Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population 2022

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 149,403 with a growth rate of -0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is the 9th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 Population was 153,969 and has seen a growth of -2.97% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18101,0770.00%
18202,8961,819168.90%
18305,1402,24477.49%
18404,640-500-9.73%
18505,0083687.93%
18604,727-281-5.61%
187011,5826,855145.02%
188014,6853,10326.79%
189017,9853,30022.47%
190020,9472,96216.47%
191025,8304,88323.31%
192030,3194,48917.38%
193054,33724,01879.22%
194059,1684,8318.89%
195074,71315,54526.27%
1960101,66326,95036.07%
1970115,38713,72413.50%
1980139,24123,85420.67%
1990142,1912,9502.12%
2010153,96911,7788.28%
2011154,6506810.44%
2012155,2566060.39%
2013156,0628060.52%
2014156,3602980.19%
2015156,8805200.33%
2016156,897170.01%
2017155,841-1,056-0.67%
2018154,571-1,270-0.81%
2019153,279-1,292-0.84%
2020151,987-1,292-0.84%
2021150,695-1,292-0.85%
2022149,403-1,292-0.86%
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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White90,57258.55%
Black or African American58,20837.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native2490.16%
Asian1,5851.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.02%
Some Other Race1,4670.95%
Two or More Races2,5701.66%
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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2022

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Median Age

36.2


Total

34.3


Male

37.8


Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 116,189 adults, (22,900 of whom are seniors) in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

80,595

52.10%

Male

74,084

47.90%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
All60%40%
Male55.5%44.5%
Non Family47.6%52.4%
Female35.1%64.9%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All56,9562.660
Married23,4753.2781.7
Male2,4943.9455.5
Female9,2033.8235.1
Non Family21,7841.1947.6

3.38

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1863.15%
9th to 12th Grade9,1869.08%
High School Graduate34,92234.52%
Some College23,09022.83%
Associates Degree5,4165.35%
Bachelors Degree15,72615.55%
Graduate Degree9,6269.52%
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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,0891,024518
White63,14457,56219,330
2+ Races676646179
Native American20417341
Hispanic1,9191,515348
Black34,09027,8805,026
Other Race96867381

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 95.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.57%.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,348$44,819$30,898
Less Than 9th Grade$19,989$26,268$14,124
High School Graduate$29,122$37,438$23,133
Some College$35,746$43,345$30,813
Bachelors Degree$53,014$62,780$45,150
Graduate Degree$49,427$61,588$44,385

$36,348

Average Earnings

$44,819

Average Male

$30,898

Average Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

97.09% of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 2.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.32% of the population.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black54,85722,62641.25%
Native2496124.50%
Hispanic3,22265720.39%
Multiple2,37643818.43%
Asian1,53720313.21%
White85,57610,33312.07%
Other575NaN%

23.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.22%

Male Poverty Rate

25.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 41.25% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.79%.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.92%
High School22.21%
Some College14.79%
Bachelors or Greater5.02%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.10%
Male Unemployed29.54%
Female Employed13.11%
Female Unemployed49.25%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,934$66,416
Families$57,486$82,242
Married Families$82,134$104,257
Non Families$27,479$38,817
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Income by Household Type

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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8,257

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,979
First Gulf War1,475
Vietnam2,880
Korea438
World War II171

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,034
35 to 542,109
55 to 641,607
65 to 742,179
75+1,328

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,6167.85%
Black2,5536.27%
Native American125.29%
Asian251.95%
2+ Races514.32%
Hispanic1627.05%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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13.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.83%

Born in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

98.07%

Native Born

1.93%

Foreign Born

0.90%

Non Citizen

1.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.07% of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 79.83% having been born in Louisiana. 0.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

  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

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