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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,567
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+6,068
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.8%
Median Earnings25+$32,231
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,438
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,133

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,303
% Above Poverty Level83.3%
% Below Poverty Level16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$862
Median House Value$88,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59%
German7.9%
Irish7.2%
French Except Basque3.4%
English2.9%
Italian2.6%
Polish1.1%
African1%
Dutch0.8%
Czech0.6%
Liberian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Arab0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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La Marque Almanac

CategoryValue
County Galveston County
Standard Zip Codes77568
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.36
Approximate Longitude-94.99

La Marque Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGALVESTON
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp50 to 62 F
Apr Temp65 to 75 F
Jul Temp80 to 89 F
Oct Temp68 to 80 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationALVIN
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp60 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dickinson19,583$82,086
Galveston49,443$54,095
Hitchcock7,464$52,019
Santa Fe12,839$82,386
Texas City46,811$51,452

La Marque Public Libraries

La Marque Public Library
1011 BAYOU RD
La Marque, Texas
(409) 938-9270

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La Marque Public Schools

Daep
397 Duroux
ZIP: 77568
(409) 938-4251
Other
Total Enrollment 8
Early Childhood Learning Center
100 Lake Rd
ZIP: 77568
(409) 935-3020
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
La Marque Educational Alternative Preparatory Sch
397 Duroux
ZIP: 77568
(409) 938-4251
La Marque El
1431 Bayou Rd
ZIP: 77568
(409) 938-4286
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
La Marque H S
397 Duroux
ZIP: 77568
(409) 938-4261
High
Total Enrollment 519
La Marque Int
1431 Bayou Rd
ZIP: 77568
(409) 938-4286
Middle
Total Enrollment 310
La Marque J H School
397 Duroux
ZIP: 77568
(409) 938-4261
Middle
Total Enrollment 249
Mainland Preparatory Academy
319 Newman Rd
ZIP: 77568
(409) 934-9100
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Premier Learning Academy
5130 Casey
ZIP: 77568
(409) 935-8369
Other
Total Enrollment 510
Renaissance Academy
1217 Vauthier
ZIP: 77568
(409) 908-5056
Middle
Total Enrollment 134
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