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Lecompte, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lecompte had a population of 1,282 as of July 1, 2017. Lecompte 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 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, 2017.

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Lecompte, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,282
Daytime Population: Workers 274
Daytime Population: Residents 713
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 987
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 1,274
Population in Familes 1,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,206
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $36,824
Average Household Income $50,588
Per Capita Income $20,719


Total Housing Units 575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $102,273
Average Home Value $139,011


Total Households 476
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 298
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.57%
Households 0.5% 0.5%
Families 0.33% 0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

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, 2017 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 # 253 47th
Population Density # 118 75th
Diversity Index # 242 49th
Median Household Income # 286 40th
Per Capita Income # 284 40th

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