    Public Welfare - Other: $232,000 ($6.69)
    Air Transportation: $39,000 ($1.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $842,000 ($24.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,106,000 ($435.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $409,000 ($11.80)

La Porte government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,545,000 ($73.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,459,000 ($42.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,431,000 ($41.29)
    All Other: $1,182,000 ($34.11)
    Air Transportation: $33,000 ($0.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,699,000 ($222.17)
    Interest Earnings: $885,000 ($25.54)
    Fines and Forfeits: $678,000 ($19.56)
    Rents: $285,000 ($8.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,484,000 ($129.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $841,000 ($24.27)
    Public Welfare: $30,000 ($0.87)
  • Tax - Property: $11,787,000 ($340.13)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,167,000 ($91.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,806,000 ($52.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $244,000 ($7.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $50,000 ($1.44)
    Other License: $10,000 ($0.29)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($0.12)
    Amusements License: $3,000 ($0.09)

La Porte government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,520,000 ($1024.99)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,360,000 ($616.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,475,000 ($475.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,315,000 ($66.80)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $779,000 ($22.48)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $779,000 ($22.48)

La Porte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,680,000 ($365.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,586,000 ($1286.60)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,986,000 ($57.31)

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,867 average AGI)
Harris County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.58% ($43,153 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.36% ($53,106)
from Galveston County, TX  0.23% ($41,153)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,308 average AGI)
Harris County:

0.10%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.70% ($57,326 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.46% ($60,825)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.24% ($48,130)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of La Porte fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 167
  • Hazardous Condition: 160
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - La Porte

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Porte, TX
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
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

La Porte on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert O. Hagerty (7)
  • Carl Bismark Ferguson (5)
  • James R. Lattner (4)
  • V. Keith Turner (3)
  • Richard Dan Ward (2)
  • Alejandro Ceron (2)
  • Robert Sander (2)
  • Christopher Paradise (2)
  • Ted A. Powell (2)
  • Jerry Robb (2)

Total of 44 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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