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La Porte City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of La Porte City had a population of 2,289 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 2,289
Population in Households 2,247
Population in Familes 1,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 896
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 920
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 608
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 695 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $126,381
Average Home Value $143,813


Median Household Income $48,837
Average Household Income $64,826
Per Capita Income $26,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.15%
Households 0.09% 0.15%
Families 0.19% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 150 85th
Population Density1 # 361 64th
Diversity Index2 # 693 31st
Median Household Income # 655 35th
Per Capita Income # 567 44th

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