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Population in 2012: 16,554 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.6%
Males: 7,317  (44.2%)
Females: 9,237  (55.8%)

Median resident age:  34.4 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70570.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,741 (it was $14,717 in 2000)
Opelousas:

$20,741
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,813

Opelousas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,784 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Opelousas:

$94,784
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $103,286; Detached houses: $110,496; Townhouses or other attached units: $102,233; In 2-unit structures: $258,395; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $71,556; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $72,881; Mobile homes: $38,686

Median gross rent in 2012: $512.

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Opelousas races chart
  • Black alone - 13,224 (78.1%)
  • White alone - 3,304 (19.5%)
  • Two or more races - 153 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 129 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 103 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.05%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Opelousas: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (5.4%), French Canadian (4.3%), United States (2.8%), German (2.0%), English (1.9%), Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1821

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 7.06 square miles.

Population density: 2,346 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Opelousas:

  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Opelousas city:

  • Never married: 38.6%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

150 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 83 registered sex offenders living in Opelousas, Louisiana as of October 02, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Opelousas to the number of sex offenders is 199 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $231 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (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: +6,990 (+41.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,737 (57.2%)

Area code: 337

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Crime rates in Opelousas by Year
Type 2000 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0626
per 100,000 0.025.811.935.8
Rapes 14151715
per 100,000 70.964.5101.389.5
Robberies 42414850
per 100,000 212.7176.2286.0298.2
Assaults 129186242209
per 100,000 653.4799.41441.71246.5
Burglaries 541370352334
per 100,000 2740.21590.22097.01992.0
Thefts 674931970864
per 100,000 3413.94001.25778.65153.0
Auto thefts 55635736
per 100,000 278.6270.8339.6214.7
Arson 5N/A13
per 100,000 25.3N/A6.017.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 277.8) 599.7606.7880.8841.5

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City-data.com crime rate 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

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Opelousas, Louisiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,205 (+22.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

Average climate in Opelousas, Louisiana

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Tornado activity:

Opelousas-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 151% 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 significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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/medical centers in Opelousas:

  • DCI - OPELOUSAS (Dialysis Facility, 927 E PRUDHOMME ST)
  • FMCNA - OPELOUSAS (Dialysis Facility, 528 E VINE ST)
  • MEDSOURCE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1211 W VINE STREET SUITE B)
  • PHYSICIANS HH OF LOUISIANA, IN (Home Health Center, 109 NORTH MAIN ST., STE 400)
  • SECURE CARE HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, 788 N. UNION ST)
  • ST LANDRY HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 816 CRESWELL LANE SUITE 3)
  • GARLAND GROUP HOME (Hospital, 1315 GARLAND AVE)
  • LOUISIANA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, 336 HEATHER DRIVE, SUITE 1)
  • OPELOUSAS COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 1107 WEST LINWOOD DRIVE)
  • OPELOUSAS GENERAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 539 EAST PRUDHOMME STREET)
  • ST LANDRY EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL LLC (Hospital, 539 E PRUDHOMME LANE)
  • WYBLE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 1009 WYBLE STREET)
  • DOCTORS' HOSPITAL OF OPELOUSAS (Nursing Home, 3972 I-49 S. SERVICE RD.)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF OPELOUSAS (Nursing Home, 7941 I-49 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD)
  • MASION DEVILLE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 328 W GROLEE)
  • OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, 954 E PRUDHOMME LANE)
  • SENIOR VILLAGE NH (Nursing Home, 160 DUCHARME ROAD)
  • SENIOR VILLAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 315 HARRY GUILBEAU ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Opelousas, LA

Airports and other landing facilities located in Opelousas:


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Local government website: www.cityofopelousas.com

Colleges/Universities in Opelousas:

  • Louisiana Technical College-T H Harris Campus (Full-time enrollment: 411; Location: 332 E South St; Public; Website: www.ltc.edu)
  • Opelousas School of Cosmetology Inc (FT enrollment: 28; Location: 529 E Vine St; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Opelousas:

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 22 miles; Lafayette, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,419)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 54 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 6,256)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 55 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 25,838)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 57 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 4,414)
  • McNeese State University (about 72 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 6,406)
  • Nicholls State University (about 92 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 97 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 11,652)

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:

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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

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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.6. This is about average.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.43
U.S.:

9.59

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

THE QUARTERS TRAVEL PLAZA W S (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 42.6%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.7% for Black residents, 43.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 18.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Opelousas, LA

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 compared to Louisiana state average:

Opelousas, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Opelousas travel time to work - commute


Opelousas mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.39%
Here77.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents86.5%9.4%2.4%0.2%0.2%
Congregations45.5%24.7%11.7%3.9%1.3%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaNorth American Baptist ConferenceEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.5%
Congregations2.6%1.3%2.6%1.3%5.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 36
This county:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
St. Landry Parish:

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
This county:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
St. Landry Parish:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.9%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.1%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Landry Parish:

12.7%
State:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 29$77,191$31,9410$0
Other Government Administration 14$30,631$26,2550$0
Judicial and Legal 17$29,021$20,4850$0
Police Protection - Officers 52$206,672$47,6940$0
Police - Other 15$27,912$22,3300$0
Firefighters 45$173,666$46,3110$0
Fire - Other 1$2,739$32,8680$0
Correction 2$9,917$59,5020$0
Streets and Highways 30$56,853$22,7410$0
Health 1$3,279$39,3480$0
Sewerage 7$16,109$27,6150$0
Parks and Recreation 14$31,840$27,2919$4,424
Water Supply 25$57,495$27,5980$0
Local Libraries 8$11,245$16,8687$5,267
Other and Unallocable 12$24,786$24,7865$2,847
Totals for Government 272$759,356$33,50121$12,538

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

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $10,000 ($0.60)
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $1,230,000 ($74.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $76,000 ($4.59)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($1.81)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,509,000 ($211.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,823,000 ($170.53)
    General - Other: $2,388,000 ($144.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,942,000 ($117.31)
    Regular Highways: $1,624,000 ($98.10)
    Water Utilities: $1,352,000 ($81.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,113,000 ($67.23)
    Sewerage: $879,000 ($53.10)
    Central Staff Services: $821,000 ($49.60)
    Electric Utilities: $607,000 ($36.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $490,000 ($29.60)
    Libraries: $191,000 ($11.54)
    Financial Administration: $185,000 ($11.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $145,000 ($8.76)
    Parking Facilities: $143,000 ($8.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $578,000 ($34.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $243,000 ($14.68)
    Police Protection: $93,000 ($5.62)
    Water Utilities: $84,000 ($5.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $83,000 ($5.01)
    Central Staff Services: $67,000 ($4.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($1.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,156,000 ($492.69)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,893,000 ($114.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,245,000 ($75.21)
    All Other: $98,000 ($5.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000 ($4.65)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,595,000 ($156.76)
    All Other: $80,000 ($4.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $160,000 ($9.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $350,000 ($21.14)
    General Revenue, NEC: $246,000 ($14.86)
    Special Assessments: $21,000 ($1.27)
    Rents: $11,000 ($0.66)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,452,000 ($148.12)
    Electric Utilities: $2,190,000 ($132.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $408,000 ($24.65)
    General Local Government Support: $111,000 ($6.71)
    Highways: $14,000 ($0.85)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,659,000 ($462.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,060,000 ($64.03)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $743,000 ($44.88)
    Property: $727,000 ($43.92)
    Other License: $139,000 ($8.40)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $42,000 ($2.54)
    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 ($801.86)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,785,000 ($772.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,872,000 ($173.49)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,383,000 ($143.95)

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 ($558.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $364,000 ($21.99)

6.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
St. Landry Parish:

0.05%
Louisiana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lafayette Parish, LA  1.49% ($36,342 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.87% ($23,739)
from Evangeline Parish, LA  0.46% ($27,379)


5.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lafayette Parish, LA  1.51% ($28,671 average AGI)
to Evangeline Parish, LA  0.39% ($21,558)
to Acadia Parish, LA  0.36% ($27,474)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 59
Total length: 322 meters (1,056ft)
Total costs: $5,092,000
Total average daily traffic: 586,960
Total average daily truck traffic: 130,846

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 24
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 22
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
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&T2Nike3
Ascend Collection1Payless1
Ashley Furniture1Pizza Hut2
AutoZone1Popeyes1
Blockbuster1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS2SONIC Drive-In1
Church's Chicken1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Subway3
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx2The Athlete's Foot1
GameStop1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS3
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
McDonald's1
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  • Raleigh J. Boudreaux (1)
  • Charles Lanusse (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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