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Overview

Demographics

People

Total Population16,605
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+4,947
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married29.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.7%
Median Earnings25+$22,100
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,009
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,860

Wealth

Median Family Income$25,894
% Above Poverty Level57%
% Below Poverty Level43%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38%
Median Gross Rent$576
Median House Value$92,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)74.8%
Canadian5.3%
French Except Basque4.7%
English2.4%
Irish1.6%
Italian1.4%
German1.2%
Scottish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.3%
Swiss0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Opelousas Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Landry Parish
Standard Zip Codes70570
P.O. Box Zip Codes70571
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.52
Approximate Longitude-92.08

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)

StationGRAND COTEAU
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp56 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 82 F
Annual Precip63.2 inches
StationLAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip62.1 inches
StationJENNINGS
Distance41.9 miles
Jan Temp41 to 59 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Church Point4,525$32,969
Grand Coteau1,002$33,977
Leonville880$30,833
Port Barre2,030$26,635
Sunset2,931$51,150
Washington792$42,500

Opelousas Public Libraries

Opelousas-eunice Public
212 EAST GROLEE STREET
Opelousas, Louisiana
(337) 948-3693

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Opelousas Hospitals

St. Landry Extended Care Hospital
3983 I-49 S. Service Rd., 2nd Floor
(337) 948-5184
Opelousas General Health System
(Government - District/authority)
539 E Prudhomme St
(337) 948-3011
Opelousas General Health System South Campus
(Government - District/authority)
539 E Prudhomme Ln
(337) 948-3011
Oceans Behavioral Hospital Of Opelousas
(Proprietary)
1310 Heather Dr
(337) 948-8820

Opelousas Public Schools

Grolee Elementary School
1540 West Grolee Street
ZIP: 70570
(337) 942-3130
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Js Clark Leadership Academy
1517 Statesman Road
ZIP: 70570
(337) 212-3549
Middle
Total Enrollment 220
Magnet Academy For Cultural Arts
1100 E Leo Street
ZIP: 70570
(337) 942-6195
High
Total Enrollment 276
North Elementary School
308 West Martin Luther King Dr
ZIP: 70570
(337) 942-2629
Primary
Total Enrollment 223
Northeast Elementary School
1125 E Mamie Street
ZIP: 70570
(337) 942-5390
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Northwest High School
3746 Hwy. 104
ZIP: 70570
(337) 543-2255
High
Total Enrollment 575
Opelousas Junior High School
730 South Market Street
ZIP: 70570
(337) 942-4957
Middle
Total Enrollment 398
Opelousas Senior High School
1014 Judson Walsh Drive
ZIP: 70570
(337) 942-5634
High
Total Enrollment 808
Park Vista Elementary School
1000 Abdalla Blvd.
ZIP: 70570
(337) 942-7456
Primary
Total Enrollment 898
Plaisance Elementary School
3264 Hwy. 167
ZIP: 70570
(337) 826-3335
Middle
Total Enrollment 290
Southwest Elementary School
1203 Burr Street
ZIP: 70570
(337) 942-9892
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
South Street Elementary School
409 East South Street
ZIP: 70571
(337) 942-8127
Primary
Total Enrollment 394

Opelousas Private Schools

Opelousas Catholic School
428 E Prudhomme St
ZIP: 70570
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 696
Westminster Christian Academy
186 Westminster Dr
ZIP: 70570
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 626
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