La Porte

Population: 34,922Median home value: $126,500 88 Ranks better than 99% of areas

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A- La Porte Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B La Porte Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Texas
La Porte
919% less expensive than the US average
Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
La Porte cost of living
B La Porte Crime Total crime is 41% lower than Texas
Total crime
1,78535% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5735% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
La Porte crime
C- La Porte Employment Household income is 29% higher than Texas
Median household income
$70,68128% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,1271% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%6% higher than the US average
La Porte employment
A+ La Porte Housing Home value is 11% lower than Texas
Median home value
$126,50032% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0379% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%14% higher than the US average
La Porte real estate or La Porte rentals
A+ La Porte Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
78%59% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
La Porte K-12 schools

Living in La Porte, TX

Located in the state of Texas, La Porte is a moderately-sized city with a population of 34,922 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (83% White). Given that fact, La Porte could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of La Porte are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 22% of the population also speak Spanish. La Porte is known to be family friendly as more than 76% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 63% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in La Porte could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in La Porte and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 89 out of 100, La Porte is ranked #68 in the United States and #40 in Texas. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in La Porte could be a great choice! La Porte has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. Based on the scores for each individual category, La Porte has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A-), crime (A-), cost of living (B), weather (A-), education (A+) and housing (A+).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., La Porte has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Battleship Texas, and Sylvan Beach Park.

Knowing that the La Porte schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 78%, which is far higher than the national average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, La Porte has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Assuming that La Porte meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in La Porte. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in La Porte are simply unattainable. The median home price for La Porte homes is $126,500, which is 11.4% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in La Porte, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.8, which is 30.8% lower than the Texas average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in La Porte were 8.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.9%.

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Compare La Porte, TX Livability To Other Cities

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La Porte, Texas- The City Hurricane Harvey Could Not Destroy

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I never realized how much I loved living in La Porte, Texas, until Hurricane Harvey came to visit in 2017. It was then that I realized that I loved living in this coastal community because of the way that everyone pulled together even during the eye of the storm. While Harvey was able to damage about 70 homes, it brought people from across the community together in unprecedented ways. In my opinion, the best areas of the city are those surrounding La Porte High School

My community is home to the Bayport Container Terminal offers plenty of jobs moving freight from the Port of Houston throughout North America. Many downtown businesses are operated by small merchants allowing everyone to find unique options in antiques,, boutique clothing along with amazing thrift store finds.

At the end of the day, there are plenty of great restaurants to eat at if you do not feel like cooking at home. Many like Mountain Inn and Southern Komfort Seafood Restaurant & Catering offer great seafood that is often caught fresh that day. Others like El Toro Mexican Restaurant and Gringo's Mexican Restaurant pay tribute to dishes created south of the border.
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Source: The La Porte, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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