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.
La Porte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.51%), sales jobs (8.86%), and management occupations (8.69%).
The citizens of La Porte are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.34% of adults in La Porte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in La Porte in 2010 was $28,823, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,292 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 29.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Porte include English, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in La Porte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.