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opelousas prospectusOpelousas is a popular destination spot. This charming Southern town has 19th-century brick sidewalks lining its historic district and is Louisiana's third-oldest city. Opelousas is part of the state's Main Street Program with its downtown cluster of antique shops, boutiques and restaurants serving Cajun cuisine. Visitors can see antebellum, Victorian and early 20th-century buildings on a walk through town, including the "Hidden Capital of Louisiana," which served as the governor's mansion during the Civil War. A trip to the historic Le Vieux Village, with its 19th-century cottages, Orphan Train exhibit and Jim Bowie display about the famous one-time Opelousas resident, adds historical context to the Cajun and Creole folkways still in such vibrant evidence around the city today, while the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino is among the city's newest attractions. With a deep Zydeco music tradition, this is also an excellent place to go dancing at a local club or festival. In fact, Opelousas is known as the “Zydeco Music Capital of the World” and home to the Zydeco Music Exhibit. An excellent time to visit is the Saturday before Labor Day when the town hosts the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival.

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Opelousas

Population

Total Population

15,585

Population
Growth Rate

-0.58%

Median Age

35

Diversity Index

41.500

Housing & Income

Households

6,014

Total Housing Units

7,149


Owner Occupied

2,790

Renter Occupied

3,224

Vacant

1,135

Median Home Value

$92,257


Average Home Value

$147,922

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.55%


Per Capita Income

1.54%

Income Projection

Median Household

$23,829 $25,450


Average Household

$39,289 $42,354


Per Capita

$15,391 $16,616

Workforce

Total Businesses

956

Total Employed

10,784

Workers 16+

4,931

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

133

Employed

3,306

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

183

Employed

2,155

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

23

Employed

895

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

58

Employed

770

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

57

Employed

720

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

142

Employed

704

Some
High School

1,616

Graduated
High School

3,313

Associates
Degree

489

Bachelor's
Degree

927

Graduate
Degree

454

Average Commute Time

21 min.



Resident Commuters

3,653

Non-Resident Commuters

1,231

Drive Alone

3,977

Carpooled

610

Public

10

Work At Home

156


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