Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population 2018

Rapides Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 131,648 with a growth rate of -0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rapides Parish, Louisiana is the 11th largest county in Louisiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017131,648-725-0.55%
2016132,3732760.21%
2016132,0971040.08%
2015131,993-309-0.23%
2014132,302-57-0.04%
2013132,3593020.23%
2012132,057530.04%
2011132,0042320.18%
2010131,7722160.16%
1990131,556-3,726-2.75%
1980135,28217,20414.57%
1970118,0786,7276.04%
1960111,35120,70322.84%
195090,64817,27823.55%
194073,3707,91512.09%
193065,4556,01110.11%
192059,44414,89933.45%
191044,5454,96712.55%
190039,57811,93643.18%
189027,6424,07917.31%
188023,5635,54830.80%
187018,015-7,345-28.96%
186025,3608,79953.13%
185016,5612,42917.19%
184014,1326,55786.56%
18307,5751,51024.90%
18206,0653,865175.68%
18102,2000.00%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White84,669
Black or African American42,345
Two or More Races2,199
Asian2,034
American Indian and Alaska Native790
Some Other Race284
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander52

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

Rapides 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

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Median Age

37.3


Total

35.3


Male

38.9


Female

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 98,883 adults, (19,724 of which are seniors) in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

68,413

51.68%

Male

63,960

48.32%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
All61.7%38.3%
Male54.8%45.2%
Non Family50.5%49.5%
Female38.6%61.4%

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,1542.6661.7
Married21,4113.2180
Non Family15,5571.250.5
Female8,5553.6738.6
Male2,6313.5454.8

3.28

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Households

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,3124.97%
9th to 12th Grade8,92410.28%
High School Graduate32,59037.55%
Some College19,65022.64%
Associates Degree4,0864.71%
Bachelors Degree11,03712.72%
Graduate Degree6,1947.14%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White57,00050,41713,254
Black25,07319,4712,937
Hispanic2,0731,514400
Asian1,2001,003414
Multiple Races964836211
Native American62744460
Other Race16310747
Islander5252

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 34.50%.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,704$40,195$25,623
Less Than High School$18,877$26,256$13,190
High School Grad$24,730$34,431$18,609
Some College$30,758$42,373$25,433
Bachelors Degree$44,343$57,553$41,038
Graduate Degree$60,853$81,985$50,075

$31,704

Average Earnings

$40,195

Average Male

$25,623

Average Female

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Language

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Language

94.01% of Rapides Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 5.99% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.61% of the population.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black40,86113,81533.81%
White79,46510,24612.89%
Hispanic3,80483421.92%
Asian1,99755127.59%
Multiple2,05333616.37%
Native79018323.16%
Other2506425.60%

20.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.80%

Male Poverty Rate

21.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rapides Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 33.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rapides Parish, Louisiana is White, with 12.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.03%.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.75%
High School18.04%
Some College11.46%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.20%
Male Unemployed26.28%
Female Employed10.34%
Male Employed7.80%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Income

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,132$59,283
Families$52,299$68,846
Married Families$70,736$85,694
Non Families$24,108$36,520

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

Rapides 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.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

9,528

Number of Veterans

8,810

Male Veterans

718

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,587
First Gulf War1,916
Second Gulf War1,603
Korea1,029
World War II415

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 542,322
55 to 642,184
75+2,155
65 to 741,931
18 to 34936

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,87110.52%
Black2,3808.08%
2 or More14311.20%
Indian11918.48%
Hispanic1184.65%
Other157.58%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

9.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Alexandria47592478322400.50%
Pineville1451014480-30-0.21%
Ball39934009160.40%
Glenmora13441354100.74%
Lecom12271186-41-3.34%
Woodworth10941109151.37%
Boyce1004100840.40%
Forest Hill816803-13-1.59%
Cheneyville625607-18-2.88%
McNary20921452.39%
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