According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.3square miles (37Square kilometers), of which, 14.2square miles (37Square kilometers) of it is land and 0.04square miles (0.10Square kilometers) of it (0.28%) is water. La Marque is a city in the U.S. state of Texas within the HoustonSugarLandBaytown metropolitan area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 14,509. Located in GalvestonCounty near oil fields, it is the hometown of Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Robin Armstrong. 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.