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 population of Rapides Parish, LA is 61.4% White Alone, 31.9% Black or African American Alone, and 3% Hispanic or Latino. 5.79% 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 (1,118 degrees awarded in 2016), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (312 degrees), and Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (242 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.