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Overview

People

Total Population 16,638
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,035
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 28.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,417
% Above Poverty Level 58.1%
% Below Poverty Level 41.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $572
Median House Value $88,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 76.2%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 1.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Opelousas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Landry
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70570
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70571
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.533
Longitude -92.081

Opelousas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GRAND COTEAU
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
Station LAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches
Station JENNINGS
Distance 41.9 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 59 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Church Point 4,525 $25,508
Grand Coteau 889 $33,875
Leonville 845 $37,935
Port Barre 1,848 $30,318
Sunset 2,919 $56,786
Washington 725 $36,607

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Opelousas Public Libraries

Library
Opelousas-eunice Public Library
212 EAST GROLEE STREET
Opelousas, Louisiana
(318) 948-3693

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Opelousas Hospitals

DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF OPELOUSAS
(Proprietary)
3983 I 49 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD
(337) 948-2100
Emergency Service: Yes

OPELOUSAS GENERAL HEALTH SYSTEM
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
539 EAST PRUDHOMME STREET
(337) 948-3011
Emergency Service: Yes

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Opelousas High Schools

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OPELOUSAS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1014 JUDSON WALSH DRIVE
337-942-5634
Serves 1,197 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
3746 HIGHWAY 104
337-543-2255
Serves 498 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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