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Lecompte, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lecompte had a population of 1,247 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lecompte is located at latitude 31.0882 and longitude -92.3999 in Rapides Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lecompte (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rapides Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Town of Lecompte (GNIS ID: 2405997) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Lecompte is located within Parish Governing Authority District F, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rapides Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lecompte 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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Lecompte, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,247
Population in Households 1,240
Population in Familes 1,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,173
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 463
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 265 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $93,056
Average Home Value $130,323


Median Household Income $35,076
Average Household Income $47,472
Per Capita Income $19,408
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.33%
Households 0.14% 0.22%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Lecompte, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lecompte to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 256 46th
Population Density1 # 123 74th
Diversity Index2 # 236 50th
Median Household Income # 320 33rd
Per Capita Income # 323 32nd

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