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 (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.