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, 2017)


Total Population 85,834
Daytime Population: Workers 24,030
Daytime Population: Residents 56,656
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 80,686
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 84,729
Population in Familes 70,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,105
Population Density2 93
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $30,582
Average Household Income $49,255
Per Capita Income $19,194


Total Housing Units 37,228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,950 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,038 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,240 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $104,310
Average Home Value $137,199


Total Households 32,988
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 22,385
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% 0.34%
Households 0.48% 0.4%
Families 0.23% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.5%