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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    D+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$697
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Ouachita Parish Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,988
    283
  • Murder
    22
    6
  • Rape
    93
    41
  • Robbery
    423
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,982
    500
  • Theft
    6,576
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    441
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,974
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Ouachita Parish Reviews

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Ouachita Parish houses a mall, several great places to eat, a state college, several Walmarts, and many highly rated for children to go to school. However, I rated this parish as average because many places do not seem safe to be in as a young female after dark. Overall, Ouachita parish is a nice parish, just make sure and research the areas you plan on visiting beforehand!
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I live in West Monroe, Louisiana in Ouachita Parish. My hometown is close knit, clean and has a wonderful community vibe. Friday night football at our local high school is the BEST! There are plenty of activities and churches; not to mention, we are the home of Duck Dynasty! Come see our town!
I grew up in Ouachita schools, so this area means a lot to me. There were great people here- a few sour ones too but you take the good with the bad. Food was edible, the cops were there to help you; it was an overall simple yet homey place to be. The only thing I would change is the quality of the school system, at least in terms of their cafeteria food.