Opelousas employment information

IndexOpelousasLouisianaNational
Income per capita$13,948$24,775$28,555
Median household income$21,373$44,991$53,482
Median income owner occupied$38,668$57,681$68,142
Median income renter occupied$13,490$26,583$33,219
Median earnings male$31,451$37,322$36,116
Median earnings female$17,461$22,260$25,692
Unemployment rate5.0%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level41.0%19.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Opelousas is 51% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Opelousas is 60% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Opelousas is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Opelousas is 163% higher than the national average.

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Opelousas median earnings by income bracket

Opelousas employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.6%0.2%
Manufacturing sector7.2%1.9%
Financial & insurance services1.4%3.5%
Wholesale & retail services23.5%17.7%
Public administration6.8%4.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%1.0%
Education, health & social services12.2%46.6%
Other33.3%24.4%

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Lawtell, LA1,306$50,4466%
Cankton, LA713$46,91412%
Branch, LA123$44,50017%
Carencro, LA8,084$39,98425%
Opelousas, LA16,668$21,37360%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Centralia, WA16,664$37,23030%
Highland Springs, VA16,673$40,04525%
Fairhope, AL16,661$58,76710%
Suwanee, GA16,648$83,78057%
Defiance, OH16,646$43,94718%
Opelousas, LA16,668$21,37360%
Source: The Opelousas, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.