Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population 2019

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 155,757 with a growth rate of -0.74% 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
2018154,475-1,282-0.82%
2017155,757-1,160-0.74%
2016156,917400.03%
2015156,8775260.34%
2014156,3513040.19%
2013156,0478080.52%
2012155,2396080.39%
2011154,6316640.43%
2010153,96711,7768.28%
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
White93,733
Black or African American58,629
Asian1,605
Two or More Races1,405
Some Other Race650
American Indian and Alaska Native363
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander48

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2019

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Median Age

35.1


Total

33.7


Male

36.5


Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 116,551 adults, (21,271 of whom are seniors) in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

81,414

52.04%

Male

75,019

47.96%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All59.3%40.7%
Male54.2%45.8%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Female32.6%67.4%

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All56,7992.6159.3
Married23,8703.2381.3
Non Family19,6461.1948.2
Female10,9193.6332.6
Male2,3643.5254.2

3.3

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8173.80%
9th to 12th Grade10,65710.62%
High School Graduate34,09833.98%
Some College22,61822.54%
Associates Degree4,7424.73%
Bachelors Degree16,30316.25%
Graduate Degree8,1038.08%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White63,81957,27718,542
Black33,05525,6354,745
Hispanic1,8301,422369
Asian1,044982590
Multiple Races479418134
Other Race44140031
Native American20618837

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.51%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,839$41,043$26,542
Less Than High School$16,435$27,402$11,910
High School Grad$25,576$31,736$19,633
Some College$30,354$38,819$24,589
Bachelors Degree$48,207$55,965$41,495
Graduate Degree$50,228$70,071$45,142

$31,839

Average Earnings

$41,043

Average Male

$26,542

Average Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

97.51% of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 2.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black54,56023,09842.34%
White87,73911,98713.66%
Hispanic3,25166820.55%
Multiple1,36251337.67%
Asian1,60418411.47%
Other6229314.95%
Native3495315.19%

24.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.67%

Male Poverty Rate

27.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 42.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is Asian, with 11.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.08%
High School22.17%
Some College14.55%
Bachelors or Greater4.57%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.04%
Male Unemployed34.94%
Female Employed16.60%
Male Employed6.90%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Income

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,081$59,528
Families$51,821$71,934
Married Families$74,526$93,490
Non Families$22,989$34,132

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans

8,668

Number of Veterans

7,838

Male Veterans

830

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,054
First Gulf War1,401
Second Gulf War1,334
Korea951
World War II461

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,0668.27%
Black2,4676.10%
Hispanic1175.10%
2 or More9114.97%
Indian3210.63%
Asian120.96%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

9.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

57%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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