Laporte, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laporte, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Laporte had a population of 316 as of July 1, 2016. Laporte ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laporte is located at latitude 41.4171 and longitude -76.4924 in Sullivan County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Laporte (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,955 feet.

The Borough of Laporte (GNIS ID: 1215606) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laporte population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Laporte, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 316
Population in Households 229
Population in Familes 173
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density1 296
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 5.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (57.2%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $229,427


Median Household Income $47,782
Average Household Income $61,720
Per Capita Income $25,424
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.15% 0.18%
Families -0.24% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Laporte, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laporte to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1498 15th
Population Density1 # 1595 10th
Diversity Index2 # 217 88th
Median Household Income # 962 45th
Per Capita Income # 815 54th

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