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Laporte is a borough in Sullivan County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after John Laporte, surveyor general of Pennsylvania
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Laporte. For links to other places called Laporte, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Laporte is 41.423N. The longitude is -76.494W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,959 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 280.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Laporte demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sullivan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18626 ZIP code.
37% of Laporte residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laporte ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laporte was $18,762, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Laporte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Laporte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.
Sullivan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laporte political report.
The average commute time for Laporte workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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