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Encyclopedia > Sullivan County, Pennsylvania
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Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 6,556. Its county seat is Laporte6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,172 km˛ (452 mi˛). 1,165 km˛ (450 mi˛) of it is land and 6 km˛ (2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.53% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,556 people, 2,660 households, and 1,752 families residing in the county. The population density is 6/km˛ (15/mi˛). There are 6,017 housing units at an average density of 5/km˛ (13/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 95.58% White, 2.20% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 2,660 households out of which 24.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% are married couples living together, 6.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% are non-families. 29.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.81.


In the county, the population is spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 21.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.40 males.


Cities and towns

  • Cherry Township
  • Colley Township
  • Davidson Township
  • Dushore
  • Eagles Mere
  • Elkland Township
  • Forks Township
  • Forksville
  • Fox Township
  • Hillsgrove Township
  • Laporte Township
  • Laporte
  • Shrewsbury Township
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Sullivan County Pennsylvania (250 words)
Sullivan County was named for Senator Charles C. Sullivan who took an active role in passing legislation to create the county.
Named for John LaPorte, Surveyor General of Pennsylvania from 1843-1851, Laporte, the county seat, is perched atop the Appalachian Plateau at an elevation of 2,060 feet.
The county is known for semi-anthracite coal, timber and tourism.
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