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Kaplan, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Kaplan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Vermilion Parish at latitude 30.006 and longitude -92.2839. Vermilion Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Kaplan, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kaplan, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kaplan indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Kaplan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Kaplan, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,675
Population in Households 4,568
Population in Familes 3,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 2,016
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 1,935
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,224 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 711 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $85,422
Average Home Value $102,488


Median Household Income $33,119
Average Household Income $42,830
Per Capita Income $17,751
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.38% 0.7%
Households 0.61% 0.79%
Families 0.4% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Kaplan, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kaplan to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 120 75th
Population Density1 # 52 89th
Diversity Index2 # 348 27th
Median Household Income # 339 29th
Per Capita Income # 360 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.