Opelousas, Louisiana, in St Landry county, is 21 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 126 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is located in the Lafayette metropolitan area. Opelousas has a population of 22,860.
The People and Families of Opelousas
In Opelousas, about 37% of adults are married. Be careful driving in Opelousas, since the city is home to many young children. Looking at the city, you'll find a large share of the people are not married.
In the most recent census it emerged that people are more likely female than male in Opelousas, in comparison to similar cities.
Wealth and Education
In 2000, Opelousas had a median family income of $19,966.
Residents of Opelousas gave more campaign money ($8,500) to John Kerry than to the other people running for President in 2004. Residents gave more to the Democratic party than any of the others.
Owners occupy 54% of the housing units in Opelousas. One of the strengths of the city is the availability of reasonably priced apartment rentals. Who wouldn't appreciate the low real estate taxes that are typical in Opelousas?
In Opelousas, 89% of commuters drive to work. The city is more walker- and bicycle-friendly than most places its size.