Rapides Parish, LA Demographics

The total population of Rapides Parish is estimated to be 129,536 with 62,847 males (48.52%) and 66,689 females (51.48%). There are 3,842 more females than males in Rapides Parish.
The median household income in Rapides Parish was $53,655 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 750(1.38%) from $54,405 in 2020. This income is 71.92% 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, Rapides Parish sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $72,698. Overall, the median household income for the county of Rapides Parish stands at $58,161.
In Rapides Parish, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $40,942 for males and $24,021 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $58,715 for males and $41,857 for females.
In Rapides Parish, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $84,740, while Two or More Races households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $22,288.
In 2022, the population of Rapides Parish was 127,189, a 1.21% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Rapides Parish's population was 128,748, a decline of 0.70% compared to a population of 129,657 in 2020.
The median age in Rapides Parish, LA is 37.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.62% were under the age of 15, 19.40% aged 15 to 29, 43.96% aged 30 to 64, 14.16% aged 65 to 84, and 1.87% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Rapides Parish population: 62.25% are White, 31.19% are Black or African American, 0.75% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.26% are Asian, 0.01% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.06% are some other race and 3.48% are multiracial.