Lecompte, Louisiana

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Lecompte is a town in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,366 at the 2000 census.

Shreveport attorney Jackson B. Davis, who served in the Louisiana State Senate from 1956-1980, was born near Lecompte. One of Davis's state Senate colleagues, Cecil R. Blair of Rapides Parish, who served from 1960-1964 and 1966-1976, resided and operated a business in Lecompte.

Louisiana historian Sue Eakin was reared in the area and graduated from Lecompte High School.[1]

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Geography

Lecompte is located at 31°5′28″N 92°24′1″W / 31.09111°N 92.40028°W / 31.09111; -92.40028 (31.091135, -92.400397)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

It is most famous for Lea's Lunchroom 1, a restaurant specializing in pie. Since 2002, the town has hosted an annual pie festival 2.

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,366 people, 516 households, and 330 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,344.8 people per square mile (517.1/km²). There were 586 housing units at an average density of 576.9/sq mi (221.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 24.96% White, 74.30% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

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