Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population 2021

Rapides Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 128,292 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 -2.63% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021128,292-678-0.53%
2020128,970-678-0.52%
2019129,648-678-0.52%
2018130,326-927-0.71%
2017131,253-592-0.45%
2016131,845650.05%
2015131,780-422-0.32%
2014132,202-120-0.09%
2013132,3223100.23%
2012132,012-8-0.01%
2011132,0202600.20%
2010131,7602040.16%
1990131,556-3,726-2.75%
1980135,28217,20414.57%
1970118,0786,7276.04%
1960111,35120,70322.84%
195090,64817,27823.55%
194073,3707,91512.09%
193065,4556,01110.11%
192059,44414,89933.45%
191044,5454,96712.55%
190039,57811,93643.18%
189027,6424,07917.31%
188023,5635,54830.80%
187018,015-7,345-28.96%
186025,3608,79953.13%
185016,5612,42917.19%
184014,1326,55786.56%
18307,5751,51024.90%
18206,0653,865175.68%
18102,2000.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.53%
County Website
Founded
1807
County Seat
2010 Population
131,760
Growth Since 2010
-2.63%
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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White83,12063.46%
Black or African American41,34131.57%
Two or More Races2,9962.29%
Asian1,7211.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native9990.76%
Some Other Race7830.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.01%
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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Median Age

37.4


Total

35.4


Male

39.5


Female

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 98,330 adults, (20,804 of whom are seniors) in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

67,590

51.61%

Male

63,380

48.39%

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
Married80.9%19.1%
All61.7%38.3%
Non Family52%48%
Male50.4%49.6%
Female39%61%

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,4882.6161.7
Married20,5483.2180.9
Non Family15,9531.252
Female9,0773.4939
Male2,9103.4250.4

3.19

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1354.76%
9th to 12th Grade8,4589.73%
High School Graduate31,93036.74%
Some College19,74722.72%
Associates Degree4,4805.15%
Bachelors Degree11,29513.00%
Graduate Degree6,8677.90%
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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
White56,50150,72413,265
Black25,03819,6763,467
Hispanic2,3551,639565
2+ Races1,3991,201437
Asian1,162810373
Native American692482108
Other Race42820254

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.10%.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,111$42,538$28,850
Less Than 9th Grade$19,923$26,011$14,117
High School Graduate$27,770$37,953$20,584
Some College$31,873$41,105$27,498
Bachelors Degree$51,167$67,010$44,937
Graduate Degree$63,947$86,552$53,558

$34,111

Average Earnings

$42,538

Average Male

$28,850

Average Female

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Language

94.78% of Rapides Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 5.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.54% of the population.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Language

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black40,03613,72134.27%
White77,7498,50610.94%
Hispanic4,0041,09127.25%
Multiple2,97493131.30%
Asian1,69139523.36%
Other72025235.00%
Native97021221.86%
Islander1010100.00%

19.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.60%

Male Poverty Rate

20.46%

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 White, with 10.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.54%.

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.31%
High School17.61%
Some College13.09%
Bachelors or Greater4.68%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.13%
Male Unemployed39.47%
Female Employed11.97%
Male Employed6.20%

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$47,269$66,728
Families$57,569$75,126
Married Families$78,837$95,838
Non Families$26,479$45,780
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Income by Household Type

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

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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9,477

Number of Veterans

8,536

Male Veterans

941

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,300
Second Gulf War2,071
First Gulf War1,940
Korea774
World War II228

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,313
65 to 742,197
75+1,975
55 to 641,793
18 to 341,199

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,64810.34%
Black2,6058.94%
Hispanic2499.36%
2+ Races1407.89%
Native American7810.60%
Other Race61.09%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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10.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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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80.50%

Born in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

97.33%

Native Born

2.67%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.33% of Rapides Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.50% having been born in Louisiana. 1.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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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