Nationwide Claims to Fame

Opelousas is 36th out of 6,405 other cities in Income below poverty line

Statewide Claims to Fame

Opelousas is 1st in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Income below poverty line

Opelousas is 6th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Opelousas is 7th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Female residents

Opelousas is 8th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Opelousas is 11th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Opelousas is 17th in Louisiana out of 97 other cities in Retail sales

Opelousas is 19th in Louisiana out of 62 other cities in Current population (2012)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Opelousas Rank Louisiana US
Current population (2012) 16,554 19th 4,601,893 313,914,040
Size in square miles 7.9 53rd 43,203.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,104.2 34th 104.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Opelousas Rank Louisiana US
Residents younger than 5 8.8% 6th 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 29.1% 11th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.5% 25th 12.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Opelousas Rank Louisiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 70.4% 91st 81.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 11.7% 82nd 21.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Opelousas Rank Louisiana US
Race - White 22.3% 101st 63.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 75.1% 8th 32.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 75th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.5% 86th 1.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 49th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.1% 90th 1.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.2% 99th 4.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 21.9% 100th 59.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Opelousas Rank Louisiana US
Female residents 54.1% 7th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.2% 81st 3.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Opelousas Rank Louisiana US
Housing units 7,141 28th 1,978,848 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 20.8% 36th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 6,023 27th 1,675,097 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 48.9% 97th 67.9% 66.1%
Home median value $83,100 94th $135,400 $186,200
People per household 2.8 32nd 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Opelousas Rank Louisiana US
Income per capita $12,300 106th $23,853 $27,915
Income per household $19,524 107th $44,086 $52,762
Income below poverty line 45.0% 1st 18.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Opelousas Rank Louisiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,927 25th 375,808 27,092,908
Retail sales $519,517 17th $56,543,203 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $22,638 27th $12,921 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $30,276 31st $9,729,869 $613,795,732

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