Lecompte (/ləˈkaʊnt/) 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.
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).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km), all land.
As of the census 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 per square mile (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.
There were 516 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 24.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $18,708, and the median income for a family was $23,897. Males had a median income of $22,361 versus $15,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,210. About 32.9% of families and 35.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.8% of those under age 18 and 32.6% of those age 65 or over.