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Welcome to La Porte City ...

The city of La Porte City is located in Black Hawk County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, La Porte City has a population of 2,244 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of La Porte City.

La Porte City is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: La Porte City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

La Porte City is located in the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for La Porte City: 50651<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, La Porte City had an population of 2,244 people. This is a decrease of 1.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, La Porte City had a population of 2,285 people. This makes La Porte City the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of La Porte City represents 0.08% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,285 people, the population of La Porte City has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,275 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for La Porte City.

Communities near La Porte City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near La Porte City.

  • Waterloo [Black Hawk County]
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    • Waterloo [Black Hawk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of La Porte City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,292 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<6>
  • Independence [Buchanan County]
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    • Independence [Buchanan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of La Porte City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,203 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<6>
  • Vinton [Benton County]
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    • Vinton [Benton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of La Porte City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,019 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<6>
  • Evansdale [Black Hawk County]
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    • Evansdale [Black Hawk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of La Porte City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansdale<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jesup [Buchanan County]
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      • Jesup [Buchanan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of La Porte City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,711 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jesup have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jesup<6>
    • Hudson [Black Hawk County]
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      • Hudson [Black Hawk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of La Porte City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<6>
    • Traer [Tama County]
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      • Traer [Tama County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of La Porte City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Traer<6>
    • Urbana [Benton County]
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      • Urbana [Benton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of La Porte City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbana have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbana<6>
    • Dysart [Tama County]
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      • Dysart [Tama County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of La Porte City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dysart have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dysart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dysart<6>
    • Elk Run Heights [Black Hawk County]
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      • Elk Run Heights [Black Hawk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of La Porte City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Heights

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around La Porte City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for La Porte City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of La Porte City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around La Porte City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around La Porte City. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for La Porte City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Porte City ...

Looking for more information about La Porte City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for La Porte City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for La Porte City.

Adding La Porte City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of La Porte City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for La Porte City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found La Porte City on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for La Porte City on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Black Hawk County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for La Porte City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Black Hawk County: www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Black Hawk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for La Porte City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Porte City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as La Porte City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether La Porte City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- La Porte City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for La Porte City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La Porte CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Porte City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3140, Longitude: -92.1902    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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