Latest Data (2018)
Population 16,126
Nationwide Rank 2171

Quick Facts

Opelousas, Louisiana is the 2,171st largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Opelousas, Louisiana is a city.

Opelousas, Louisiana is currently 29.3% 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
2000-2018
2161 Lake St. Louis, Missouri 16,230 58.5%
2162 Center Point, Alabama 16,222 1.9%
2163 Morton, Illinois 16,218 4.9%
2164 Bridgeview, Illinois 16,187 5.5%
2165 Beckley, West Virginia 16,183 -6.4%
2166 Uvalde, Texas 16,181 1.8%
2167 Waxhaw, North Carolina 16,181 424.6%
2168 Ukiah, California 16,177 4.2%
2169 Mount Holly, North Carolina 16,135 66.7%
2170 Sulphur Springs, Texas 16,134 9.9%
2171 Opelousas, Louisiana 16,126 -29.2%
2172 Lebanon, Indiana 16,117 12.1%
2173 Crawfordsville, Indiana 16,114 6.4%
2174 Sikeston, Missouri 16,108 -5.0%
2175 Albemarle, North Carolina 16,106 0.5%
2176 Harrisburg, North Carolina 16,075 242.3%
2177 Indianola, Iowa 16,071 21.8%
2178 Griffith, Indiana 16,057 -7.1%
2179 Aberdeen, Maryland 16,053 15.3%
2180 Washougal, Washington 16,049 83.5%
2181 Laguna Woods, California 16,046 -8.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1309 New Iberia 29,099 -10.6%
1319 Central 28,864 8.3%
1360 Slidell 27,711 7.8%
1684 Ruston 22,123 6.5%
1775 Hammond 20,786 17.5%
1813 Sulphur 20,230 -1.1%
2005 Natchitoches 17,831 -1.1%
2015 Gretna 17,730 1.0%
2023 Zachary 17,678 56.1%
2171 Opelousas 16,126 -29.2%
2325 Thibodaux 14,576 1.0%
2358 Pineville 14,290 3.2%
2384 Youngsville 14,077 247.9%
2489 Baker 13,310 -3.4%
2587 Crowley 12,691 -12.1%
2622 West Monroe 12,431 -5.9%
2631 Broussard 12,372 101.1%
2647 Mandeville 12,288 16.0%
2673 Abbeville 12,151 2.0%
2682 Minden 12,100 -8.9%
2748 Bogalusa 11,738 -11.8%
2887 Morgan City 10,918 -13.4%
2906 Gonzales 10,809 31.6%
2919 DeRidder 10,750 10.7%
2976 Covington 10,463 21.5%
3022 Bastrop 10,278 -21.0%
3089 Eunice 9,989 -13.0%
3098 Jennings 9,940 -9.2%
3130 Denham Springs 9,783 2.5%
3220 Harahan 9,294 -5.7%
3237 Carencro 9,181 48.3%
3367 Scott 8,698 8.2%
3439 Westwego 8,428 -21.4%
3492 Donaldsonville 8,281 8.5%
3519 Breaux Bridge 8,227 8.1%
3571 Rayne 8,071 -5.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 16,126 2,171
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