|— Borough —|
|• Total||1.3 sq mi (3.1 km2)|
|• Land||1.1 sq mi (3 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|Elevation||1,972 ft (601 m)|
|• Density||287.3/sq mi (112.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC)|
Laporte is a borough in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 316 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Sullivan County. Laporte is surrounded by Laporte Township. It was named for John Laporte. It is the smallest county seat in Pennsylvania by population (as of the 2000 Census), and in 1969 was one of the two smallest in the United States.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (12.50%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 316 people, 109 households, and 67 families residing in the borough. The population density was 287.3 people per square mile (112.2/km²). There were 251 housing units at an average density of 228.2 per square mile (89.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.9% Native American, and 0.3% Asian. Hispanics or Latinos of any race makes up 0.9% of the borough population.
There were 109 households out of which 14.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.54.
In the borough the population was spread out with 8.5% under the age of 18, 49.1% from 18 to 64, and 42.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61.7 years.
The median income for a household in the borough was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,762. About 3.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.
Laporte Borough has an interesting way of protecting its citizens and properties from fire; it is the only community in Pennsylvania, whose fire department solely consists of a bucket brigade. Although modern fire service is provided by the surrounding communities of Rock Valley and Dushore.
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