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Housing
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Affordability
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Diversity
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Safety
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Amenities
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Education
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Opelousas, Louisiana Info Snack

Opelousas (French: les Opelousas) is a small city in and the parish seat of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies at the junction of Interstate 49 and U.S. Route 190. The population was 22,860 at the 2000 census. Although the 2006 population estimate was 23,222, a 2004 annexation should have put the city's population above 25,000.[citation needed] In the 2010 census, however, the population shrank to 16,634. Opelousas is the principal city for the Opelousas-Eunice Micropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 92,178 in 2008. Opelousas is also the third largest city in the Lafayette-Acadiana Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 537,947.
Population
16,480
Unemployment
6.9%
Poverty
45.3%
Median Home
$94,100
Median Income
$20,005
Median Rent
$569

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Map Of Opelousas, LA

Population over time in Opelousas

Year Population % Change
2017 16,480 -0.8%
2016 16,605 -0.2%
2015 16,638 -0.2%
2014 16,668 -0.1%
2013 16,679 -1.5%
2012 16,941 -2.2%
2011 17,314 -2.6%
2010 17,778 -

Crime in Opelousas Per 100k

Crime Opelousas LA USA
Violent Crime 1811.7 557.0 382.9
Murder 24.2 12.4 5.3
Robbery 236.3 114.4 98.0
Aggravated Assault 1496.6 390.3 248.9
Property Crime 8446.4 3366.8 2362.0
Burglary 3102.3 731.5 430.4
Larceny 5089.7 2401.3 1694.0
Car Theft 254.5 234.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Opelousas

White
19.7% (3,243)
African American
77.0% (12,682)
American Indian
0.2% (26)
Asian
0.7% (122)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (57)
Two Or More
1.1% (184)
Hispanic
1.0% (166)
Race Opelousas LA USA
White 19.7% 59.0% 61.5%
African American 77.0% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 0.7% 1.7% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.1% 1.6% 2.3%
Hispanic 1.0% 5.0% 17.6%

Household Income For Opelousas, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
25.8% (425,184)
$10,000 to $14,999
13.6% (224,128)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.2% (299,936)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.5% (189,520)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.0% (164,800)
$50,000 to $74,999
9.4% (154,912)
$75,000 to $99,999
3.9% (64,272)
$100,000 to $149,999
4.6% (75,808)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.9% (14,832)
$200,000 or more
2.0% (32,960)
Income Opelousas LA USA
Less than $10,000 25.8% 10.0% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 13.6% 6.4% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.2% 12.4% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.5% 10.6% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.0% 13.2% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 9.4% 16.3% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 3.9% 10.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.6% 12.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.9% 4.4% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 2.0% 4.0% 6.3%

Gender in Opelousas

Female
54.1% (8,913)
Male
45.9% (7,566)
Gender Opelousas LA USA
Female 54.1% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 45.9% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Opelousas for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
12.7% (2,098)
9-12th Grade
16.4% (2,709)
High School / GED
38.1% (6,278)
Some College
14.5% (2,395)
Associate's Degree
5.2% (848)
Bachelor's Degree
8.1% (1,334)
Master's Degree
3.1% (517)
Professional Degree
1.1% (176)
Doctorate Degree
0.7% (120)
Education Opelousas LA USA
< 9th Grade 12.7% 5.4% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 16.4% 10.3% 7.2%
High School / GED 38.1% 33.8% 27.3%
Some College 14.5% 21.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 5.2% 5.8% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 8.1% 15.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 3.1% 5.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.1% 1.7% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.7% 1.0% 1.4%

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