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Welcome to Lecompte ...

The town of Lecompte is located in Rapides Parish<1>.

The location of Lecompte has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lecompte has a population of 1,163 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lecompte.

Lecompte is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lecompte lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lecompte is within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Lecompte: 71346<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lecompte had an population of 1,163 people. This is a decrease of 5.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lecompte had a population of 1,227 people. This makes Lecompte the parish's 5th most populous community.

The population of Lecompte represents 0.03% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 150th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,227 people, the population of Lecompte decreased 10.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,366 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lecompte.

Communities near Lecompte ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lecompte.

  • Alexandria
  • Pineville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
    • Pineville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Lecompte.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,111 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
  • Marksville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
    • Marksville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Lecompte.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,271 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marksville<7>
  • Bunkie
  • Glenmora
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenmora
    • Glenmora lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Lecompte.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,301 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenmora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenmora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenmora<7>
  • Woodworth
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodworth
    • Woodworth lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Lecompte.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodworth<7>
  • Forest Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hill
    • Forest Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Lecompte.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 912 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hill<7>
  • Hessmer
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hessmer
    • Hessmer lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Lecompte.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 749 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hessmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hessmer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hessmer<7>
  • Cheneyville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheneyville
    • Cheneyville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Lecompte.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheneyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheneyville<7>
  • Turkey Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Creek
    • Turkey Creek lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Lecompte.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 464 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turkey Creek<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lecompte. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lecompte.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lecompte. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lecompte.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lecompte. See our Newspapers Page for Lecompte.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lecompte ...

Looking for more information about Lecompte? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lecompte, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lecompte.

Adding Lecompte to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lecompte in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Lecompte was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lecompte on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lecompte.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lecompte. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Rapides, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lecompte.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lecompte - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Lecompte). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lecompte or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lecompte) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lecompte. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LecompteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lecompte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0897, Longitude: -92.3985       In this case, the coordinates for Lecompte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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