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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
La Porte City is a town in Iowa with a population of 2,496. La Porte City is in Black Hawk County. Living in La Porte City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in La Porte City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in La Porte City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$730
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in La Porte City

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,083
National
$55,322
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La Porte City Reviews

2 reviews
I really liked the school district they are really good with all kids even if they have learning disability. And they give everyone a chance to due sports or cheerleading.
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LPC is way to close to Waterloo which brings in a lot of drugs. The town in a whole is very rude and is not very friendly. There seems to be a cult following of the football program that judges kids harshly and very political. There are no homes available to live in and the housing market is not good at all. The town itself has nothing to do, therefor kids find trouble. Most of the kids there are into drugs even the ones the parents think they don’t! Not impress at all and I have lived here for 7 years! Ready to move!