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Campti, Louisiana
Town of Campti
Natchitoches Parish Library off Hwy 71/84
Natchitoches Parish Library off Hwy 71/84
Location of Campti in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Campti in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches
Founded 1745
Incorporated as a village 1857
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 887
 • Density 851.25/sq mi (328.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
71411
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-12280

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.

History

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.

Geography

Campti is located at 31°53′44″N 93°6′50″W / 31.89556°N 93.11389°W / 31.89556; -93.11389 (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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 101
1890 310 206.9%
1910 664
1920 670 0.9%
1930 999 49.1%
1940 1,004 0.5%
1950 1,014 1.0%
1960 1,045 3.1%
1970 1,078 3.2%
1980 1,069 −0.8%
1990 929 −13.1%
2000 1,057 13.8%
2010 1,056 −0.1%
2020 887 −16.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Campti racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 157 17.7%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 679 76.55%
Native American 6 0.68%
Other/Mixed 32 3.61%
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.

Education

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.

Notable people

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