Opelousas is a city located in St. Landry Parish Louisiana. Opelousas has a 2020 population of 15,616. Opelousas is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -1.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,786 in 2010.
The average household income in Opelousas is $41,147 with a poverty rate of 35.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $597 per month, and the median house value is $123,100. The median age in Opelousas is 35.9 years, 32.7 years for males, and 39 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Opelousaswas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 34.07%.
96.40% of Opelousas residents speak only English, while 3.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.96% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Opelousas is Black, with 42.05% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Opelousas is Multiple, with 0.68% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.53%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Opelousas
99.81% of Opelousas residents were born in the United States, with 94.58% having been born in Louisiana. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.
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