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Opelousas, LA (Louisiana) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,491 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Opelousas:

$103,491
Louisiana:

$162,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,264 - $142,319

Opelousas,LA index of house prices

Total population: 16,617 (All urban)

Houses: 7,604 (6,042 occupied: 3,139 owner occupied, 2,778 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

47%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1,078 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $273,083.

Median contract rent in 2017: $204 (lower quartile is $146, upper quartile is $288)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $160


Median gross rent in Opelousas, LA in 2017: $292

Housing units in Opelousas with a mortgage: 1,284 (35 second mortgage, 63 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,781

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $52,532

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $23,684

Median monthly housing costs: $504


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Opelousas, Louisiana Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1968

Median year apartment built: 1969

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,463
  • In family households: 12,641 (1,087 male householders, 2,427 female householders)
    1,484 spouses, 5,918 children (5,811 natural, 55 adopted, 53 stepchildren), 372 grandchildren, 328 brothers or sisters, 350 parents, 545 other relatives, 277 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,274 (1,137 male householders (955 living alone)), 1,462 female householders (1,409 living alone)), 627 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 645

Size of family households: 1,420 2-persons, 950 3-persons, 457 4-persons, 366 5-persons, 98 6-persons, 227 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,364 1-person, 125 2-persons, 98 4-persons, 16 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

1,515 married couples with children.
2,144 single-parent households (338 men, 1,806 women).

95.4% of residents of Opelousas speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 83 (0.5%)
(108.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.2
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • 13no bedroom
  • 771 bedroom
  • 8692 bedrooms
  • 1,6743 bedrooms
  • 4564 bedrooms
  • 825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • 50no bedroom
  • 4711 bedroom
  • 1,2122 bedrooms
  • 8473 bedrooms
  • 1254 bedrooms
  • 485+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Opelousas in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Opelousas in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 337no vehicle
  • 1,2851 vehicle
  • 9832 vehicles
  • 3353 vehicles
  • 1164 vehicles
  • 825+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Opelousas in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Opelousas in renter-occupied apartments
  • 828no vehicle
  • 1,5761 vehicle
  • 2502 vehicles
  • 793 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • 01 room
  • 352 rooms
  • 1453 rooms
  • 4284 rooms
  • 1,2295 rooms
  • 6226 rooms
  • 3787 rooms
  • 1638 rooms
  • 1659+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • 451 room
  • 612 rooms
  • 3653 rooms
  • 1,1284 rooms
  • 7105 rooms
  • 3926 rooms
  • 617 rooms
  • 258 rooms
  • 69+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Opelousas, LA
  • Opelousas, LA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Opelousas, LA in 2017
  • 1,201Less than $10,000
  • 1,355$10,000 to $19,999
  • 765$20,000 to $29,999
  • 920$30,000 to $39,999
  • 344$40,000 to $49,999
  • 329$50,000 to $59,999
  • 288$60,000 to $74,999
  • 178$75,000 to $99,999
  • 157$100,000 to $124,999
  • 179$125,000 to $149,999
  • 42$150,000 to $199,999
  • 83$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Opelousas, LA

  • Distribution of house value in Opelousas, LA in 2017
  • 160Less than $10,000
  • 60$10,000 to $14,999
  • 23$15,000 to $19,999
  • 18$20,000 to $24,999
  • 53$25,000 to $29,999
  • 23$30,000 to $34,999
  • 192$35,000 to $39,999
  • 74$40,000 to $49,999
  • 216$50,000 to $59,999
  • 66$60,000 to $69,999
  • 198$70,000 to $79,999
  • 193$80,000 to $89,999
  • 286$90,000 to $99,999
  • 437$100,000 to $124,999
  • 465$125,000 to $149,999
  • 353$150,000 to $174,999
  • 64$175,000 to $199,999
  • 114$200,000 to $249,999
  • 62$250,000 to $299,999
  • 36$300,000 to $399,999
  • 20$400,000 to $499,999
  • 38$750,000 to $999,999
  • 10$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 68$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Opelousas, LA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Opelousas, LA in 2017
  • 222Less than $100
  • 266$100 to $149
  • 106$150 to $199
  • 249$200 to $249
  • 121$250 to $299
  • 241$300 to $349
  • 150$350 to $399
  • 171$400 to $449
  • 200$450 to $499
  • 198$500 to $549
  • 112$550 to $599
  • 197$600 to $649
  • 71$650 to $699
  • 81$700 to $749
  • 58$800 to $899
  • 39$900 to $999
  • 22$1,000 to $1,249
  • 12$2,500 to $2,999
  • 362No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 81.1%
Number of people working at home: 213 (4.3% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 219
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,235
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,136
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 312
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 311
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 197
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 607
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 97
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 109
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 127
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 197
  • 90 or more minutes: 65
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Opelousas

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,852 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,109 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Taxi: 141 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 151 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 213 (2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 0.4%Males
  • 11.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.8%Males
  • 7.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 37.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.9%Males
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 461990 to 1999
  • 91980 to 1989
  • 171970 to 1979
  • 21Before 1970
Ancestries in Opelousas, LA

First ancestries reported:

  • French Canadian: 767 (5.5%)
  • French: 304 (2.2%)
  • American: 244 (1.7%)
  • Italian: 146 (1.0%)
  • English: 131 (0.9%)
  • Irish: 75 (0.5%)
  • Cajun: 57 (0.4%)
  • German: 52 (0.4%)
  • African: 52 (0.4%)
  • Scottish: 17 (0.1%)
  • Norwegian: 13 (0.09%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 7 (0.05%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

India
Opelousas:

31.6% (25)
Louisiana:

4.0% (7,837)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Opelousas:

30.4% (24)
Louisiana:

0.8% (1,599)

Korea
Opelousas:

12.7% (10)
Louisiana:

1.4% (2,795)

Germany
Opelousas:

10.1% (8)
Louisiana:

1.9% (3,600)

Philippines
Opelousas:

8.9% (7)
Louisiana:

3.0% (5,800)

Vietnam
Opelousas:

5.1% (4)
Louisiana:

10.3% (19,954)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,709
  • Other state: 571
  • Northeast: 55
  • Midwest: 81
  • South: 357
  • West: 35

84.5% of Opelousas residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43.7% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65.3% lived in Louisiana.


Opelousas:

84.5%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 134
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 131
  • 5th and 6th grade: 102
  • 7th and 8th grade: 351
  • 9th grade: 249
  • 10th grade: 105
  • 11th grade: 268
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 66
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,755
  • Less than 1 year of college: 166
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 449
  • Associate degree: 190
  • Bachelor's degree: 233
  • Master's degree: 129
  • Professional school degree: 59
  • Doctorate degree: 122
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 116
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 48
  • 5th and 6th grade: 70
  • 7th and 8th grade: 263
  • 9th grade: 106
  • 10th grade: 267
  • 11th grade: 307
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 41
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,000
  • Less than 1 year of college: 80
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 926
  • Associate degree: 417
  • Bachelor's degree: 714
  • Master's degree: 215
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Females
Opelousas marital status for males
Opelousas marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,767
  • One, attached: 25
  • Two: 576
  • 3 or 4: 206
  • 5 to 9: 105
  • 10 to 19: 85
  • 20 to 49: 60
  • 50 or more: 123
  • Mobile homes: 722

Median worth of mobile homes: $45,689

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 3.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 6.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Opelousas
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Opelousas, LA
  • 66.2%Utility gas
  • 32.8%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Opelousas, LA
  • 51.9%Utility gas
  • 47.5%Electricity
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 360
Here:

13.0%
Louisiana:

18.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 92
Here:

12.5%
Louisiana:

18.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 176
Here:

37.6%
Louisiana:

17.5%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability