Rapides Parish LA Information


Rapides Parish Subdivisions

Rapides Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 138,904
Daytime Population: Workers 59,899
Daytime Population: Residents 83,755
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 143,654
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 134,403
Population in Familes 110,274
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,501
Population Density2 105
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $42,560
Average Household Income $61,580
Per Capita Income $24,329


Total Housing Units 58,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,426 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,324 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,579 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $142,641
Average Home Value $176,676


Total Households 52,750
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 35,362
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 0.75% 0.61%
Households 0.63% 0.54%
Families 0.37% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.29%


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, 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 # 10 86th
Population Density # 18 73rd
Diversity Index # 21 70th
Median Household Income # 26 61st
Per Capita Income # 22 67th

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