La Marque (/lə ˈmɑːrk/ lə MARK) is a city south of Houston, Texas in Galveston County. The city population in 2010 was 14,509. It is a part of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. La Marque experienced considerable growth in the 1950s. During this period of growth, La Marque provided a general administrative, trades and crafts workforce helping to support the petrochemical complex in adjoining Texas City. It is the hometown of U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Norman Bulaich.