Opelousas, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area LA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Opelousas, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Opelousas, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 85,997
Population in Households 84,892
Population in Familes 70,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,105
Population Density1 93
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 33,189
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 22,584
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,970 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,219 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,311 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $97,828
Average Home Value $133,229


Median Household Income $32,083
Average Household Income $49,570
Per Capita Income $19,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.42%
Households 0.66% 0.53%
Families 0.4% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.