La Porte, Texas
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be the major influence when deciding what care choice works best. The rent burden for La Porte is about 15.1% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in La Porte is about $1,095 per month and the median value of a home in La Porte costs around $130,615.
Demographics and Values
In La Porte, 9.1% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of La Porte is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.2% Asian, 82.2% white, 6.4% other or not specified, 5.0% black, 1.2% Native American, 33.2% Hispanic, and 4.1% mixed race. The current population of La Porte consists of 35,371 people. La Porte has a population density of 732 people per square mile. Out of the total population of La Porte, 14.7% have some form of disability, 10.0% live in poverty, 68.2% participate in the labor force, and 4.2% are widows. In terms of education, 5.5% have a graduate degree, 18.2% have a college degree, and 30.9% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 50.2% are female and 49.8% are male. The median age of La Porte is 38 years old.
An overview of Texas
There are 468 general hospitals and 501 health centers that provide care for 28,701,845 Texas residents. Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Texas citizen is ranked 38th nation-wide. Additionally, Texas is ranked 37th by healthcare standards. In terms of resources, Texas has a cost of living index of 91.3, a grocery index rating of 88.9, and a housing index rating of 85.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 35, and 24% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 42% of Texas's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 27,848 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. The state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity. During the latest presidential election, 52% voted for the Republican candidate while 43% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 48F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Texas is around 82F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 102F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 56F in the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Texas is 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Texas
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of whitebrush, post oak, blackbrush, and cat claw. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the dolphins, the rodents, the rabbits, or the white tail deer. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include mesquite, post oak, and perennial bunchgrasses.