In 2017, Rapides Parish, LA had a population of 132k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $42,655. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rapides Parish, LA declined from 132,373 to 132,080, a -0.221% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,132 to $42,655, a 1.24% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rapides Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.38%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%). N/A% of the people in Rapides Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rapides Parish, LA are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (1,789 degrees awarded in 2017), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (423 degrees), and Louisiana College (223 degrees).
The median property value in Rapides Parish, LA is $133,800, and the homeownership rate is 61.3%. Most people in Rapides Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Rapides Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.