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La Porte, Texas

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The location of La Porte

Welcome to La Porte ...

The coastal city of La Porte is located in Harris County.

The location of La Porte has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, La Porte has a population of 35,371 people<2> (see below for details).

La Porte is near sea level<3>.

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

La Porte is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (281)<4>, (713) & (832).

The ZIP codes for La Porte: 77571-77572<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, La Porte had a population of 33,800 people. This makes La Porte the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of La Porte represents 0.13% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,800 people, the population of La Porte increased 6.02% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 31,880 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, La Porte had an population of 35,371 people. This is an increase of 4.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.95% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near La Porte ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Baytown   [Map]   76,804   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dickinson   [Map]   20,359   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Friendswood   [Map]   39,839   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
League City   [Map]   104,903   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pearland   [Map]   119,940   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Santa Fe   [Map]   13,442   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for La Porte.

Communities Also Named La Porte ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named La Porte - they are located in California, Colorado, Indiana and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for La Porte.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around La Porte. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of La Porte. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around La Porte. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for La Porte:

Websites for La Porte ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Porte ...

Looking for more information about La Porte? 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, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for La Porte.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Harris County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for La Porte:

The official website for Harris County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for La Porte.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Porte - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Of the area codes for La Porte, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.

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<5>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). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether La Porte or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for La Porte includes: 77571 & 77572.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for La Porte. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La Porte

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Porte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.6689, Longitude: -95.0489     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for La Porte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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