La Porte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 34,976 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, La Porte is the 90th largest community in Texas.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Porte who work in office and administrative support (13.67%), sales jobs (8.09%), and management occupations (7.84%).
The percentage of adults in La Porte with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.92% of adults in La Porte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Porte in 2018 was $32,928, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,712 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 34.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Porte include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in La Porte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.