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La Porte is a city in Harris County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.

The community name derives from French for "the door."

The latitude of La Porte is 29.665N. The longitude is -95.019W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 33,263.


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Median household income
Local
$55,810
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Porte demographic reports
La Porte is on Upper Galveston Bay
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 70. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Back Festival - Sept. 21-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check La Porte web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sylvan Beach Park
La Porte attractions: Houston Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in the country
Historic sites and museums: San Jacinto Monument and Museum, San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park

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Ancestry & family history

14% of La Porte residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Porte ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Porte was $21,178, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of La Porte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in La Porte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $512.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.


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Libraries in La Porte include La Porte Branch Library ... View libraries

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Harris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Porte political report.

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The average commute time for La Porte workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Porte between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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