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La Porte City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of La Porte City had a population of 2,285 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for La Porte City is located at latitude 42.3138 and longitude -92.1909 in Black Hawk County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Porte City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Black Hawk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The City of La Porte City (GNIS ID: 2395571) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of La Porte City is located within Township of Big Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Black Hawk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Porte City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Porte City: La Porte, Laporte, Laporte City.

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La Porte City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,285
Daytime Population: Workers 620
Daytime Population: Residents 1,163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,783
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 2,243
Population in Familes 1,832
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 895
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $47,935
Average Household Income $65,818
Per Capita Income $26,502


Total Housing Units 1,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 691 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $126,172
Average Home Value $143,162


Total Households 915
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 603
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.14%
Households 0.0% 0.11%
Families 0.05% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

La Porte City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Porte City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 151 85th
Population Density # 362 64th
Diversity Index # 689 31st
Median Household Income # 749 26th
Per Capita Income # 590 42nd

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