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Laporte (also spelled LaPorte) is an unincorporated town, a U.S. Census Bureau Census Designated Place (CDP), and a U.S. Post Office located in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The CDP population was 2,691 at the U.S. Census 2000.GR2 The Laporte Post Office has the ZIP Code 80535.[1] In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States Government (see 39 U.S.C. Â§ 201) responsible for providing postal service in the United States. ... Larimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States Government (see 39 U.S.C. Â§ 201) responsible for providing postal service in the United States. ... Mr. ...


The town is located on the Cache La Poudre River northwest of Fort Collins, near the place where the river emerges from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Cache La Poudre River as it flows through Fort Collins, Colorado The Cache La Poudre River (sometimes called the Poudre River for short) is a tributary of the South Platte River in the state of Colorado in the United States. ... Horsetooth Rock, atop Horsetooth Mountain, is often used as a symbol of Fort Collins. ... Rockies may also refer to the National League Baseball team, the Colorado Rockies. ...

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History

The name la porte means the door in French. The town was named by French-Canadian fur trappers, many with Native American wives, who settled in the area in the mid-19th century. According to legend, a group of fur traders had earlier stashed supplies (including gunpowder) in a cache along the river near Laporte, and that is how the river got its name. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Smokeless powder Gunpowder, whether black powder or smokeless powder, is a substance that burns very rapidly, releasing gases that act as a propellant in firearms. ...

Laporte, Colorado, looking westward along the main highway
Laporte, Colorado, looking westward along the main highway

In November 1861, the territorial legislature designated Laporte as the county seat. In 1862 the first post office opened, and a stage stop was built on the Overland Trail. That same year Camp Collins was established by the U.S. Army along the river to protect the stage line from attack by Native Americans. Also that same year, the Laporte Townsite Company claimed 1,280 acres (5 km²) of land for the town. The army post was destroyed in a flood 1864, prompting the army to relocate the post downstream to a location in present-day Fort Collins. In 1881, a state election was held to determine the location of the state capital. Denver won over Laporte by one vote. La Porte, Colorado, looking westward (taken Oct. ... La Porte, Colorado, looking westward (taken Oct. ... The Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and New Mexico territories in 1860 The Colorado Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States that existed between 1861 and 1876. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Overland Route or Overland Trail refers to the following travel routes: The Overland Trail (United States), the roughly parallel routes of the Overland Stage Line and First Transcontinental Railroad The Overland Route (Australia), a shipping route via the Suez Canal This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated... Camp Collins (also known as the Fort Collins Military Reservation) was a 19th century outpost of the United States Army in the Colorado Territory. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City 401. ...


Geography

Laporte is located at 40°38′2″N, 105°8′56″W (40.633808, -105.148819)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.9 km² (6.1 mi²). 15.8 km² (6.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.49%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,691 people, 1,074 households, and 718 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 170.0/km² (440.6/mi²). There were 1,108 housing units at an average density of 70.0/km² (181.4/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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. Matrimony redirects here. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Fiction

In L. Neil Smith's North American Confederacy series of novels, beginning with The Probability Broach, Laporte is one of the major cities of North America in an alternate-history world. L. Neil Smith (full name Lester Neil Smith III, also known by his nickname El Neil or The Sage of the High Plains) is a libertarian science fiction author and political activist. ...


External links

Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

References

  1. ^ ZIP Code Lookup (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service (December 14, 2006). Retrieved on December 14, 2006.
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Anthems

Where the Columbines Grow (Official) | Rocky Mountain High (Popular) An anthem is a choral composition to an English religious text sung in church services. ... Where the Columbines Grow is the state song of Colorado. ... Rocky Mountain High is a folk/rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor about Colorado. ...

Regions

Central Colorado | Colorado Piedmont | Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area | Eastern Plains | Front Range | Grand Valley | High Rockies | Mineral Belt | Roaring Fork Valley | San Luis Valley | South-Central Colorado | Southwestern Colorado | Western Slope This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Central Colorado is a region of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Colorado Piedmont is the geologic term for an area along the base of the foothills of the Front Range in north central Colorado in the United States. ... The metropolitan area centered on the city of Denver, Colorado is known officially by the United States Census Bureau as the Denver metropolitan area (population 2,179,240 in 2000). ... The Eastern Plains of Colorado refers to region of the U.S state of Colorado on the east side of the Rocky Mountains, and east of the population centers of the Front Range. ... The Colorado Front Range is a colloquial geographic term for the populated areas of the state of Colorado in the United States which are just east of the foothills of the Front Range, from which the region takes its name. ... The Grand Valley is a extended populated agricultural valley, approximately 30 miles (48 km) long and 5 miles (8 km) wide, located along the Colorado River in Mesa County in western Colorado in the United States. ... The High Rockies is a term for a region of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Colorado Mineral Belt (CMB) is a broad area stretching north-east from the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado to the Front Range near Boulder, Colorado which is highly mineralized. ... The Roaring Fork Valley is a geographical region in western Colorado in the United States. ... San Luis Valley is a large broad alpine valley in the Rio Grande Basin of south-central Colorado. ... South-Central Colorado is a region of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Southwestern Colorado includes the following Colorado counties: Southwest Colorado counties Alamosa County Archuleta County Conejos County Dolores County Hinsdale County La Plata County Mineral County Montezuma County Montrose County Ouray County Rio Grande County Saguache County San Juan County San Miguel County Large cities/towns in Southwestern Colorado include: Alamosa... The Western Slope of Colorado refers the region of the US state of Colorado west of the Rocky Mountains. ...

Cities

Arvada | Aurora | Boulder | Broomfield | Castle Rock | Centennial | Colorado Springs | Commerce City | Denver | Fort Collins | Grand Junction | Greeley | Lakewood | Littleton | Longmont | Loveland | Parker | Pueblo | Thornton | Westminster Akron, Colorado Alamosa, Colorado Allenspark, Colorado Almont, Colorado Anton, Colorado Antonito, Colorado Arboles, Colorado Arvada, Colorado Aspen, Colorado Aurora, Colorado Avon, Colorado Bailey, Colorado Basalt, Colorado Bayfield, Colorado Bellvue, Colorado Berthoud, Colorado Black Hawk, Colorado Blanca, Colorado Boulder, Colorado Breckenridge, Colorado Briggsdale, Colorado Brighton, Colorado Broomfield, Colorado Brush, Colorado Buena... Arvada is a city in Jefferson and Adams County, Colorado and part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. ... Nickname: The Gateway to the Rockies Location of Aurora in Colorado County Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas  - Mayor Ed Tauer (R) Area    - City 369. ... The City of Boulder (, Mountain Time Zone) is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. ... The City and County of Broomfield lies in the northern tier of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area in the State of Colorado. ... Downtown Castle Rock with its trademark rock formation rising in the background The Town of Castle Rock is a home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States of America State Colorado County Arapahoe Incorporated 2001 Mayor Randy Pye Area    - City 72. ... Nickname: The Springs Location in the state of Colorado Coordinates: County El Paso  - Mayor Lionel Rivera Area    - City 482. ... Commerce City is a city located in Adams County, Colorado and is a suburb of the city of Denver. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City 401. ... Horsetooth Rock, atop Horsetooth Mountain, is often used as a symbol of Fort Collins. ... Mt. ... Greeley is a city in Weld County, Colorado, United States. ... Lakewood is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado. ... Littleton is a city located in the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The City of Longmont is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County and Weld County, Colorado, United States. ... ... Parker is a town in Douglas County, Colorado that in recent years has become a exurban part of the Denver Metropolitan Area. ... Pueblo is a city in Pueblo County in southern Colorado. ... Thornton is a city located in Adams County, Colorado. ... Westminster is a city located in both Adams County, Colorado and Jefferson County, Colorado and is a suburb of the city of Denver. ...

Counties

Adams | Alamosa | Arapahoe | Archuleta | Baca | Bent | Boulder | Broomfield | Chaffee | Cheyenne | Clear Creek | Conejos | Costilla | Crowley | Custer | Delta | Denver | Dolores | Douglas | Eagle | El Paso | Elbert | Fremont | Garfield | Gilpin | Grand | Gunnison | Hinsdale | Huerfano | Jackson | Jefferson | Kiowa | Kit Carson | La Plata | Lake | Larimer | Las Animas | Lincoln | Logan | Mesa | Mineral | Moffat | Montezuma | Montrose | Morgan | Otero | Ouray | Park | Phillips | Pitkin | Prowers | Pueblo | Rio Blanco | Rio Grande | Routt | Saguache | San Juan | San Miguel | Sedgwick | Summit | Teller | Washington | Weld | Yuma List of 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado: Colorado counties Adams County formed in 1902 from part of Arapahoe county. ... Adams County is the fifth most populous county of the State of Colorado. ... Alamosa County, Colorado Alamosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Arapahoe County, Colorado Arapahoe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Archuleta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Baca County, Colorado Baca County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Bent County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Boulder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The City and County of Broomfield lies in the northern tier of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area in the State of Colorado. ... Chaffee County, Colorado Chaffee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Cheyenne County, Colorado Cheyenne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Clear Creek County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Conejos County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Costilla County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Crowley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Custer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Delta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City 401. ... Dolores County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Douglas County is a suburban county located in the southern portion of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Eagle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... El Paso County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Elbert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Fremont County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Gilpin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Grand County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Gunnison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Hinsdale County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Huerfano County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Kiowa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Kit Carson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... La Plata County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Larimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Las Animas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Mesa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Mineral County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Moffat County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Montezuma County is a county located in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Montrose County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Otero County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Ouray County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Park County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Phillips County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Pitkin County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Prowers County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Pueblo County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Rio Blanco County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Rio Grande County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Routt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Saguache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... San Juan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... San Miguel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Sedgwick County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Summit County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Teller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Weld County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Yuma County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ...


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