Livability Awards

A+ Opelousas Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Opelousas Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Louisiana
Opelousas
8317% less expensive than the US average
Louisiana
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Opelousas cost of living
F Opelousas Crime Total crime is 146% higher than Louisiana
Total crime
9,396264% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11264% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Opelousas crime
F Opelousas Employment Household income is 57% lower than Louisiana
Median household income
$19,81064% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$15,48948% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%17% lower than the US average
Opelousas employment
F Opelousas Housing Home value is 37% lower than Louisiana
Median home value
$92,70050% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$57639% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%19% lower than the US average
Opelousas real estate or Opelousas rentals
D Opelousas Schools HS graduation rate is 15% lower than Louisiana
High school grad. rates
67%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
50%3% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Opelousas K-12 schools or Opelousas colleges

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      Small Cajun Style in Opelousas

      Attractions6/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife4/10
      Dining4/10
      Shopping7/10
      Opelousas has a community feel and people are relatively friendly. It is a perfect place to raise a family. It's a town that values families and education. We have a few organizations that tutor children for free including Hope For Opelousas. We also have different recreational activities that keep the kids busy particularly sports and other school activities. The schools are decent but could be better academically.

      We don't have any type of nightlife, but we do have several restaurants including Cajun and American style restaurants. One of my favorite spots is Crawfish House and Grill on Union Street. They have more than just crawfish including other delicious Cajun flavored seafood. If you love fried chicken, I recommend Mama's Fried Chicken. The chicken is very crispy and not that greasy.

      The best part about Opelousas is the homes. It is very easy to buy a home here as the prices are very low. I love the variety of homes in the area as well from old to new.
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      Source: The Opelousas, LA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).