La Porte City, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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La Porte City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of La Porte City had a population of 2,312 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for La Porte City is located at latitude 42.315 and longitude -92.1921 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 2,312
Population in Households 2,271
Population in Familes 1,840
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 905
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,253
Average Household Income $70,415
Per Capita Income $28,267


Total Housing Units 1,010 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 716 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $127,934
Average Home Value $147,141


Total Households 924
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 607
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.14% 0.15%
Households 0.12% 0.11%
Families 0.12% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

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, 2018 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 # 149 85th
Population Density # 359 65th
Diversity Index # 690 31st
Median Household Income # 726 28th
Per Capita Income # 544 46th

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