La Porte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 21,916 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, La Porte is the 41st largest community in Indiana. La Porte has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, La Porte is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Porte is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Porte who work in office and administrative support (14.66%), sales jobs (10.20%), and food service (9.11%).
The percentage of adults in La Porte with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.34% of adults in La Porte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Porte in 2010 was $18,625, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,500 for a family of four.
La Porte is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Porte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Porte residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. La Porte also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Porte include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in La Porte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.