Opelousas

This town’s history and commerce are tied to the Atchafalaya River. Historically, the town made its fortune in river commerce and then as a crossing point for the railroad. This history has been lovingly preserved and remnants and photos of those early days can be found at the town’s grocery and hardware store, Cannatella's. This store has been in business for over 100 years serving authentic Italian sausage and muffulettas, a famous Louisiana deli sandwich made with Sicilian sesame bread, an olive tapenade, and cured Italian meats.

Biker enthusiasts and fans of the film Easy Rider can get to Melville by way of scenic Highway 105, where the memorable last scene of the film took place.

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Melville

Population

Total Population

760

Population
Growth Rate

-0.61%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

54.000

Housing & Income

Households

335

Total Housing Units

437


Owner Occupied

205

Renter Occupied

130

Vacant

102

Median Home Value

$88,559


Average Home Value

$127,561

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.91%

Income Projection

Median Household

$29,381 $35,000


Average Household

$35,117 $40,619


Per Capita

$15,314 $17,673

Workforce

Total Businesses

34

Total Employed

338

Workers 16+

196

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

189

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

61

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

3

Employed

28

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

28

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

19

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

15

Some
High School

150

Graduated
High School

233

Associates
Degree

0

Bachelor's
Degree

44

Graduate
Degree

0

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

119

Non-Resident Commuters

77

Drive Alone

176

Carpooled

4

Public

9

Work At Home

7


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