Opelousas, LA 70570 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 70570: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Opelousas, LA 70570

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,180
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,331
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 603
  • Parish: Saint Landry Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.533, Longitude -92.085
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Opelousas, LA 70570 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,382
Daytime Population: Workers 13,622
Daytime Population: Residents 26,693
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,315
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 38,665
Population in Familes 31,982
Population in Group Qrtrs 717
Population Density2 226
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $27,936
Average Household Income $45,245
Per Capita Income $17,525


Total Housing Units 16,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,423 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,506 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,767 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $106,855
Average Home Value $138,106


Total Households 14,929
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 9,999
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 0.19% 0.22%
Households 0.25% 0.26%
Families 0.0% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Opelousas, LA 70570 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 70570 to the other 499 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 17 97th
Population Density # 147 71st
Diversity Index # 117 77th
Median Household Income # 459 8th
Per Capita Income # 448 10th

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