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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Opelousas is 15,558. Opelousas, Louisiana is the 2,295th largest city in the US.
Opelousas is located entirely in St Landry Parish.
The peak population of Opelousas was in 2000, when its population was 22,794. In 2000, Opelousas was the 1,393rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,295th largest city in the US. Opelousas is currently 31.7% smaller than it was in 2000.
Opelousas has shrunk 31.7% since the year 2000. Opelousas, Louisiana's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Opelousas has a population density of 2,104.2 people per square mile.
|2291||Mitchell, South Dakota||15,631||7.0%|
|2294||Traverse City, Michigan||15,559||7.1%|
|2301||Greenwood Village, Colorado||15,495||32.8%|
The total voting age population of Opelousas, Louisiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 11,851. The voting age population is 44.0% male and 56.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.9% of the residents of Opelousas are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Opelousas are 74.7% Black, 23.8% White, 0.8% Two or more races, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% Other and 0.1% Asian. Additionally, 1.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Opelousas, 43.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 60.0%. On a per-household basis, 42.3% of families are below the poverty line in Opelousas.
Among those aged 16 and older, 44.4% of Opelousas residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 71.1% of Opelousas residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 13.4% have a bachelor's degree and 4.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Opelousas residents aged 5 and older, 4.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Opelousas is 8.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Opelousas, 12.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Opelousas is $22,646.
In Opelousas, 49.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 50.2% of housing units in Opelousas.
Of all the housing units in Opelousas, 1.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Opelousas, 2.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 190 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Opelousas is $633.
In Opelousas, 50.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.