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Opelousas city, Louisiana

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Opelousas city, Louisiana
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 15,911
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 15,911
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 16,758
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -5.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 16,634
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
26.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
Female persons, percent
54.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
21.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
76.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
0.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
20.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 582
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 0.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 51.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $94,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $958
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $275
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $588
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 6,154
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 4.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 63.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 51.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 71.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 13.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 44.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 44.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 45,111
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 306,736
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 519,268
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $31,368
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 18.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,522
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $15,946
Persons in poverty, percent
45.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 1,670
Men-owned firms, 2012 666
Women-owned firms, 2012 582
Minority-owned firms, 2012 619
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 938
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 150
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,403
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,104.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 7.91
FIPS Code 2258045
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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