Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population 2018

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 155,874 with a growth rate of -0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is the 8th largest county in Louisiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017155,874-524-0.34%
2016156,398-539-0.34%
2016156,937260.02%
2015156,9115290.34%
2014156,3823210.21%
2013156,0618170.53%
2012155,2446500.42%
2011154,5946250.41%
2010153,96911,7788.28%
1990142,1912,9502.12%
1980139,24123,85420.67%
1970115,38713,72413.50%
1960101,66326,95036.07%
195074,71315,54526.27%
194059,1684,8318.89%
193054,33724,01879.22%
192030,3194,48917.38%
191025,8304,88323.31%
190020,9472,96216.47%
189017,9853,30022.47%
188014,6853,10326.79%
187011,5826,855145.02%
18604,727-281-5.61%
18505,0083687.93%
18404,640-500-9.73%
18305,1402,24477.49%
18202,8961,819168.90%
18101,0770.00%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White93,835
Black or African American58,684
Asian1,481
Two or More Races1,217
Some Other Race737
American Indian and Alaska Native430
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander14

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Median Age

34.9


Total

33.6


Male

36.2


Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 116,204 adults, (20,957 of which are seniors) in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

81,431

52.07%

Male

74,967

47.93%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All59.6%40.4%
Male55%45%
Non Family49.5%50.5%
Female33.2%66.8%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All56,9032.6159.6
Married23,5823.2181
Non Family19,8001.1949.5
Female11,1873.6133.2
Male2,3343.6355

3.29

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Households

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Education

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8063.81%
9th to 12th Grade11,13611.16%
High School Graduate33,39733.46%
Some College22,98623.03%
Associates Degree4,3504.36%
Bachelors Degree15,72315.75%
Graduate Degree8,4138.43%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White63,62256,92718,494
Black32,63124,9714,551
Hispanic1,8411,409377
Asian1,038925512
Other Race52545239
Multiple Races472416137
Native American24322476
Islander1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 49.33%.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,585$40,656$25,620
Less Than High School$16,444$26,239$12,846
High School Grad$24,710$31,913$17,901
Some College$29,799$38,993$24,363
Bachelors Degree$47,037$55,712$41,427
Graduate Degree$50,520$69,935$45,384

$31,585

Average Earnings

$40,656

Average Male

$25,620

Average Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

97.65% of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 2.35% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.20% of the population.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black54,26322,39141.26%
White87,92312,20113.88%
Hispanic3,09465421.14%
Multiple1,17726222.26%
Asian1,4811268.51%
Other7118912.52%
Native4176515.59%

24.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.55%

Male Poverty Rate

27.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 41.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is Asian, with 8.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.62%.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.05%
High School21.43%
Some College14.41%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.36%
Male Unemployed31.92%
Female Employed16.11%
Male Employed6.08%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Income

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,974$57,606
Families$51,112$69,170
Married Families$74,469$90,290
Non Families$22,694$33,935

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

9,212

Number of Veterans

8,425

Male Veterans

787

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,271
First Gulf War1,703
Second Gulf War1,242
Korea943
World War II581

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,278
35 to 542,131
75+2,095
55 to 641,847
18 to 34861

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,4948.85%
Black2,5636.39%
2 or More10918.47%
Hispanic924.15%
Indian328.94%
Asian141.19%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

8.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Monroe48906492973910.80%
West Monroe1308812922-166-1.27%
Richwood332334461233.70%
Sterlington1609253092157.24%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990