La Porte City, Iowa
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La Porte City is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,275 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Waterloo–Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.
La Porte City is located at (42.313606, -92.188291).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,275 people, 936 households, and 643 families residing in the city. The population density was 866.3 people per square mile (334.0/km²). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 373.2/sq mi (143.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.16% White, 0.13% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.
There were 936 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,540, and the median income for a family was $46,544. Males had a median income of $31,629 versus $22,133 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,266. About 4.1% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.
Notable natives and residents
- Fran Allison - Old-time radio & early TV personality
- Patrick Bedard, automotive journalist and driver in the 1983 & 1984 Indianapolis 500
- Peg Mullen (1917-2009), anti-war activist and writer.<ref>Martin, Douglas. "Peg Mullen, 92, Who Fanned Her Anger Over Son’s Death Into Antiwar Drive, Dies", The New York Times, October 5, 2009. Accessed October 6, 2009.</ref>