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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Ouachita Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 156,433. In Ouachita Parish, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Ouachita Parish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ouachita Parish are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$730
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,450.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    364.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,772
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,021.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    406.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
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
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Ouachita Parish

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,081
National
$55,322

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 live in Ouachita Parish! My kids attend Ouachita Jr High & Ouachita Parish High School! I believe the safety/ crime should be changed.. Most neighborhoods need to try cleaning up! Some houses that are sold to be rented aren’t in nice condition!