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Kaplan, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Kaplan had a population of 4,661 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,661
Daytime Population: Workers 2,028
Daytime Population: Residents 3,232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,260
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 4,554
Population in Familes 3,498
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 2,010
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $36,081
Average Household Income $50,652
Per Capita Income $21,515


Total Housing Units 2,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,201 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 719 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $86,607
Average Home Value $111,740


Total Households 1,920
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,180
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 0.14% 0.34%
Households 0.2% 0.38%
Families -0.06% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 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 # 120 75th
Population Density # 53 89th
Diversity Index # 346 27th
Median Household Income # 305 36th
Per Capita Income # 252 47th

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