Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population 2021

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 150,695 with a growth rate of -0.85% 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 -2.13% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021150,695-1,292-0.85%
2020151,987-1,292-0.84%
2019153,279-1,292-0.84%
2018154,571-1,270-0.81%
2017155,841-1,056-0.67%
2016156,897170.01%
2015156,8805200.33%
2014156,3602980.19%
2013156,0628060.52%
2012155,2566060.39%
2011154,6506810.44%
2010153,96911,7788.28%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.85%
County Website
Founded
March 31, 1807
County Seat
2010 Population
153,969
Growth Since 2010
-2.13%
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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White91,88459.09%
Black or African American58,21937.44%
Two or More Races1,9391.25%
Some Other Race1,5801.02%
Asian1,5581.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native2460.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.04%
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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Median Age

35.7


Total

34.1


Male

37


Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 116,459 adults, (22,486 of whom are seniors) in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

80,905

52.03%

Male

74,589

47.97%

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%19%
All58.4%41.6%
Male56.6%43.4%
Non Family45.7%54.3%
Female33.8%66.2%

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All56,5562.6358.4
Married22,9283.2881
Non Family20,9681.245.7
Female10,0723.8233.8
Male2,5883.7556.6

3.39

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4553.42%
9th to 12th Grade10,15610.05%
High School Graduate34,48034.11%
Some College22,87322.63%
Associates Degree5,6435.58%
Bachelors Degree16,34416.17%
Graduate Degree8,1458.06%
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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
White63,50357,25218,787
Black33,76327,0454,594
Hispanic1,8761,423420
Other Race1,04271653
Asian1,018938488
2+ Races582528147
Native American17917376

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.94%.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,560$41,468$29,474
Less Than 9th Grade$17,485$26,871$12,909
High School Graduate$26,182$31,534$21,547
Some College$32,106$40,837$29,892
Bachelors Degree$50,683$61,221$41,538
Graduate Degree$51,943$65,690$47,967

$32,560

Average Earnings

$41,468

Average Male

$29,474

Average Female

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

97.02% of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 2.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Language

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black54,91623,26042.36%
White86,77111,80413.60%
Hispanic3,35570621.04%
Other1,53066443.40%
Multiple1,86552328.04%
Asian1,51219212.70%
Native246197.72%

24.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.40%

Male Poverty Rate

26.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is Other, with 43.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is Native, with 7.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.60%.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.34%
High School23.19%
Some College14.96%
Bachelors or Greater5.53%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.30%
Male Unemployed32.09%
Female Employed14.84%
Male Employed7.72%

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$41,121$63,423
Families$53,169$77,679
Married Families$78,249$101,243
Non Families$25,160$37,007
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Income by Household Type

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

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 Over 65, 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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8,532

Number of Veterans

7,609

Male Veterans

923

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,989
Second Gulf War1,671
First Gulf War1,449
Korea619
World War II239

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,320
65 to 742,060
75+1,753
55 to 641,583
18 to 34816

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,9608.25%
Black2,3925.88%
2+ Races12315.04%
Hispanic1144.99%
Native American3115.27%
Asian262.12%

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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12.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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56.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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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79.91%

Born in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

98.11%

Native Born

1.89%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

0.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.11% of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 79.91% having been born in Louisiana. 0.94% 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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