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La Porte is a city in Harris County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.
The community name derives from French for "the door."
The latitude of La Porte is 29.665N. The longitude is -95.019W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 33,263.
Sections below provide additional information and links about La Porte demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harris County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77507 ZIP code.
14% of La Porte residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Porte ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Porte was $21,178, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of La Porte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in La Porte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $512. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.
Libraries in La Porte include La Porte Branch Library ... View libraries
Harris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Porte political report.
The average commute time for La Porte workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Porte between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 6.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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