Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population 2023

Rapides Parish, Louisiana's estimated 2023 population is 129,546 with a growth rate of -0.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rapides Parish, Louisiana is the 13th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 population was 131,613 and has seen a growth of -1.57% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2023

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

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female67,34751.66%
Male63,02948.34%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.16

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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 39.72%.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$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

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

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

rate

22.82%

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 163.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rapides Parish, Louisiana is White, with 11.44% 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

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

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

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

9,465

Number of Veterans

8,299

Male Veterans

1,166

Female Veterans

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

count

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rapides 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

80.98%

Born in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

97.78%

Native Born

2.49%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.78% of Rapides Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.98% 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

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