Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

155,268

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana's estimated 2024 population is 155,268 with a growth rate of -0.78% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is the 8th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 population was 153,966 and has seen a growth of 0.85% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029149,183-1,217-0.81%
2028150,400-1,217-0.8%
2027151,617-1,217-0.8%
2026152,834-1,217-0.79%
2025154,051-1,217-0.78%
2024155,268-1,217-0.78%
2023156,485-1,217-0.77%
2022157,702-1,217-0.77%
2021158,919-1,177-0.74%
2020160,0966,6954.36%
2019153,401-1,293-0.84%
2018154,694-1,219-0.78%
2017155,913-1,035-0.66%
2016156,948320.02%
2015156,9165330.34%
2014156,3833080.2%
2013156,0758100.52%
2012155,2656110.4%
2011154,6546880.45%
2010153,966
1990142,1912,9502.12%
1980139,24123,85420.67%
1970115,38713,72413.5%
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%
18202,8961,819168.9%
18101,077-148,106-99.28%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.78% (-1,217)
County Website
Ouachita Parish
County Seat
2010 Population
153,966
Area
610 mi²
Density
255 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
0.85% (1,302)
Founded
March 31, 1807

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White91,69757.46%
Black or African American59,51137.29%
Two or more races4,0702.55%
Other race2,1681.36%
Asian1,8541.16%
Native American2660.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander190.01%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2024

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Median Age

36.5

Total

34.8

Male

38.2

Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 120,501 adults, (24,441 of whom are seniors) in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female82,56951.74%
Male77,01648.26%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All59,5952.5859.540.5
Married24,5093.2482.517.5
Non Family21,8531.1944.355.7
Female10,1193.683862
Male3,1143.654.645.4
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3.29

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.67%.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,175

Average Earnings

$52,091

Average Male

$35,162

Average Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

96.52% of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 3.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.75% of the population.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black56,84521,98438.67%
White88,12212,03913.66%
Hispanic3,4261,02729.98%
Multiple3,82269818.26%
Other2,04268133.35%
Asian1,74528216.16%
Native26615959.77%
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23.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.46%

Male Poverty Rate

25.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is Native, with 59.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is White, with 13.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.67%.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.39%
High School23.31%
Some College18.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.83%
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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.38%
Male Unemployed32.64%
Female Employed11.97%
Male Employed8.47%
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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8,004

Number of Veterans

7,243

Male Veterans

761

Female Veterans

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

count

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.21%

Born in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

98.09%

Native Born

1.91%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.09% of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 79.21% having been born in Louisiana. 0.97% 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

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