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Population (year 2000): 22,860. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,897 (+0.2% change)
Males: 10,436 (45.7%), Females: 12,424 (54.3%)

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Median resident age: 33.8 years
Median household income: $14,717 (year 2000)
Median house value: $54,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Opelousas:

  • Black (69.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (29.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: French (8.5%), United States (6.1%), French Canadian (3.3%), German (2.1%), Subsaharan African (2.0%), English (1.8%).

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Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 7.1 square miles

Opelousas,

For population 25 years and over in Opelousas

  • High school or higher: 57.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 16.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Opelousas city

  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +4,205 (+22.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: LA Lafayette, (22.1 miles pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (65.1 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (232.7 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA Washington, (6.2 miles Coteau, LA (8.0 miles Grand LA Leonville, (8.1 miles LA (8.4 miles Sunset, Barre, LA (8.9 miles Port Point, LA (12.5 miles Church LA (12.5 miles Cankton, LA (13.6 miles Arnaudville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 20 buildings, average cost: $44,000
  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $92,200

Latitude: 30.53 N, Longitude: 92.08 W

Area code: 337


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.0%), Retail trade (13.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,685 (+16.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,321 (54.9%)

Average climate in Opelousas, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Opelousas,

Opelousas-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/15/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Opelousas city center killed one person and injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1957, a category 3 tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Daniel Baldridge - College football player (Marshall Thundering Herd), Dustin Miller - College football player (La Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns), Keenan Jones - College basketball player (Northwestern St. Demons), Mildon Ambres - College basketball player (Southern Miss Golden Eagles).


Main business address for: AMERICAN BANCORP INC/LA (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Opelousas:
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF OPELOUSAS (3983 I 49 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD)
  • OPELOUSAS GENERAL HOSPITAL (539 EAST PRUDHOMME STREET)
  • ST LANDRY EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL (539 E PRUDHOMME LANE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Opelousas:
  • LAFAYETTE REGIONAL (about 24 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; ID: LFT)
  • ACADIANA REGIONAL (about 37 miles; NEW IBERIA, LA; ID: ARA)
  • ALEXANDRIA INTL (about 63 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA; ID: AEX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Opelousas:
  • ST LANDRY PARISH-AHART FIELD (about 2 miles; OPELOUSAS, LA; ID: OPL)
  • KIBS AIR PARK (about 12 miles; BRISTOL, LA; ID: L89)
  • BORDELON AIRPARK (about 22 miles; BREAUX BRIDGE, LA; ID: L28)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 12 $23,969 $23,969 2 $1,884
Financial Administration 20 $39,312 $23,587 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $17,874 $23,832 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 17 $22,410 $15,818 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 59 $193,360 $39,327 0 $0
Police - Other 19 $31,636 $19,980 0 $0
Firefighters 44 $108,457 $29,579 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $6,522 $39,132 0 $0
Streets and Highways 38 $60,019 $18,953 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $15,715 $26,940 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 18 $31,815 $21,210 4 $3,813
Water Supply 25 $43,941 $21,091 0 $0
Totals for Government 270 $595,030 $26,445 6 $5,697


Colleges/Universities in Opelousas:
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-T H HARRIS CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 585; Location: 332 E SOUTH ST; Public; Website: www.thharris.org)
  • OPELOUSAS SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY INC (FT enrollment: 51; Location: 529 E VINE ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Opelousas:
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 24 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,673)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A & M COLLEGE (about 62 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 8,399)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & AG & MECH & HEBERT LAWS CTR (about 63 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 28,696)
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; FT enrollment: 6,460)
  • NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 101 miles; THIBODAUX, LA; FT enrollment: 6,244)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 109 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; FT enrollment: 7,710)
  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY (about 111 miles; HAMMOND, LA; FT enrollment: 12,549)
Public high schools in Opelousas:
  • OPELOUSAS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,197; Location: 1014 JUDSON WALSH DRIVE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 3746 HIGHWAY 104; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Opelousas:
  • WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 1,008; Location: 186 WESTMINSTER DRIVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 757; Location: 415 EAST PRUDOHMME LANE; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Opelousas:
  • PARK VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 685; Location: 1000 ABDALLA BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GROLEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 1540 WEST GROLEE STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • OPELOUSAS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 575; Location: 730 SOUTH MARKET STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SOUTH STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 409 EAST SOUTH STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NORTHEAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 1125 MAMIE STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 419; Location: 308 WEST MARTIN LUTHER KING DR; Grades: PK - 06)
  • SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 387; Location: 1203 BURR STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • PLAISANCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 332; Location: 3264 HIGHWAY 167; Grades: PK - 08)
  • EAST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 1100 EAST LEO STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CRESWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: 1218 EAST LEO STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
Library in Opelousas:
  • OPELOUSAS-EUNICE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $354,706; Location: 212 EAST GROLEE STREET; 82,152 books; 669 audio materials; 407 video materials; 140 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Opelousas: Opelousas Industrial Park (A), Lawyers Row (B), Jim Bowie Museum (C), Saint Landry Parish Courthouse (D), Firemens Museum (E), Opelousas City Hall (F), Opelousas Public Library (G), Opelousas Town Market (H).

Shopping Centers: Saint Landry Plaza Shopping Center (1), Vista Village Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Opelousas include: Holy Ghost Catholic Church (A), Saint Landry Catholic Church (B), Opelousas Pentecostal Church (C), Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church (D), Louisiana Memorial United Methodist Church (E).

Cemetery: Saint Landry Cemetery (1).

Parks in Opelousas include: North Park (1), Opelousas Historic District (2), South Park (3).

Post office: (A).  


Opelousas compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Opelousas:
  • KSLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: KSLO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEK (1190 AM; daytime; 0 kW; WASHINGTON, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJCB (770 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: R & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPEL (1420 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Opelousas:
  • KRXE (105.9 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEK-FM (104.7 FM; WASHINGTON, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVS (88.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE)
  • KOGM (107.1 FM; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: K.S.L.O. BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSJY (90.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRRQ (95.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KQIS (102.1 FM; BASILE, LA; Owner: THIRD PARTNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBON (101.1 FM; MAMOU, LA; Owner: ROSE ANN MARX)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KFTE (96.5 FM; BREAUX BRIDGE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • K220EV (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBEB-FM (106.7 FM; RAYNE, LA; Owner: BROADCAST PARTNERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Opelousas:
  • KDCG-LP (Channel 22; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: ACADIANA CABLE ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K50FI (Channel 50; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • K69HD (Channel 69; CHURCH POINT, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • K58GA (Channel 46; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • KLFT-LP (Channel 21; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)
  • KAGN-LP (Channel 65; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

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