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, 2023)


Total Population 82,289 (100%)
Population in Households 81,075 (98.5%)
Population in Families 66,960 (81.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,214 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 89
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $39,053
Average Household Income $63,770
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $25,351
Wealth Index5 52
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (41.0)


Total HU (Housing Units) 37,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,522 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,032 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,614 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $158,140
Average Home Value $222,711
Housing Affordability Index3 109


Total Households 32,554
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 21,662
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.09% -0.08%
Households 0.05% 0.07%
Families   -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
Owner Occupied HU   0.17%