Opelousas Information

Opelousas Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Opelousas, LA

General Opelousas Information

State: Louisiana

County: St Landry Parish

Close cities: Washington, LA, Ville Platte, LA, Cankton, LA, Leonville, LA, Port Barre, LA, Lawtell, LA, Church Point, LA, Sunset, LA, Grand Coteau, LA

Opelousas Population (census data)
Total 23,058 (+0.8% since 2000)
Male 10,526 (45.7%)
Female 12,532 (54.3%)

Population Density: 3,268 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 86.5 (US Avg is 100)

Opelousas Elevation: 70 feet above sea level

Land Area: 7.06 square miles

Median Household Income: $16,919

Zip Codes: 70571, and 70570.

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Opelousas Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • Black (69.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (29.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Ancestry Information:
  • French (8.5%)
  • United States (6.1%)
  • French Canadian (3.3%)
  • German (2.1%)
  • Subsaharan African (2.0%)
  • English (1.8%)

Local Opelousas Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers
NFL Football: Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints
NBA Basketball: Houston Rockets,
NHL Hockey: Dallas Stars
NCAA Sports: University of Louisiana,

Opelousas School Information

High Schools
Northwest High School (3746 Highway 104, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
Opelousas Junior High School (730 South Market Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
Opelousas Senior High School (1014 Judson Walsh Drive, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
Elementary Schools
Creswell Elementary School (1218 East Leo Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
Grolee Elementary School (1540 West Grolee Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
North Elementary School (308 West Martin Luther King Drive, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
Northeast Elementary School (1125 Mamie Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
Park Vista Elementary School (1000 Abdalla Boulevard, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
Plaisance Elementary School (3264 Highway 167, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
South Street Elementary School (409 East South Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
Southwest Elementary School (1203 Burr Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
Other/Private Schools
Magnet Academy For Cultural Arts (1100 East Leo Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)
St. Landry Accelerated Transition School (1100 East Leo Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 - Saint Landry Parish School Board District)

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