Opelousas, LA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Opelousas, Louisiana Info Snack

Population
16,687
Unemployment
8.4%
Poverty
35.9%
Median Home
$123,100
Median Income
$32,666
Median Rent
$597

Opelousas SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
1
Amenities
8.5
Education
4
Commute
8

Opelousas, LA Crime Report

1,415
Total Crimes
8,944.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
281.26%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Opelousas
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,415 8,944.4 3,523.8 2,346.0
Violent Crime 375 2,370.4 639.4 387.8
Murder 9 56.9 15.8 6.5
Robbery 37 233.9 80.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 320 2,022.8 497.0 279.7
Property Crime 1,040 6,574.0 2,884.4 1,958.2
Burglary 326 2,060.7 510.1 314.2
Larceny 681 4,304.7 2,107.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 33 208.6 266.9 246.0

Opelousas, LA Cost Of Living

86
Opelousas's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Opelousas Louisiana National Average
Overall 86 91 100
Services 96 98 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 96 97 100
Housing 52 83 100
Transportation 102 93 100
Utilities 91 86 100

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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
2020 16,687 1.8%
2019 16,399 -0.5%
2018 16,480 -0.8%
2017 16,605 -0.2%
2016 16,638 -0.2%
2015 16,668 -0.1%
2014 16,679 -1.5%
2013 16,941 -2.2%
2012 17,314 -2.6%
2011 17,778 -

Race / Ethnicity in Opelousas

White
20.1% (3,348)
African American
77.1% (12,873)
American Indian
0.4% (59)
Asian
0.0% (0)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.5% (88)
Two Or More
0.8% (133)
Hispanic
1.1% (186)
Race Opelousas LA USA
White 20.1% 58.3% 60.1%
African American 77.1% 31.9% 12.2%
American Indian 0.4% 0.5% 0.6%
Asian 0.0% 1.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 0.8% 2.0% 2.8%
Hispanic 1.1% 5.2% 18.2%

Gender in Opelousas

Female
54.0% (9,013)
Male
46.0% (7,674)
Gender Opelousas LA USA
Female 54.0% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 46.0% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Opelousas for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
10.0% (1,668)
9-12th Grade
17.0% (2,836)
High School / GED
35.0% (5,840)
Some College
14.0% (2,336)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,168)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (1,334)
Master's Degree
7.0% (1,168)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (333)
Education Opelousas LA USA
< 9th Grade 10.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 17.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 14.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Opelousas, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
21.2% (353,086)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.0% (133,859)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.9% (248,019)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.3% (122,494)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.0% (267,719)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.2% (187,656)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.3% (187,908)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.3% (89,155)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.3% (55,059)
$200,000 or more
1.4% (23,741)
Income Opelousas LA USA
Less than $10,000 21.2% 8.9% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.0% 5.5% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.9% 12.2% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.3% 10.2% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.0% 12.5% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.2% 16.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.3% 11.4% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.3% 13.0% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.3% 5.3% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.4% 4.7% 8.3%

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