Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population 2022

Rapides Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 127,614 with a growth rate of -0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rapides Parish, Louisiana is the 12th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 Population was 131,760 and has seen a growth of -3.15% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18102,2000.00%
18206,0653,865175.68%
18307,5751,51024.90%
184014,1326,55786.56%
185016,5612,42917.19%
186025,3608,79953.13%
187018,015-7,345-28.96%
188023,5635,54830.80%
189027,6424,07917.31%
190039,57811,93643.18%
191044,5454,96712.55%
192059,44414,89933.45%
193065,4556,01110.11%
194073,3707,91512.09%
195090,64817,27823.55%
1960111,35120,70322.84%
1970118,0786,7276.04%
1980135,28217,20414.57%
1990131,556-3,726-2.75%
2010131,7602040.16%
2011132,0202600.20%
2012132,012-8-0.01%
2013132,3223100.23%
2014132,202-120-0.09%
2015131,780-422-0.32%
2016131,845650.05%
2017131,253-592-0.45%
2018130,326-927-0.71%
2019129,648-678-0.52%
2020128,970-678-0.52%
2021128,292-678-0.53%
2022127,614-678-0.53%
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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White82,16263.02%
Black or African American41,21931.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native8790.67%
Asian1,7111.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.01%
Some Other Race7080.54%
Two or More Races3,6792.82%
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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2022

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Median Age

37.5


Total

35.7


Male

39.4


Female

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 98,046 adults, (21,076 of whom are seniors) in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

67,347

51.66%

Male

63,029

48.34%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All64.2%35.8%
Male57.4%42.6%
Non Family54.1%45.9%
Female42.2%57.8%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All49,0752.5764.2
Married20,8743.2182.4
Male2,8123.3457.4
Female8,8053.4142.2
Non Family16,5841.1954.1

3.16

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2074.85%
9th to 12th Grade7,4768.62%
High School Graduate31,47836.31%
Some College19,48922.48%
Associates Degree5,2286.03%
Bachelors Degree11,54213.32%
Graduate Degree7,2628.38%
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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,220944539
Hispanic2,4111,724678
2+ Races1,6311,389428
White56,19850,86513,714
Native American597473108
Black25,11420,0093,518
Other Race43921760
Islander1111

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 asian people with a rate of 44.18%.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,439$45,362$30,455
Less Than 9th Grade$19,442$25,359$14,383
High School Graduate$30,410$40,879$22,496
Some College$32,399$44,131$27,460
Bachelors Degree$51,328$73,253$43,621
Graduate Degree$62,193$82,310$54,878

$37,439

Average Earnings

$45,362

Average Male

$30,455

Average Female

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Language

94.60% of Rapides Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 5.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.56% of the population.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Language

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1818100.00%
Black39,84613,69134.36%
Hispanic4,1661,21729.21%
Multiple3,5951,03728.85%
Asian1,69723313.73%
Native8478910.51%
White77,0867,4879.71%
Other236NaN%

18.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.76%

Male Poverty Rate

19.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rapides Parish, Louisiana is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rapides 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 5.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.85%.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.84%
High School18.77%
Some College13.15%
Bachelors or Greater4.40%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.66%
Male Unemployed42.06%
Female Employed11.59%
Female Unemployed41.88%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,013$68,664
Families$59,244$78,963
Married Families$84,292$100,290
Non Families$26,424$45,089
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Income by Household Type

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

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Rapides 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 45-54.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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9,465

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,220
First Gulf War1,666
Vietnam3,488
Korea636
World War II615

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,209
35 to 541,927
55 to 641,642
65 to 742,432
75+2,255

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,41610.06%
Black2,7049.28%
Native American8613.98%
Asian776.03%
Other Race20.38%
2+ Races1808.25%
Hispanic2459.01%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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10.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

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Rapides 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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80.76%

Born in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

97.52%

Native Born

2.48%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.52% of Rapides Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.76% having been born in Louisiana. 1.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rapides 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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