Rapides Parish LA Information


Rapides Parish Subdivisions

Rapides Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 138,437
Population in Households 133,936
Population in Familes 110,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,501
Population Density1 105
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $42,339
Average Household Income $61,269
Per Capita Income $24,147


Total Housing Units 58,233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,229 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,194 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,810 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $144,953
Average Home Value $187,315


Total Households 52,423
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 35,057
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.61% 0.54%
Households 0.48% 0.46%
Families 0.22% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.64%


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, 2018 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 # 18 73rd
Median Household Income # 27 59th
Per Capita Income # 23 66th

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