Introduction to La Marque, Texas

La Marque, Texas, in Galveston county, is 11 miles NW of Galveston, Texas (center to center) and 36 miles SE of Houston, Texas. The city is part of the Galveston - Texas City metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

La Marque History

The city of La Marque was initially known as Highlands. In the 1890s, residents decided to rename the area when they discovered another local community with the same name existed. Madam St. Ambrose, a postmistress in the city, chose the new name for the area. The name means "the mark" in French. During the American Civil War the city was popularly known as "Buttermilk Station" because soldiers purchased buttermilk from the city while traveling between Galveston and Houston.

La Marque and nearby Attractions

  • Lakeview Country Club
  • Queen of Peace Church
  • Rising Star Cemetery
  • Marchand Bayou
  • Etheredge Stadium
  • American Heritage Tours Inc.

Things To Do In La Marque

Lakeview Country Club provides a host of recreational activities for visitors. Queen of Peace Church is an architectural marvel not to be missed. Rising Star Cemetery is a haven of peace and serenity. Marchand Bayou is known for excellent boating facilities. Anglers will also feel at home here. Etheredge Stadium frequently hosts popular sport events. American Heritage Tours Inc. provides tourists with guided tours of the surrounding areas of interest.

La Marque Transportation

Air transportation facility is provided by Ellington Field Airport.

La Marque Higher Education

People seeking higher education can enroll at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Alvin Community College, or San Jacinto College-Central Campus.


Total Population 15,230
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,174
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 43.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $33,115
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,543


Median Family Income $50,833
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $846
Median House Value $85,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 6.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Marque Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Galveston, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles SE of Houston, Texas
County Galveston
Standard Zip Codes 77568
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.368
Longitude -94.971

La Marque Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 62 F
Apr Temp 65 to 75 F
Jul Temp 80 to 89 F
Oct Temp 68 to 80 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station ALVIN
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 60 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 94 F
Oct Temp 62 to 82 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dickinson 19,355 $79,475
Galveston 48,971 $51,763
Hitchcock 7,325 $51,614

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Marque Public Libraries

La Marque Public Library
La Marque, Texas
(409) 938-9270

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La Marque High Schools

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Serves 1,140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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