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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
St. Landry Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 83,699. Living in St. Landry Parish offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in St. Landry Parish and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$604
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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St. Landry Parish Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,015
    283
  • Murder
    18
    6
  • Rape
    36
    41
  • Robbery
    182
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,192
    500
  • Theft
    4,655
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    236
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,424
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

St. Landry Parish Reviews

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Popular stores in Opelousas, Louisiana are Walmart, Stage, and Walgreens. There are also some popular fast food joints, such as Taco Bell, Raising Cane's, McDonald's, and Pizza Hut. Opelousas has a diverse selection of businesses. There are computer tech businesses, restaurants, hair salons, shoe stores, hardware shops, automotive repair shops, auto dealerships, etc. Soileau's Restaurant, Poppa's Crawfish House, Pizza Shack, W.D's Grocery, and Benny's Supermarket are all in competition with big chain corporations like Walmart and chain restaurants like Wendy's and La Hacienda. I manage to get everything I need in Opelousas. I can buy all my groceries, clothes, personal needs, and just for fun items here.
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Transportation is not the best in Opelousas, Louisiana. Citizens are able to walk to different businesses in some parts of the city but the city is mostly designed for the use of some type of vehicle. Not many people ride bicycles in Opelousas. They are few to no bicycle lanes. Parking is fairly accessible except when sales hit the stores or a major event takes place inside city limits. There aren't but a few buses in Opelousas. Creswell Lane is the busiest road in Opelousas; the road contains food chains and shops.
Where I live it's not as much of an issue, but some parts of the city crime and safety are a real issue. The police are very visible around the city and seem to respond appropriately. However, I do think there still needs to be some crime reduction.