Rapides Parish LA Information


Rapides Parish Subdivisions

Rapides Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 137,656
Population in Households 133,155
Population in Familes 109,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,501
Population Density1 104
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 52,146
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 35,060
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 58,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,880 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,266 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,231 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $132,225
Average Home Value $170,246


Median Household Income $41,168
Average Household Income $59,458
Per Capita Income $23,475
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.69%
Households 0.55% 0.59%
Families 0.29% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.


Rapides Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rapides Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 86th
Population Density1 # 18 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 25 59th
Median Household Income # 28 58th
Per Capita Income # 23 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.