La Porte City, Iowa

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La Porte City, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of La Porte City, Iowa

Comparing La Porte City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Age of the Population 5 4
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 7
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
People Living Alone 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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La Porte City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SE of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 187 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Black Hawk
Metro Area Waterloo - Cedar Falls
Standard Zip Codes 50651
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.315
Longitude -92.191

La Porte City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VINTON
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 36.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
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La Porte City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,275 100%
Male 1,086 47.7%
Female 1,189 52.3%
Under 18 600 26.4%
18+ 1,675 73.6%
65+ 423 18.6%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.97
White 2,256 99.2%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.2%

Estimated La Porte City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,301
Growth 26
Growth % 1.1%

La Porte City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 51.9%
Irish 11.2%
US/American 9.8%
English 9.2%
Norwegian 4.8%
Danish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Swedish 1.1%
Czech 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Belgian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Austrian 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, La Porte City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Laporte City (50651)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
La Porte City 2,275 $46,544
Brandon 311 $45,893
Dysart 1,303 $45,774
Elk Run Heights 1,052 $48,906
Gilbertville 767 $47,917
Mount Auburn 160 $41,786
Raymond 537 $55,417

La Porte City Public Libraries

Hawkins Memorial Library
308 MAIN
La Porte City, Iowa
(319) 342-3025
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La Porte City High Schools (2004)

Serves 359 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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