Overview

Introduction to La Porte, Texas

La Porte, Texas, in Harris county, is 5 miles SW of Baytown, Texas (center to center) and 21 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city is in the Houston area.

La Porte History

La Porte was incorporated on August 10, 1892. It is located in Harris County and is the oldest incorporated town in the region. The area was used for a real estate venture by a group of Colorado-based colonizers and land developers. Although initially advertised as an area suitable for agriculture, the black gumbo soil was soon found to be unsuited for farming. The town gradually altered its image to that of a resort town until World War II. The influence of this great war was instrumental in slowly transforming the area into a full-scale industrial zone.

La Porte and nearby Attractions

  • Battleship USS Texas
  • San Jacinto Battlefield State Historical Park
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
  • La Porte Cemetery
  • San Jacinto Monument and Museum

Things To Do In La Porte

The Battlefield USS Texas is considered to be the world's only existing dreadnought. It served in both World Wars and now stands in La Porte as a tourist attraction. School children raised money to have the ship completely renovated. San Jacinto Battlefield State Historical Park has a 570-foot tall limestone monument built in remembrance of the war fought in 1836 between the armies of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and the patriots of Texas. This war resulted in Texas earning its independence. Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is known for its quaint architecture and the ambience of serenity. La Porte Cemetery attracts visitors for its peaceful surroundings.

La Porte Transportation

Ellington Field Airport provides air transportation facilities to the people of La Porte.

La Porte Higher Education

San Jacinto College-Central Campus, University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Lee College offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,216
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+17,405
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married54.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$45,375
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,270
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,331

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,596
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,024
Median House Value$131,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.1%
German13.1%
Irish9.8%
English9.1%
Italian2.9%
French Except Basque2.9%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Polish1.7%
Norwegian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Czech0.9%
African0.8%
Nigerian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
British0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Greek0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
+ Show More

La Porte Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harris County
Standard Zip Codes77571
P.O. Box Zip Codes77572
Phone Area Codes713, 28, 46, 832
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.66
Approximate Longitude-95.04

La Porte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBAYTOWN
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 61 F
Apr Temp60 to 77 F
Jul Temp76 to 92 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.7 inches
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance15.9 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
StationLIBERTY
Distance30.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 81 F
Annual Precip60.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baytown76,205$61,055
Seabrook13,325$104,171
Shoreacres1,796$116,250
Taylor Lake Village3,662$144,914

La Porte Public Schools

Baker 6th Grade Campus
9800 Spencer Hwy
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-6872
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
Bayshore El
301 Fairfield
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Dewalt Alternative School
401 N 2nd St
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-6900
High
Total Enrollment 59
Highpoint - Daep
1002 San Jacinto St
ZIP: 77571
(713) 604-6906
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Jennie Reid El
10001 W Fairmont Pkwy
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Jjaep Disciplinary School
1002 San Jacinto St
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-6906
Other
Total Enrollment 3
La Porte El
725 S Broadway
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
La Porte H S
301 E Fairmont Pkwy
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-7500
High
Total Enrollment 2119
La Porte J H
401 S Broadway
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 553
Leo Rizzuto El
3201 N Farrington Blvd
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Lomax El
10615 N Avneue L
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Lomax J H
9801 N Ave L
ZIP: 77571
(281) 604-6701
Middle
Total Enrollment 626
Young Learners
514 Bayridge Rd
ZIP: 77571
(713) 772-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 392

La Porte Private Schools

Precious Little People
930 S 14th St
ZIP: 77571
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Sources :
Study Online in La Porte
Additional Resources
Info for La Porte Government Officials


Are you an official in the La Porte government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.