Opelousas, LA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 9,891 housing units in Opelousas. This represents a 37.9% growth from 7,173 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 9,842 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 49 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Opelousas is about 53.7%. Opelousas's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 11%. Average household size is 2.52 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Opelousas were built after 1966.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.20%
One Bedroom14.30%
Two Bedrooms34.40%
Three Bedrooms41.90%
Four Bedrooms7.10%
Five Bedrooms or more1%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.49
Median year structure was built1964
Median Value of occupied units$54,200
Median Price asked for vacant units$38,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.57
Median year structure was built1970
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$268

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage4.30%
Home Equity Loan1.70%
Simple Mortgage31.90%
Debt Free61.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs15.7%