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Overview

Introduction to Kaplan, Louisiana

Kaplan, Louisiana, in Vermilion county, is 22 miles SW of Lafayette, Louisiana and 132 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kaplan History

Kaplan was named honoring Abrom Kaplan, who established the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in 1896. Abrom Kaplan was a Russian immigrant who founded the community of Kaplan in October of 1902. The first school of the area was established in 1903. The Kaplan Telephone Company began operating in 1916.

Kaplan and nearby Attractions

  • Liner Park
  • Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
  • Cypremort Point State Park
  • Vermilionville
  • Shadows-on-the-Teche

Things To Do In Kaplan

Opportunities for water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, boating and picnicking are available at the Cypremort Point State Park. Local museums include the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium, the Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance and Vermillionville. The Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge is accessible from Kaplan as well.

Kaplan Transportation

Flights are available from Lafayette Regional Airport.

Kaplan Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus, the Louisiana Technical College-Acadian Campus, the Louisiana Technical College-Gulf Area Campus and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

People

Total Population 4,599
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,708
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 39.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,000
% Above Poverty Level 72.4%
% Below Poverty Level 27.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $504
Median House Value $89,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kaplan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SW of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Vermilion
Standard Zip Codes 70548
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.997
Longitude -92.284

Kaplan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LELAND BOWMAN LOCK
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 60 F
Apr Temp 59 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.9 inches
Station LAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches
Station NEW IBERIA
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abbeville 12,381 $37,396
Crowley 13,193 $35,593
Erath 2,144 $50,000
Gueydan 1,559 $51,563
Maurice 1,498 $70,357
Morse 890 $50,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kaplan Hospitals

ABROM KAPLAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1310 WEST SEVENTH STREET
(337) 643-8300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Kaplan High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

KAPLAN HIGH SCHOOL
200 EAST PIRATE LANE
337-643-6385
Serves 505 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

PECAN ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
28902 WEST LA HIGHWAY 82
337-737-2320
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 64 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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