La Porte, TX

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Population

35,216

0.842% growth

Poverty Rate

9.98%


Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$73,645

4.19% growth

Number of Employees

17,761

0.843% decline

Median Property Value

$131,500

3.95% growth

About

In 2017, La Porte, TX had a population of 35.2k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $73,645. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of La Porte, TX grew from 34,922 to 35,216, a 0.842% increase and its median household income grew from $70,681 to $73,645, a 4.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Porte, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.5%), White (Hispanic) (23.7%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (6.34%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.49%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.52%). N/A% of the people in La Porte, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in La Porte, TX is $131,500, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in La Porte, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in La Porte, TX is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of La Porte, TX employs 17.8k people. The largest industries in La Porte, TX are Manufacturing (2,930 people), Construction (1,951 people), and Educational Services (1,633 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($74,964), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,107), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,893).

Median household income in La Porte, TX is $73,645. Males in La Porte, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in La Porte, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,645

2017 value

± $4,661

4.19%

1 Year Growth

± 8.95%

Households in La Porte, TX have a median annual income of $73,645, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,681 in 2016, which represents a 4.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for La Porte, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3428

  2. Census Tract 3432

  3. Census Tract 3433.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Porte, TX was Census Tract 3428 with a value of $124,455, followed by Census Tract 3432 and Census Tract 3433.02, with respective values of $103,684 and $92,917.

The following map shows all of the places in La Porte, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Porte, TX (3.51k out of 35.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,428 ± 411

  2. Hispanic

    1,900 ± 378

  3. Other

    663 ± 256

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in La Porte, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.8k

2017 Value

± 980

-0.843%

1 Year decline

± 7.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in La Porte, TX declined at a rate of -0.843%, from 17.9k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Porte, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,412 people), Production Occupations (1,874 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,546 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Porte, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of La Porte, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,412 people), Production Occupations (1,874 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,546 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, La Porte, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.82 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of La Porte, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($103,478), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,107), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($72,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.8k

2017 Value

± 980

-0.843%

1 Year decline

± 7.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in La Porte, TX declined at a rate of -0.843%, from 17.9k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Porte, TX, are Manufacturing (2,930 people), Construction (1,951 people), and Educational Services (1,633 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Porte, TX, though some of these residents may live in La Porte, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in La Porte, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,930 people), Construction (1,951 people), and Educational Services (1,633 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, La Porte, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.28 times higher than expected), Construction (1.75 times), and Manufacturing (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in La Porte, TX, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($74,964), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,107), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,893).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.4% of the population of La Porte, TX has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 9.61% on Medicaid, 9.42% on Medicare, 7.91% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of La Porte, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in La Porte, TX see 1749 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.33% increase from the previous year (1726 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1508 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 964 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,749 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harris County, TX see an average of 1,749 patients per year. This represents a 1.33% increase from the previous year (1,726 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harris County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.6%

Uninsured

59.1%

Employer Coverage

9.61%

Medicaid

9.42%

Medicare

7.91%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Porte, TX declined by 1.68% from 12.8% to 12.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in La Porte, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

La Porte, TX is home to a population of 35.2k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.24% of La Porte, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.25k people).

In 2017, there were 2.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.6k people) in La Porte, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.35k White (Hispanic) and 2.23k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in La Porte, TX was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in La Porte, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all La Porte, TX residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.25k people

9.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.27k people

As of 2017, 9.24% of La Porte, TX residents (3.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Porte, TX was 9.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of La Porte, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in La Porte, TX was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in La Porte, TX

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    20.6k ± 896

  2. White (Hispanic)

    8.35k ± 1.02k

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    2.23k ± 691

In 2017, there were 2.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.6k people) in La Porte, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.35k White (Hispanic) and 2.23k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in La Porte, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    788 ± 149

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    483 ± 167

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    398 ± 177

La Porte, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Porte, TX was $131,500 in 2017, which is 0.572 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $126,500 to $131,500, a 3.95% increase. The homeownership rate in La Porte, TX is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in La Porte, TX have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in La Porte, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$131,500

2017 Median

± $3,329

$126,500

2016 Median

± $3,906

In 2017, the median property value in La Porte, TX grew to to $131,500 from the previous year's value of $126,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in La Porte, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In La Porte, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$73,645

Median Household Income

± $4,661

12.5k

Number of Households

± 771

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.5k households in La Porte, TX grew to $73,645 from the previous year's value of $70,681.

The following chart displays the households in La Porte, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in La Porte, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In La Porte, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.5% of the housing units in La Porte, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in La Porte, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Porte, TX have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in La Porte, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.68%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in La Porte, TX was Drove Alone (86.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.68%) and those who Worked At Home (2.03%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in La Porte, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in La Porte, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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