La Porte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 35,148 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, La Porte is the 90th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, La Porte isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in La Porte are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Porte is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in La Porte who work in office and administrative support (16.49%), sales jobs (8.72%), and management occupations (8.30%).
The citizens of La Porte are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.67% of adults in La Porte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in La Porte in 2010 was $27,186, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,744 for a family of four. However, La Porte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 30.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Porte include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in La Porte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.