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La Marque

City of La Marque

  •   State: 
    Texas
      County: 
    Galveston County
      City: 
    La Marque
      County FIPS: 
    48167
      Coordinates: 
    29°22′0″N 94°58′26″W
      Area total: 
    14.28 sq mi (36.98 km²)
      Area land: 
    13.75 sq mi (35.62 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.52 sq mi (1.36 km²)
      Elevation: 
    16 ft (5 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    29,3708
      Longitude: 
    -94,9832
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    77568
      GMAP: 

    La Marque, Galveston County, Texas, United States

  •   Population: 
    54,583
      Population density: 
    1,259.20 residents per square mile of area (486.16/km²)
      Household income: 
    $40,104
      Households: 
    5,406
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.50%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    8.25%

La Marque, also once known as Highlands and Buttermilk Junction, is an incorporated residential community on Interstate Highway 45, State Highway 3, and Farm Roads 519, 1765, and 2004. It is a part of the Houston- The Woodlands- Sugar Land metropolitan area. La Marque experienced considerable growth in the 1950s, during which the city provided a general administrative and trades and crafts workforce helping to support the petrochemical complex in adjoining Texas City. The town had a population of 17,000 and 130 businesses in 1977. In 1988, it had 15,697 residents and 158 businesses, and in 1991, some 14,258 residents and 272 businesses. In the 2000s, rising real estate costs in Galveston forced many families to move to other areas. This meant an influx of children into other school districts. In spite of this fact, the number of children enrolled in the La Marquese Independent School District has continued to fall. The city is located at 29°2200N 94°5826W (29.366684, 94.973922).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.3 square miles (37 km²), of which, 14.2 square miles of it are land and 0.04 square miles. of it (0.10 km²) is covered by water. In 2020, there were 18,030 people, 6,549 households, and 4,229 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 34% African American, 046% Native American, 6% Asian, 55% White, and 2.24% Hispanics or Latinos.

History

La Marque is the primary city name, but also Texas City are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of La Marque. La Marque is an incorporated residential community on Interstate Highway 45, State Highway 3, and Farm Roads 519, 1765, and 2004, some 12 miles northwest of Galveston. The community was originally known as Highlands, probably for its location near Highland Creek, and was renamed in the 1890s when residents learned of another mainland community of the same name. During the Civil War, the town was known as Buttermilk Junction after the soldiers' practice of purchasing buttermilk there. The town's population reached 500 in 1914 and 1,500 by 1952, when it had 90 businesses. In 1988, it had 15,697 residents and 158 businesses, and in 1991, some 14,258 residents and 272 businesses. La Marque served as a residential community for employees at nearby industrial facilities (e.g., chemical plants and refineries) in the La Marquese-Texas City area, as well as the Galvest on Island Medical Center. In the 2000s, rising real estate costs inGalveston forced many families to move to other areas. This meant an influx of children into other school districts. In spite of this fact, the number of children enrolled in the la Marque Independent School District has continued to fall since the early 1990s. The town had a population of 17,000 and 130 businesses in 1977, and 15,700 residents in 2004, when the population was 14,288. The population of La MarQe is now 14,000, and the population of Texas City is 12,000.

Geography

La Marque is located at 29°2200N 94°5826W (29.366684, 94.973922).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.3 square miles (37 km²) of which, 14.2 square miles of it are land and 0.04square miles (0.10km²) is covered by water. La Marque has a population of 2,816. The city is located on the Gulf of Mexico, which is a major shipping route for the region. The town is located in the eastern part of the Baja Peninsula, on the border with Mexico. The Baja peninsula is home to some of the country's most productive oil and natural gas fields. The area is also known as the "Baja Peninsula" because of its proximity to Baja California. It is the most populous city in the state, followed by Bakersfield, Bakersville, and San Diego. The population of the city was 2,716 at the 2010 census. It has a latitude of 29.2°N and a longitude of 94.7°W. It was founded in the 18th century by French Huguenot settlers. The community has a history of being involved in the First World War and the Spanish-American War. It also has a long-standing Spanish-speaking community, which dates back to the 17th century. The current mayor of the town is a descendant of the first Spanish-language settlers.

Demographics

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 18,030 people, 6,549 households, and 4,229 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 55.84% White, 34.69% African American, 0.46% Native American,0.47% Asian, 6.24% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Of the 5,237 households, 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were not families. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06. The median income for a household in theCity was $34,841, and for a family was $39,081. About 13.5% of families and 17.5%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 9.8%. The per capita income for the city is $17,518. For every 100 females, there are 90.4 males. The city has a population of 13,682 people, and a population density of 962.0 people per square mile (371.5/km²). The city is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's West Coast, and is part of the West Coast Division of the Census.

Government and infrastructure

The U.S. Postal Service La Marque Post Office is located at 509 Laurel Street. The post office is open seven days a week, seven days per week. The postal service is run by the United States Postal Service. It is located in the town's central business district. The town's population is about 2,000. The city's economy is about 1,000 people. It has a population of 2,200. The U.N. World Cup is held in La Marquesa every four years. It's the largest city in the state. It also hosts the World Cup's opening and closing ceremonies in the summer. It was the site of the first World Cup games in 1998. The World Cup began in 1998, and ended in 2007. It will host the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. The village's population has grown to 1,200 people in the last few years. The population is expected to grow to 2,500 by the end of the year. The community's population will grow to 3,000 by 2016, and 4,000 in the following years, according to the city's development plan. The area's economy has grown by 1.4 percent since the start of the 2010 World Cup. The growth rate is 1.7 percent. The region's population was 1,500 people in 2010. The United States Census estimates that it will reach 2,700 people in 2014. The number of people living in the city will reach 3,500 in the year's end.

Education

Most of the city is served by the Texas City Independent School District (TCISD) Small portions of La Marque are served by the Dickinson Independent School district, Hitchcock Independent school district, and Santa Fe school district. The former La Marquese Independent SchoolDistrict was dissolved in July 2016. The district was given an accreditation status of "Not Accredited-Revoked" by the TEA in October 2015. The city owns its own public library, which is located at 1101 Bayou Road. The College of the Mainland is the only college in the city, serving students from all over the state of Texas. It is located on the main campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UT San Antonio). The city is home to the Texas Institute of Art and Design, which was founded in 1883. The Texas Museum of Fine Arts is located in the town's downtown area. The town is also home to a number of museums, including the Texas State Museum and the Texas National Museum of Natural History, which were established in 1881. La Marquez is also the home of the Texas Air Force Museum, which dates back to the first air force base in Texas in the 19th century. It was also the site of the U.S. Air Force Academy, which opened in the early 20th Century. It has since become a museum of art and science. The museum is now owned by Texas State University, which also has its own museum of natural history. The La Marquese Museum of Art is located nearby.

Transportation

Greyhound Bus Lines operates the Texas City La Marque Station at McKown Air Conditioning in nearby Texas City. The station is located at the former site of McKown's air conditioning plant. Greyhound operates a number of other stations in Texas City and the surrounding area.

Parks and recreation

The Galveston County Department of Parks and Senior Services operates the Wayne Johnson III Community Center at Carbide Park. The center is open to the public and is free to use.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas = 14.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in La Marque = 6.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 54,583 individuals with a median age of 36.8 age the population grows by 0.89% in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,259.20 residents per square mile of area (486.16/km²). There are average 2.52 people per household in the 5,406 households with an average household income of $40,104 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.50% of the available work force and has dropped -2.52% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.46%. The number of physicians in La Marque per 100,000 population = 236.5.

Weather

The annual rainfall in La Marque = 57.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 98. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 204. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 43.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas which are owned by the occupant = 65.27%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 44 years with median home cost = $107,810 and home appreciation of -0.32%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.40 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,322 per student. There are 14.3 students for each teacher in the school, 466 students for each Librarian and 339 students for each Counselor. 5.82% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.85% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.33% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • La Marque's population in Galveston County, Texas of 4,102 residents in 1900 has increased 13,31-fold to 54,583 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.33% female residents and 47.67% male residents live in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas.

    As of 2020 in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas are married and the remaining 47.14% are single population.

  • 25.9 minutes is the average time that residents in La Marque require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.83% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 16.22% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.51% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.64% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas, 65.27% are owner-occupied homes, another 23.87% are rented apartments, and the remaining 10.86% are vacant.

  • The 43.35% of the population in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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