Latest Data (2017)
Population 16,323
Nationwide Rank 2134

Quick Facts

Opelousas, Louisiana is the 2,134th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Opelousas, Louisiana is a city.

Opelousas, Louisiana is currently 28.4% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Opelousas, Louisiana's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Opelousas, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
2124 Menomonie, Wisconsin 16,429 9.6%
2125 Gainesville, Texas 16,419 5.1%
2126 Calhoun, Georgia 16,414 52.0%
2127 Red Wing, Minnesota 16,412 1.8%
2128 Sunnyside, Washington 16,407 15.4%
2129 Beckley, West Virginia 16,404 -5.1%
2130 Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 16,369 6.9%
2131 Streetsboro, Ohio 16,365 32.5%
2132 South River, New Jersey 16,349 6.2%
2133 Bridgeview, Illinois 16,335 6.4%
2134 Opelousas, Louisiana 16,323 -28.3%
2135 Center Point, Alabama 16,313 2.5%
2136 Mount Clemens, Michigan 16,312 -5.8%
2137 North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 16,310 44.0%
2138 Dallas, Oregon 16,301 29.8%
2139 Morton, Illinois 16,301 5.4%
2140 Uvalde, Texas 16,298 2.5%
2141 Coos Bay, Oregon 16,295 6.2%
2142 Republic, Missouri 16,294 81.1%
2143 Fairview Park, Ohio 16,292 -7.0%
2144 Brunswick, Georgia 16,287 4.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1279 New Iberia 29,620 -9.0%
1304 Central 28,984 8.7%
1350 Slidell 27,883 8.5%
1667 Ruston 22,234 7.1%
1785 Hammond 20,480 15.8%
1802 Sulphur 20,278 -0.8%
1978 Natchitoches 18,048 0.0%
1989 Gretna 17,935 2.2%
2029 Zachary 17,538 54.9%
2134 Opelousas 16,323 -28.3%
2300 Thibodaux 14,713 2.0%
2332 Pineville 14,429 4.2%
2452 Baker 13,537 -1.8%
2469 Youngsville 13,424 231.7%
2549 Crowley 12,839 -11.1%
2581 West Monroe 12,657 -4.2%
2634 Minden 12,319 -7.2%
2635 Mandeville 12,318 16.3%
2642 Abbeville 12,272 3.0%
2680 Broussard 12,042 95.7%
2720 Bogalusa 11,789 -11.4%
2822 Morgan City 11,221 -11.0%
2888 DeRidder 10,797 11.2%
2896 Gonzales 10,771 31.1%
2971 Covington 10,416 20.9%
2977 Bastrop 10,395 -20.1%
3040 Eunice 10,113 -11.9%
3061 Jennings 10,002 -8.6%
3101 Denham Springs 9,834 3.0%
3182 Harahan 9,406 -4.6%
3271 Carencro 8,973 45.0%
3330 Scott 8,768 9.1%
3394 Westwego 8,549 -20.3%
3463 Breaux Bridge 8,323 9.4%
3512 Donaldsonville 8,183 7.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 16,323 2,134
2016 16,541 2,099
2015 16,591 2,079
2014 16,617 2,063
2013 16,493 2,063
2012 16,554 2,043
2011 16,575 2,038
2010 16,634 2,017
2009 23,141 1,517
2008 23,062 1,503
2007 22,949 1,499
2006 22,948 1,479
2005 22,491 1,485
2004 22,467 1,473
2003 22,446 1,458
2002 22,507 1,451
2001 22,597 1,428
2000 22,794 1,393
1990 18,698 1,462