Opelousas, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 16,493 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.9%
Males: 7,196  (43.6%)
Females: 9,297  (56.4%)
Median resident age:  32.4 years
Louisiana median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 70570.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $18,150 (it was $14,717 in 2000)
Opelousas:

$18,150
LA:

$44,164

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,221 (it was $9,957 in 2000)

Opelousas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,975 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Opelousas:

$77,975
LA:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $116,383; Detached houses: $140,008; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,395; In 2-unit structures: $68,574; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,529; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,025; Mobile homes: $35,162

Median gross rent in 2013: $560.

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  • Races in Opelousas, LA (2013)

    Opelousas races chart
    • 12,68076.1%Black alone
    • 3,40120.4%White alone
    • 2621.6%Two or more races
    • 1300.8%Asian alone
    • 1090.7%Hispanic
    • 200.1%American Indian alone

Races in Opelousas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Opelousas: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (6.1%), French Canadian (5.2%), United States (3.0%), English (1.8%), German (1.5%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1821

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 7.06 square miles.

Population density: 2,338 people per square mile   (low).

Opelousas,LA real estate house value index trend

Opelousas, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Opelousas:

  • High school or higher: 75.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 16.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Opelousas city:

  • Never married: 43.9%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

126 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Louisiana:

3.9%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Opelousas, Louisiana as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Opelousas to the number of sex offenders is 215 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $414 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $231 (0.3%)

Opelousas satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, LA (22.0 miles , pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (56.5 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (204.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Lawtell, LA (2.5 miles ), Washington, LA (2.5 miles ), Leonville, LA (2.7 miles ), Port Barre, LA (2.8 miles ), Grand Coteau, LA (2.8 miles ), Sunset, LA (2.9 miles ), Church Point, LA (3.4 miles ), Cankton, LA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $313,200
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $206,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.53 N, Longitude: 92.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,219 (+37.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,690 (75.2%)

Area code: 337

Opelousas household income distribution Opelousas home values distribution

Crime rates in Opelousas by Year
Type 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 6262
per 100,000 25.811.935.812.1
Rapes 15171529
per 100,000 64.5101.389.5175.5
Robberies 41485075
per 100,000 176.2286.0298.2453.8
Assaults 186242209193
per 100,000 799.41,441.71,246.51,167.8
Burglaries 370352334275
per 100,000 1,590.22,097.01,992.01,663.9
Thefts 931970864899
per 100,000 4,001.25,778.65,153.05,439.6
Auto thefts 63573641
per 100,000 270.8339.6214.7248.1
Arson N/A132
per 100,000 N/A6.017.912.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 257.1) 606.3880.3841.0884.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Opelousas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 75 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.52
Louisiana average:

3.98
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,205 (+22.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Opelousas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Opelousas, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Opelousas-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/15/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Opelousas city center killed one person and injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/9/1983, a category F3 tornado 10.5 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Opelousas-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 218.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 444.5 miles away from Opelousas center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 288.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from Opelousas center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 321.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Opelousas topographic map

Birthplace of: W. W. Dumas - Soilder, Albert Tate, Jr. - Federal judge, Alfred Mouton - Confederate Army general, Andre B. Roman - Politician, Clifton Chenier - Zydeco accordionist and musician, Karl Dunbar - Football player and coach, Richard Eastham - Male singer, Paul Prudhomme - Chef, Charles E. Nash - Politician, Daniel Baldridge - College football player (Marshall Thundering Herd).

Main business address for: AMERICAN BANCORP INC/LA (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Opelousas:

  • GARLAND GROUP HOME (1315 GARLAND AVE)
  • LOUISIANA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (336 HEATHER DRIVE, SUITE 1)
  • OPELOUSAS COMMUNITY HOME (1107 WEST LINWOOD DRIVE)
  • OPELOUSAS GENERAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 539 EAST PRUDHOMME STREET)
  • ST LANDRY EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL LLC (539 E PRUDHOMME LANE)
  • WYBLE GROUP HOME (1009 WYBLE STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Opelousas:

  • DCI - OPELOUSAS (927 E PRUDHOMME ST)
  • FMCNA - OPELOUSAS (528 E VINE ST)

Home Health Centers in Opelousas:

  • MEDSOURCE HOME HEALTH (1211 W VINE STREET SUITE B)
  • PHYSICIANS HH OF LOUISIANA, IN (109 NORTH MAIN ST., STE 400)
  • SECURE CARE HOME HEALTH, INC (788 N. UNION ST)
  • ST LANDRY HOMECARE (816 CRESWELL LANE SUITE 3)

Nursing Homes in Opelousas:

  • DOCTORS' HOSPITAL OF OPELOUSAS (3972 I-49 S. SERVICE RD.)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF OPELOUSAS (7941 I-49 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD)
  • MASION DEVILLE NURSING HOME (328 W GROLEE)
  • OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR NURSING FACILITY (954 E PRUDHOMME LANE)
  • SENIOR VILLAGE NH (160 DUCHARME ROAD)
  • SENIOR VILLAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (315 HARRY GUILBEAU ROAD)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Opelousas:

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College/University in Opelousas:

  • Opelousas School of Cosmetology Inc (Full-time enrollment: 46; Location: 529 E Vine St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.opelousascosmetology.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Opelousas:

  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 22 miles; Lafayette, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,378)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 22 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 22 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 53 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 54 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 57 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 68 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)

Public high schools in Opelousas:

Private high schools in Opelousas:

  • WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 1,038; Location: 186 WESTMINSTER DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 797; Location: 428 E PRUDHOMME ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ACADIANA PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 1592 E PRUDHOMME ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAMILY WORSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 65; Location: 386 COMPRESS RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Opelousas:

See full list of schools located in Opelousas

Library in Opelousas:

  • OPELOUSAS-EUNICE PUBLIC (Operating income: $440,883; Location: 212 EAST GROLEE STREET; 78,442 books; 1,021 audio materials; 464 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 147 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Home of College football player Benny C. Guilbeaux (University of Notre Dame)

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Notable locations in Opelousas: Opelousas Industrial Park (A), Lawyers Row (B), Saint Landry Parish Health Unit Opelousas Office (C), Saint Landry Parish Office (D), Opelousas Museum of Art (E), Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center (F), Opelousas Police Department (G), Saint Landry Parish Sheriff's Office (H), Maison Deville Nursing Home of Opelousas (I), Opelousas Fire Chief's Office (J), Opelousas Fire Department Main Station (K), Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Facility (L), Firemens Museum (M), Jim Bowie Museum (N), Opelousas City Hall (O), Opelousas Public Library (P), Opelousas Town Market (Q), Saint Landry Parish Courthouse (R), Senior Village Nursing Home (S), Opelousas Fire Department Station 1 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Vista Village Shopping Center (1), Saint Landry Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Opelousas: AMERICAN BANCORP INC/LA (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Opelousas include: Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (A), Mount Olive Baptist Church (B), Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church (C), Little Zion Baptist Church (D), Hope Presbyterian Church (E), Greater Saint James Missionary Baptist Church (F), Greater New Hope Baptist Church (G), Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church (H), Greater Live Oak Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Landry Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bayou Tesson (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Opelousas include: North Park (1), South Park (2), Opelousas Historic District (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Opelousas Museum of Art Inc (106 North Union Street), John's Amusement Company (Amusement & Theme Parks; 232 Daisy Lane), Opelousas Tourist Information Center (828 East Landry Street), St Landry Parish Tourist Commission (131 West Bellevue Street).

Hotels: Days Inn & Suites (5761 I 49 S Service Road), Ranch Motel (711 West Vine Street), Personal Reflections (1200 Heather Drive), Best Western of Opelousas (5791 I-49 Service Road South), Town House Motel (337 West Landry Street), Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (5696 I 49 N Service Road), Budget Motel (1125 N Main St), Comfort Inn Opelousas (4165 I-49 South Service Road), Comfort Inn of Opelousas (4165 I 49 S Service Road).

Courts: Chase - Personal Banking- Banking Centers- Court Street (234 North Court Street), Criminal Court Jail Annex (116 South Market Street), St Landry Parish - Clerk of District Court (118 South Court Street), Genovese James T Jugde Court Of Appeal 3rd Circuit (131 South Court), Opelousas City - City Court- Marshall (301 North Main Street), Opelousas City - City Court- Judicial Administration (301 North Main Street), Opelousas City - City Court- Judge (301 North Main Street), Opelousas City - City Court- Civil Department (301 North Main Street).

St. Landry Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 45.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.20
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Opelousas and their reported violations in the past:

LEWISBURG BELLEVUE WATER SYSTEM (Address: 1194 HWY 357 , Population served: 6,510, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-11-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-11-2013)
SHERBURNE WILDLIFE MGT AREA WATER SYSTEM (Address: 5652 HWY 182 , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 41.7%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.1% for Black residents, 70.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Opelousas in 2010:

  • 220 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 192 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 91 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Opelousas in 2000:

  • 387 people in nursing homes
  • 161 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 70 people in state prisons
  • 25 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 25 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 5 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Opelousas, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Opelousas compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with most branches in Opelousas (2011 data):

  • St. Landry Bank and Trust Company: Motor Branch South, St. Landry Bank And Trust Company, Wal-Mart Branch, Indian Hills Motor Branch, Motor Branch West. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $253.0 mil, Deposits: $221.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Saint Landry Bancshares, Inc.
  • American Bank & Trust Company: at 307 East Landry Street, South Branch, Operations Center Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $156.8 mil, Deposits: $138.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Jim Bowie Branch at 1737 South Union Street, branch established on 1979/07/16; North Court Branch at 234 North Court Street, branch established on 1973/10/19. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Washington State Bank: Opelousas Branch at 1810 South Union Street, branch established on 1979/07/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $125.9 mil, Deposits: $109.9 mil, headquarters in Washington, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Washington State Bancshares, Inc.
  • St Landry Homestead Federal Savings Bank: St Landry Homestead Federal Savings at 235 N Court Street, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $248.3 mil, Deposits: $180.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Teche Federal Bank: First Federal Savings Branch at 428 East Landry Street, branch established on 1957/06/01. Info updated 2011/08/02: Bank assets: $810.9 mil, Deposits: $605.0 mil, headquarters in New Iberia, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Teche Holding Company
  • Liberty Bank and Trust Company: Opelousas Branch at 323 South Academy Street Suite A, branch established on 2007/02/26. Info updated 2009/11/09: Bank assets: $559.4 mil, Deposits: $509.4 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Financial Services, Inc.
  • Whitney Bank: Opelousas Branch at 5672-1-49 North Service Road, branch established on 1994/04/13. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • MidSouth Bank, National Association: Opelousas Branch at 930 South Union Street, branch established on 1995/04/10. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $1,396.1 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices, Holding Company: Midsouth Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Opelousas, Louisiana:

  • Quality Inn, 4501 I-49, Opelousas, LA 70570 , Phone: (337) 948-9500
  • Holiday Inn Opelousas, 5696 I 49 N Service Rd, Opelousas, LA 70507 , Phone: (337) 948-3300, Fax: (337) 948-3304
  • Best Western Of Opelousas, 5791 I-49 Service Rd South, Opelousas, LA 70570 , Phone: (337) 942-5540, Fax: (337) 942-5540
  • Evangeline Downs Hotel, 2235 Creswell Lane Ext Lot B, Opelousas, LA 70570 , Phone: (337) 407-2121, Fax: (337) 407-2111
  • Comfort Inn, 5454 I 49 N Service Rd, Opelousas, LA 70570 , Phone: (337) 942-4900, Fax: (337) 942-4903
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Opelousas, Louisiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Louisiana average:

12.2

Opelousas travel time to work - commute Opelousas mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Opelousas city (based on St. Landry Parish data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,23435
Evangelical Protestant6,08338
Black Protestant2,0627
Mainline Protestant1,31911
Other4064
None24,280-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 36
St. Landry Parish:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
St. Landry Parish:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
St. Landry Parish:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.9%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Landry Parish:

30.1%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 41$127,902$37,4350$0
Other Government Administration 20$50,754$30,4520$0
Judicial and Legal 24$48,087$24,0440$0
Police Protection - Officers 73$342,447$56,2930$0
Police - Other 21$46,249$26,4280$0
Firefighters 63$287,757$54,8110$0
Fire - Other 1$4,538$54,4560$0
Correction 3$16,432$65,7280$0
Streets and Highways 42$94,203$26,9150$0
Health 1$5,433$65,1960$0
Sewerage 10$26,692$32,0300$0
Parks and Recreation 20$52,758$31,65512$8,336
Water Supply 35$95,267$32,6630$0
Local Libraries 11$18,632$20,3269$9,924
Other and Unallocable 17$41,069$28,9906$5,364
Totals for Government 382$1,258,220$39,52527$23,624

Opelousas government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $10,000 ($0.61)
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $1,230,000 ($74.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $76,000 ($4.61)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($1.82)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,509,000 ($212.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,823,000 ($171.16)
    General - Other: $2,388,000 ($144.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,942,000 ($117.75)
    Regular Highways: $1,624,000 ($98.47)
    Water Utilities: $1,352,000 ($81.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,113,000 ($67.48)
    Sewerage: $879,000 ($53.30)
    Central Staff Services: $821,000 ($49.78)
    Electric Utilities: $607,000 ($36.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $490,000 ($29.71)
    Libraries: $191,000 ($11.58)
    Financial Administration: $185,000 ($11.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $145,000 ($8.79)
    Parking Facilities: $143,000 ($8.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $578,000 ($35.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $243,000 ($14.73)
    Police Protection: $93,000 ($5.64)
    Water Utilities: $84,000 ($5.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $83,000 ($5.03)
    Central Staff Services: $67,000 ($4.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($1.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,156,000 ($494.51)

Opelousas government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,893,000 ($114.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,245,000 ($75.49)
    All Other: $98,000 ($5.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000 ($4.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,595,000 ($157.34)
    All Other: $80,000 ($4.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $160,000 ($9.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $350,000 ($21.22)
    General Revenue, NEC: $246,000 ($14.92)
    Special Assessments: $21,000 ($1.27)
    Rents: $11,000 ($0.67)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,452,000 ($148.67)
    Electric Utilities: $2,190,000 ($132.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $408,000 ($24.74)
    General Local Government Support: $111,000 ($6.73)
    Highways: $14,000 ($0.85)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,659,000 ($464.38)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,060,000 ($64.27)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $743,000 ($45.05)
    Property: $727,000 ($44.08)
    Other License: $139,000 ($8.43)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $42,000 ($2.55)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $38,000 ($2.30)

Opelousas government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,274,000 ($804.83)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,785,000 ($775.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,872,000 ($174.13)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,383,000 ($144.49)

Opelousas government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,000 ($0.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,251,000 ($560.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $364,000 ($22.07)

4.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lafayette Parish, LA  1.30% ($38,026 average AGI)
from Evangeline Parish, LA  0.49% ($28,993)
from Acadia Parish, LA  0.39% ($31,707)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lafayette Parish, LA  1.70% ($34,600 average AGI)
to Evangeline Parish, LA  0.44% ($26,426)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.37% ($33,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Opelousas:

  • KSLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: KSLO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEK (1190 AM; daytime; 0 kW; WASHINGTON, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJCB (770 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: R & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KPEL (1420 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Opelousas:

  • KRXE (105.9 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEK-FM (104.7 FM; WASHINGTON, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOGM (107.1 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: K.S.L.O. BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSJY (90.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRRQ (95.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBON (101.1 FM; MAMOU, LA; Owner: ROSE ANN MARX)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Opelousas:

  • KDCG-LP (Channel 22; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: ACADIANA CABLE ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • K50FI (Channel 50; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • K58GA (Channel 46; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLFT-LP (Channel 21; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Opelousas fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 61Number of bridges
  • 324m1,063ftTotal length
  • $5,092,000Total costs
  • 588,560Total average daily traffic
  • 130,846Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 51930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 241960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 221980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Opelousas, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Opelousas)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Opelousas, LA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Opelousas)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Opelousas)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$72,334129$68,409203$82,19329$19,7862$175,54530$67,055
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$69,50016$67,22635$81,0261$31,5300$02$164,550
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$80,86251$48,216111$61,21924$17,1300$06$40,120
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$016$62,56749$65,3582$46,3050$03$47,157
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$86,0704$100,81811$84,2881$11,5800$01$30,450

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9613.00 , 9614.00, 9615.00, 9616.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$82,07716$84,7365$62,986
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$114,9806$126,3351$110,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$84,7901$58,5100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$54,0550$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$108,5301$61,0500$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9613.00 , 9614.00, 9615.00, 9616.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 189
  • Hazardous Condition: 98
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 27

Incident types - Opelousas

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Opelousas, LA
Most common first names in Opelousas, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph40369.3 years
Mary24875.2 years
John21270.0 years
James13265.7 years
Marie12582.4 years
Louis9072.6 years
Robert8767.1 years
Charles7669.1 years
Frank7674.1 years
William7471.8 years
Most common last names in Opelousas, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fontenot20273.6 years
Thomas19867.0 years
Richard19271.5 years
Guillory14769.6 years
Pitre13376.3 years
Brown11869.9 years
Stelly10974.6 years
Dupre10574.9 years
Thibodeaux10171.7 years
Auzenne9578.5 years
Businesses in Opelousas, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike3
Ascend Collection1Nissan1
Ashley Furniture1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut2
Blockbuster1Popeyes1
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS2RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Church's Chicken1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Subway3
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx2The Athlete's Foot1
Ford1Toyota1
GameStop1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS3
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
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