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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
La Porte is a town in Indiana with a population of 21,825. La Porte is in LaPorte County. Living in La Porte offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in La Porte and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in La Porte are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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La Porte Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    365.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    97.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    420.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,664.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    203.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in La Porte

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,734
National
$55,322
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La Porte Reviews

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In high school, some people called it a boring city, but it's better to call it a quiet city. In the right neighborhood, it can be a pretty nice and peaceful place, and look very nice in the different seasons. The schools expand and get better every year and the city itself continues to grow. La Porte High School is a great school with great teachers, and not to mention a good school spirit. The people in the city, I have found to be, generally friendly to most people, and willing to lend a hand if you need some help, and you don't have to worry about noisy neighbors (unless you choose to move into a particularly noisy apartment). There may not be many attractions to draw you away from some other cities, but it is still a nice place to visit.
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LaPorte is a nice good small town. Everyone knows everyone. Bethel College made me feel like I was right at home! Most colleges have an atmosphere and community that tends be overwhelming; however, at Bethel I had no problem with communicating with the students and faculty. It's just such a beautiful school, and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.
La Porte is generally a small town, dwarfed in comparison by other nearby cities/towns in population. Yet it is usually a simple commute to travel to Chicago by train, relax at the nearby sandy dunes of Lake Michigan, and has an amazing collection of libraries that are interconnected for the sake of the every student that lives from La Porte out to Kingsbury.