Laporte (also spelled LaPorte) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,450 at the 2010 census, down from 2,691 at the 2000 census. The Laporte Post Office has the ZIP Code 80535.
Laporte is located at 40°38′2″N 105°8′56″W / 40.63389°N 105.14889°W / 40.63389; -105.14889 (40.633808, -105.148819). U.S. Route 287 runs along the northern edge of the community, leading southeast 6 miles (10 km) to Fort Collins and northwest 58 miles (93 km) to Laramie, Wyoming.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Laporte CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km), of which 6.1 square miles (15.8 km) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km), or 1.81%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,691 people, 1,074 households, and 718 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 440.6 people per square mile (170.0/km²). There were 1,108 housing units at an average density of 181.4 per square mile (70.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.49% White, 0.22% African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 2.34% from other races, and 3.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.06% of the population.
There were 1,074 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,630, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $30,602 versus $25,571 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,870. About 4.9% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.