opelousas Demographics
Educational Attainment
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Less than High School 1,142 14.3 % 6.6 %
High School Graduate 4,354 54.7 % 32.6 %
Some College 1,428 17.9 % 24.6 %
Bachelor’s Degree 653 8.2 % 22.5 %
Graduate or Professional Degree 387 4.9 % 13.7 %
High School Graduate or Higher 5,694 71.5 % 87.1 %
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 812 10.2 % 10.2 %
Age Statistics
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Total Population 16,638 - -
19 years old and under 5,453 32.8 % 25.6 %
20 to 44 years old 4,863 29.2 % 12.7 %
45 to 64 years old 3,812 22.9 % 12.7 %
65 years old and older 2,510 15.1 % 1.9 %
Language Spoken at Home
Number No. Area % Area National % National
English Only 14,267 99.7 % 84.6 %
Spanish 48 0.3 % 14.3 %
Marital Status
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Never Married 2,755 48.3 % 33.5 %
Married 1,776 31.1 % 50.5 %
Separated 331 5.8 % 2.6 %
Divorced 842 14.8 % 13.5 %
Census Housing Report
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Total Housing Units 7,256 - -
Occupied Housing Units 6,027 83.1 % 87.7 %
Vacant Housing Units 1,229 16.9 % 12.3 %
1-Unit, Detached 4,707 64.9 % 61.4 %
1-Unit, Attached 64 0.9 % 5.8 %
2-Units 636 8.8 % 3.7 %
3 to 4 Units 248 3.4 % 4.5 %
5 to 9 Units 179 2.5 % 4.8 %
10 to 19 Units 111 1.5 % 4.6 %
20 or More Units 207 2.9 % 8.8 %
Mobile Homes 1,104 15.2 % 6.3 %
Built 1990 to 1999 438 6.0 % 14.0 %
Built 1980 to 1989 908 12.5 % 13.6 %
Built 1970 to 1979 1,393 19.2 % 15.5 %
Built 1960 to 1969 1,850 25.5 % 10.8 %
Built 1940 to 1959 1,510 20.8 % 15.6 %
Built 1939 or Earlier 520 7.2 % 13.0 %
Electric 2,508 34.6 % 33.5 %
Natural Gas 3,464 47.7 % 42.3 %
Tank or LP Gas 41 0.6 % 4.1 %
Wood 7 0.1 % 1.8 %
Solar 7 0.1 % 0.1 %
Racial Breakdown
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Caucasian 3,383 20.5 % 75.5 %
African-American 12,947 78.6 % 13.1 %
Native American 34 0.2 % 0.8 %
Asian 70 0.4 % 5.6 %
Some Other Race 33 0.2 % 4.9 %
Economic Statistics
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Median Household Income 20,434 55,775
Median Family Income 29,417 68,260
Median Per Capita Income 14,773 29,979
Weather
  • Chance of Sunshine 48.28 %
  • Temperature 65.7 ℉
  • Rainfall 3.93 inches
  • Energy Demand
    [HDD] 9.48
    [CDD] 0.88
Earthquakes
Magnitude Probability
5.0 0.02 %
6.0 0.01 %
7.0 0.00 %
8.0 0.00 %
9.0 0.00 %
Very Low Risk Area
Public Information
Unemployment Information
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