La Porte is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 35,964 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, La Porte is the 98th 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Porte who work in office and administrative support (15.00%), management occupations (8.44%), and sales jobs (8.12%).
La Porte is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The percentage of adults in La Porte with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.19% of adults in La Porte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Porte in 2018 was $39,230, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,920 for a family of four. However, La Porte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Porte is an extremely 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 36.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Porte include German, Irish, English, French, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in La Porte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.