Melville

Leonville, a town settled by free people of color living on the beautiful Bayou Teche, was named after the Catholic priest who built the settlement's first church in 1898. The city remains a destination for the devout; the grotto at St. Leo's Catholic Church in the center of town is a local visitor attraction. Leonville is located on the outskirts of Opelousas, which means that its Cajun roots run deep.

This is an outdoors enthusiast’s paradise. The 50-mile Opelousas Loop of the Louisiana bike trail network runs through Leonville, as does the kayaker- and canoeist-friendly 135-mile-long Bayou Teche National Water Trail.

Learn more about Leonville, LA here.

Leonville

Population

Total Population

1,014

Population
Growth Rate

-0.59%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

50.200

Housing & Income

Households

372

Total Housing Units

446


Owner Occupied

301

Renter Occupied

71

Vacant

74

Median Home Value

$84,200


Average Home Value

$115,532

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.49%


Per Capita Income

1.85%

Income Projection

Median Household

$38,748 $41,824


Average Household

$45,944 $50,181


Per Capita

$16,850 $18,464

Workforce

Total Businesses

29

Total Employed

212

Workers 16+

388

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

92

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

40

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

33

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

3

Employed

33

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

12

2021 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

12

Some
High School

137

Graduated
High School

375

Associates
Degree

13

Bachelor's
Degree

24

Graduate
Degree

21

Average Commute Time

31 min.



Resident Commuters

234

Non-Resident Commuters

143

Drive Alone

312

Carpooled

54

Public

0

Work At Home

13


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