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Opelousas is in Saint Landry Parish.
It is the parish seat.
The community was named for Indian tribe
The latitude of Opelousas is 30.533N. The longitude is -92.081W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,753.
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2% of Opelousas residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Opelousas ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Opelousas was $9,957, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Opelousas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Opelousas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $204. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $619.
Libraries in Opelousas include Opelousas-Eunice Libraries ... View libraries
Newspapers in Opelousas include Opelousas Daily World
Saint Landry Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Opelousas political report.
The average commute time for Opelousas workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Opelousas between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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