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La Marque, Texas

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La Marque (formerly Lamarque) is a city located in Galveston County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,682. Located northwest of Galveston near oil fields. It is well known for production of strawberries.

Geography

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Location of La Marque, Texas

La Marque is located at 29°22'0" North, 94°58'26" West (29.366684, -94.973922)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.9 km² (14.3 mi²). 36.8 km² (14.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.28% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 13,682 people, 5,237 households, and 3,713 families residing in the city. The population density is 371.5/km² (962.0/mi²). There are 5,732 housing units at an average density of 155.6/km² (403.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 55.84% White, 34.69% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.21% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. 15.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,237 households out of which 30.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% are married couples living together, 17.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% are non-families. 24.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,841, and the median income for a family is $39,081. Males have a median income of $32,099 versus $27,292 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,518. 17.5% of the population and 13.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.6% of those under the age of 18 and 9.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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