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Rapides Parish
  • County in Louisiana

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

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Rapides Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 130,376. Rapides Parish is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. In Rapides Parish, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Rapides Parish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rapides Parish are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,200
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$825
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Rapides Parish Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    1,005.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    25.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    28.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    215.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,799.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    5,668.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    453.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  11%

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