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|Town of Campti|
Natchitoches Parish Library off Hwy 71/84
Location of Campti in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
|Incorporated as a village||1857|
|• Total||1.04 sq mi (2.70 km2)|
|• Land||1.04 sq mi (2.70 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||128 ft (39 m)|
|• Density||851.25/sq mi (328.75/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Campti is a town in the northern part of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,056 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area. Campti is a flat area of mostly farmland. It sits on the eastern bank of the Red River. Considerable cattle are also raised in the general area.
Tradition maintains that the name "Campti" was derived from the name of a Caddo Indian Chief "Le Roi Campti" (The King Campti). Church records in Natchitoches show that Father Valentin visited the community of Campti around 1745, and this was the first written record of Campti's existence during the French Louisiana.
Campti is located at(31.895511, -93.113966).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||679||76.55%|
|Hispanic or Latino||13||1.47%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 887 people, 427 households, and 192 families residing in the town.
Natchitoches Parish School Board operates public schools, including Fairview Alpha Elementary School and Lakeview Junior-Senior High School.
Natchitoches Parish Library operates the Northeast Branch in Campti.
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