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Kaplan, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Kaplan had a population of 4,697 as of July 1, 2016. Kaplan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kaplan is located at latitude 30.006 and longitude -92.2839 in Vermilion Parish. 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. Vermilion Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Kaplan (GNIS ID: 2404817) 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 City of Kaplan is located within Parish Governing Authority District 12, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vermilion Parish.

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


Total Population 4,697
Population in Households 4,589
Population in Familes 3,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density1 2,025
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,912
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,181
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,183 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 729 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 287 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $78,304
Average Home Value $103,321


Median Household Income $35,525
Average Household Income $48,750
Per Capita Income $20,501
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.59%
Households 0.17% 0.51%
Families -0.05% 0.27%
Median Household Income   -0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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 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 # 120 75th
Population Density1 # 52 89th
Diversity Index2 # 346 27th
Median Household Income # 308 35th
Per Capita Income # 275 42nd

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