Ouachita Parish, LA Demographics

The total population of Ouachita Parish is estimated to be 159,585 with 77,016 males (48.26%) and 82,569 females (51.74%). There are 5,553 more females than males in Ouachita Parish.
The median household income in Ouachita Parish was $49,745 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 1,172(2.30%) from $50,917 in 2020. This income is 66.68% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Ouachita Parish sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $47,273. Overall, the median household income for the county of Ouachita Parish stands at $45,840.
In Ouachita Parish, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $34,296 for males and $21,850 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $54,586 for males and $38,609 for females.
In Ouachita Parish, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $91,500, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $30,117.
In 2022, the population of Ouachita Parish was 157,702, a 0.77% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Ouachita Parish's population was 158,919, a decline of 0.74% compared to a population of 160,096 in 2020.
The median age in Ouachita Parish, LA is 36.4, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.63% were under the age of 15, 20.96% aged 15 to 29, 43.52% aged 30 to 64, 13.17% aged 65 to 84, and 1.72% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Ouachita Parish population: 58.05% are White, 37.55% are Black or African American, 0.15% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.09% are Asian, 0.01% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.03% are some other race and 2.10% are multiracial.