Opelousas, LA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Opelousas, Louisiana Info Snack

Population
16,234
Unemployment
8.8%
Poverty
43.3%
Median Home
$98,100
Median Income
$22,646
Median Rent
$633

Opelousas SnackAbility

2
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
1
Amenities
8.5
Education
4
Commute
8.5

Opelousas, LA Crime Report

1,681
Total Crimes
10,474.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
322.91%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Opelousas
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,681 10,474.2 3,711.3 2,476.7
Violent Crime 394 2,455.0 549.3 366.7
Murder 6 37.4 11.7 5.0
Robbery 48 299.1 86.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 315 1,962.7 402.1 250.2
Property Crime 1,287 8,019.2 3,162.0 2,109.9
Burglary 405 2,523.5 579.0 340.5
Larceny 831 5,177.9 2,352.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 51 317.8 230.5 219.9

Opelousas, LA Cost Of Living

83
Opelousas's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Opelousas Louisiana National Average
Overall 83 92 100
Services 94 96 100
Groceries 102 98 100
Health 90 98 100
Housing 53 81 100
Transportation 105 99 100
Utilities 88 88 100

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Rankings for Opelousas in Louisiana

Map Of Opelousas, LA

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Population over time in Opelousas

Year Population % Change
2019 16,234 -1.0%
2018 16,399 -0.5%
2017 16,480 -0.8%
2016 16,605 -0.2%
2015 16,638 -0.2%
2014 16,668 -0.1%
2013 16,679 -1.5%
2012 16,941 -2.2%
2011 17,314 -2.6%
2010 17,778 -

Race / Ethnicity in Opelousas

White
22.6% (3,671)
African American
74.7% (12,126)
American Indian
0.2% (40)
Asian
0.1% (16)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (50)
Two Or More
0.8% (125)
Hispanic
1.3% (206)
Race Opelousas LA USA
White 22.6% 58.7% 60.7%
African American 74.7% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 0.1% 1.7% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.8% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.3% 5.1% 18.0%

Gender in Opelousas

Female
53.6% (8,704)
Male
46.4% (7,530)
Gender Opelousas LA USA
Female 53.6% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 46.4% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Opelousas for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
13.0% (2,110)
9-12th Grade
16.0% (2,597)
High School / GED
36.0% (5,844)
Some College
17.0% (2,759)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (649)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (1,461)
Master's Degree
3.0% (487)
Professional Degree
1.0% (162)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (162)
Education Opelousas LA USA
< 9th Grade 13.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 16.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Opelousas, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
26.0% (421,699)
$10,000 to $14,999
12.2% (197,728)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.2% (229,947)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.3% (183,697)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.2% (182,138)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.1% (180,839)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.0% (113,284)
$100,000 to $149,999
4.1% (67,035)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.9% (15,329)
$200,000 or more
2.0% (31,698)
Income Opelousas LA USA
Less than $10,000 26.0% 9.6% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 12.2% 5.9% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.2% 12.0% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.3% 10.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.2% 12.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.1% 16.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.0% 11.2% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.1% 12.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.9% 5.0% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.0% 4.6% 7.7%

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