La Marque, Texas

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La Marque (formerly Lamarque) is a city in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 13,682. Located in Galveston County near oil fields, it is the hometown of Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Robin Armstrong.

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History

In the 2000s, rising real estate costs in Galveston forced many families to move to other areas, including La Marque. This meant an influx of children from the Galveston Independent School District into other school districts.[3]

Geography

La Marque is located at 29°22′00″N 94°58′26″W / 29.366684°N 94.973922°W / 29.366684; -94.973922 (29.366684, -94.973922).[4]

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

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,682 people, 5,237 households, and 3,713 families residing in the city. The population density was 962.0 people per square mile (371.5/km2). There were 5,732 housing units at an average density of 403.0/sq mi (155.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.43% of the population.

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