La Marque

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City Summary

The City of La Marque is in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque has an estimated population of 16,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living with the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual community concert and BBQ Cook Off. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at

City of La Marque


Population (2014 Est.)
Males 7,490
Females 8,031
Total 15,521
Population Incomes (2015 Est.)
Median Household $48,514
Per Capita $23,818
Education (Ages 25+)
High School or Higher 83.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 14.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree 4.5%

Taxes and Business Costs

Taxing Entity Adopted Tax Rate Maintenance & Operations Rate Debt Rate Effective Tax Rate Effective Maintenance & Operations Rate Rollback Tax Rate
Tax Year 2016 0.208376 0.208376 0 0.208376 0.208376 0.225046
Tax Year 2016 0.490764 0.414713 0.076051 0.472581 0.409023 0.565463
Tax Year 2016 1.4405 1.17 0.2705 1.1148 1.0834 1.4406
Tax Year 2016 0.552 0.464209 0.087791 0.557981 0.464838 0.598946

Sales Tax Rate (2017): 8.25%


Business Improvement Funds

Business improvement funds are designed to promote La Marque businesses on major thoroughfares by helping business owners improve the curb appeal of their business.

Grant or Loan Procurement Assistance

The City and the EDC may assist your company with the procurement of loans or grants for the purpose of increasing business and commercial activity within La Marque.

Tax Abatements

The City can provide a tax abatement for exemption of property taxes for up to 7 years.

City Fee Waivers

Based on certain guidelines, the City may waive fees for permit applications, utility taps and similar fees upon approval of City Council.

Fast Track Program

Accelerated zoning and permit procedures.

Freeport Property Tax Exemption

The Freeport Exemption exempts taxes on certain types of tangible personal property that is transported out of the state of Texas within 175 days of acquisition. Inventory property may 1st be assembled, stored, manufactured, processed or fabricated locally.

Infrastructure Improvement

Upon approval of City Council, the City may provide for the extension, construction or reconstruction of infrastructure for the development needs of your company.

IRB Issue

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) may issue Industrial Revenue Bonds, usually at rates below prime, for the construction of new facilities or the expansion of existing facilities.

Job Creation Incentives

They are offered for each new permanent job created based on guidelines set by the La Marque Economic Development Corporation (LMEDC).

An incentives package will be tailored to your specific needs through the resources of the community, county, state and economic development corporation.

Available Properties 

The La Marque EDC is proud to announce the following available properties. Contact the La Marque EDC, if any further information on the properties is needed. Their contact information is listed below.  

  • 3.2 Acre Site Near Intersection of FM 2004 and FM 1765, La Marque, Texas 77568 
    • Next to future home of La Marque Central Fire Station. 
    • Adjacent to newly constructed homes in Saltgrass Crossing.
    • Two miles from Interstate 45.
    • Exisiting water and sewer along Fm 1765.
  • 14.54 Acre Site Near Interstate 45 Frontage, La Marque, Texas 77568
    • Interstate 45 frontage, Texas Avenue Access.
    • Two possible points on ingress/egress.
    • Adjacent to new 35,000 sq.ft. Team Mancuso Powersports Showroom.
  • 45 Acre Site Interstate 45 Southbound Feeder Road, La Marque, Texas 77568
    • Proximity to Sam's Club, Tanger Outlets, and Mall of the Mainland. 
    • Commercially zoned property with 1,600 feet of Interstate frontage. 
  • 46 Acre Site FM 1764, La Marque, Texas 77568 
    • Located near Walmart, Sam's Club, and numerous restaurant chains. 
    • Proximity to Lago Mar, a new master planned housing development with more than 4,000 homes.

Points of Contact

Colleen Merritt, MA
La Marque EDC - Public Relations Specialist 

1130 1st Street
La Marque, TX 77568
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City of La Marque City Hall
1111 Bayou Road
La Marque, TX 77568

La Marque Economic Development Corporation 
1130 1st Street
La Marque, TX 77568





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Downloadable Content 


PDF Document 14.54 Acre I-45 Frontage

PDF Document 45 Acres I-45 Frontage

PDF Document 46 Acres FM 1764

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The Next Move Group