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Encyclopedia > La Porte, Indiana
City of La Porte, Indiana
Nickname: The Maple City
Coordinates: 41°36′33″N 86°43′3″W / 41.60917, -86.7175
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Government
 - Mayor Leigh Morris
Area
 - Total 12.2 sq mi (31.5 km²)
 - Land 11.5 sq mi (29.7 km²)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km²)
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 21,621
 - Density 1,886.5/sq mi (728.4/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 46350, 46352
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-42246GR2
GNIS feature ID 0450449GR3
Website: [1] and [2]

La Porte (French for "The Door") is a city in La Porte County, Indiana, of which it is the county seat. Its population was 21,621 at the 2000 census. It is one of the two principal cities of the Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin Combined Statistical Area. La Porte is located in northwest Indiana, east of Gary, west of South Bend, and was first settled in 1830. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links LaPorte_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_La_Porte_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Geography

La Porte is located at 41°36′33″N, 86°43′3″W (41.609057, -86.717567)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.5 km² (12.2 mi²). 29.7 km² (11.5 mi²) of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (5.83%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 21,621 people, 8,916 households, and 5,545 families residing in the city. The population density was 728.4/km² (1,886.8/mi²). There were 9,667 housing units at an average density of 325.7/km² (843.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.60% White, 1.92% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 3.39% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.52% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,916 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.98. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

LaPorte County Courthouse, LaPorte, Indiana.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,376, and the median income for a family was $45,784. Males had a median income of $32,319 versus $22,756 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,900. About 7.7% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 622 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,440 × 1,389 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 622 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,440 × 1,389 pixels, file size: 1. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Features

The La Porte Community School Corporation has one high school (La Porte High School), two middle schools (Boston Middle School and Kesling Middle School), and eight elementary schools (Crichfield, Hailmann, Riley, Handley, Indian Trail, Kingsbury, Kingsford Heights and Lincoln). The LPCSC contains approximately 6,500 students. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ...


LaPorte High School has won the most state titles in Indiana Baseball, 8. For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ...


La Porte has one daily newspaper, the Herald-Argus.


Radio stations in La Porte include WCOE, 96.7 FM, and WLOI, 1540 AM. La Porte receives its television broadcasts and other radio broadcasts from nearby Chicago and South Bend. The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... Amplitude modulation (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier wave. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... South Bend, see South Bend (disambiguation). ...


La Porte is twinned with Grangemouth, a town in Scotland, Great Britain. Grangemouth petrochemical works, November 2006 A map of Grangemouth from 1945 Grangemouth is a town and former burgh in the council area of Falkirk, Scotland, and formerly in the County of Stirling. ... This article is about the country. ...


Famous residents

[edit] John G. Roberts, Jr. ... La Lumiere School, in La Porte, Indiana, United States, is a private, University-preparatory school founded in 1963. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... James Bryan Glossinger aka: James (JB) Glossinger and J.B. Glossinger (b. ... Isamu Noguchi , November 17, 1904 - December 30, 1988) was a prominent Japanese -American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. ... Serving from 1999 to 2003, Army General Eric Shinseki of Hawaii became the first Asian American military chief of staff. ... A video showing Jeffrey Ake being held hostage by unknown captors on Al Jazeera. ... Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 _ February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Floyd Anthony Raines (born April 14, 1964) is an American NASCAR driver. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Ronald Lee Reed (born November 2, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former starting/relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1966-75), St. ... Scott Allen Skiles (born March 5, 1964 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Chicago Bulls. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Belle Sorenson Gunness (born as Brynhild Paulsdatter Størseth, November 11, 1859, Selbu, Norway- probably died circa 1931, Los Angeles, California, United States) was one of Americas most profligate known female serial killers. ... La Lumiere School, in La Porte, Indiana, United States, is a private, University-preparatory school founded in 1963. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... Art Cross was a Formula One driver (Indy 500 only) from the United States. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ... Rear Admiral Royal Rodney Ingersoll (4 December 1847 - 21 April 1931) was a United States Navy officer whose career extended from the late 1860s through World War I. Ingersoll was born in Niles, Michigan and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1868. ... See USS Ingersoll for other ships of the same name. ... Karl Paul Gerhard Link (31 January 1901 - 21 November 1978) was an American biochemist best known for his discovery of the anticoagulant warfarin. ... Biochemistry (from Greek: , bios, life and Egyptian kēme, earth[1]) is the study of the chemical processes in living organisms. ... An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents coagulation; that is, it stops blood from clotting. ... Warfarin (also known under the brand names of Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, and Waran) is an anticoagulant medication that is administered orally or, very rarely, by injection. ... Charles Chuck Baldwin (born May 3, 1952 in La Porte, Indiana) is an American political figure, activist within the Constitution Party, and Baptist minister. ... David J. Cook (1842-April 2, 1907) was a western lawman and City Marshal of Denver, Colorado responsible for over 3,000 arrests. ... Abram Piatt Andrew Jr. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Thomas Matthew Nowatzke (born September 30, 1942 in La Porte, Indiana) was a National Football League running back from 1965 through 1972. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Front page MuggleNet is a commercial Harry Potter fansite founded by Emerson Spartz. ... Slug Signorino is an illustrator and designer most notable for his cartoons in the Straight Dope, a nationally syndicated newspaper column for which he has illustrated since 1975. ... The Straight Dope is a popular question and answer newspaper column published in the Chicago Reader (an alternative weekly), syndicated in thirty newspapers in the United States and Canada, and available online. ...

External links

Coordinates: 41.609057° N 86.717567° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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