In 2020, Rapides Parish, LA had a population of 130k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $48,013. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rapides Parish, LA declined from 130,970 to 130,376, a −0.454% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,269 to $48,013, a 1.57% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rapides Parish, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), White (Hispanic) (2.05%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.22%).
None of the households in Rapides Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
98.7% of the residents in Rapides Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rapides Parish, LA are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) (1,673 degrees awarded in 2020), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (596 degrees), and Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (265 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Rapides Parish, LA was $147,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.2%.
Most people in Rapides Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Rapides Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.