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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,607
Male Share of the Population52.8%
Female Share of the Population47.2%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+1,740
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,881
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,612

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,781
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$521
Median House Value$90,800

Ancestry

French Except Basque21.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
German11.9%
Irish11.2%
Canadian6.3%
Norwegian2.8%
Dutch1.3%
Portuguese1.2%
English0.9%
Italian0.6%
African0.4%
Scottish0.4%
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Kaplan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Vermilion Parish
Standard Zip Codes70548
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30
Approximate Longitude-92.28

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)

StationLELAND BOWMAN LOCK
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp42 to 60 F
Apr Temp59 to 76 F
Jul Temp74 to 90 F
Oct Temp59 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.9 inches
StationLAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip62.1 inches
StationNEW IBERIA
Distance30.1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp59 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abbeville12,408$40,584
Crowley13,155$34,472
Erath1,957$44,444
Gueydan1,459$51,429
Maurice1,461$92,642
Morse938$45,789

Kaplan Hospitals

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1310 W 7th St
(337) 643-8300

Kaplan Public Schools

Kaplan Elementary School
608 North Eleazar Avenue
ZIP: 70548
(337) 643-7965
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Kaplan High School
200 East Pirate Lane
ZIP: 70548
(337) 643-6385
High
Total Enrollment 525
Rene A. Rost Middle School
112 West Sixth Street
ZIP: 70548
(337) 643-8545
Middle
Total Enrollment 410

Kaplan Private Schools

Maltrait Memorial Catholic School
612 N Hebert Ave - One Crusader Sq
ZIP: 70548
Elementary
Total Enrollment 132
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