In 2019, Rapides Parish, LA had a population of 131k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $47,269. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Rapides Parish, LA declined from 131,546 to 130,970, a −0.438% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,852 to $47,269, a 5.39% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rapides Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.25%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%). 0% of the households in Rapides Parish, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.6% of the residents in Rapides Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rapides Parish, LA are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (1,975 degrees awarded in 2019), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (540 degrees), and Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (264 degrees).
In 2019, the median property value in Rapides Parish, LA was $143,100, and the homeownership rate was 61.7%. Most people in Rapides Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Rapides Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.