Opelousas, Louisiana

Opelousas: Parish seat of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States


Opelousas is a city located in the county of Saint Landry Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 16,634 and a population density of 2,098 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 15,562 inhabitants.

The city was created 303 years ago in 1719.

Opelousas locator map
Location of Opelousas on Louisiana map.

Quick Facts about Opelousas

Population : 15,562 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
County : Saint Landry Parish
Postal code : 70571
Phone Area Codes : 337
Area : 7.93 km2
Altitude : 69 feet / 21 meters
Capital city : Opelousas is capital of St. Landry Parish
Establishment : January 01, 1720 (303 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 20:37:11 (25th September 2023)
Density : 1,962 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.89% (2010-2020)
Weather : 88℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather
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Opelousas is located at 30°32'1"N 92°4'53"W (30.5335300, -92.0815100).

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Opelousas forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%. more


According to census records, the population of Opelousas decreased by 6.89% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,634 - census
2011 16,672 0.23% estimation process
2012 16,609 -0.38% estimation process
2013 16,537 -0.44% estimation process
2014 16,546 0.05% estimation process
2015 16,468 -0.47% estimation process
2016 16,420 -0.29% estimation process
2017 16,300 -0.74% estimation process
2018 16,093 -1.29% estimation process
2019 15,911 -1.14% estimation process
2020 15,562 -2.24% estimation process

Opelousas zip code is 70570. County name: St. Landry, County fips: 22097

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People born in Opelousas (41)

People born in Opelousas, including politician Andre B. Roman, physicist Harry Swinney, prelate of the Roman Catholic Church Charles Michael Jarrell, .


Schools in Opelousas

College & universities near Opelousas, LA

Code Name City ZIP
159601 Opelousas School of Cosmetology Opelousas (LA) 70570

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Opelousas, LA

Code Name Address Type
LFT Lafayette 133 East Grant St. RAIL
NIB New Iberia West Washington St. RAIL
BTR Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1253 Florida St. BUS
LCH Lake Charles 100 Ryan Street RAIL

Post offices near Opelousas

Post Office Name City ZIP
Opelousa Post Office Opelousas (LA) 70570

Other cities in Saint Landry Parish

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Saint Landry Parish , LA.

City Name Population Title
Eunice 9,655 City in Louisiana, United States
Sunset 2,962 Town in Louisiana, USA
Port Barre 2,093 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Krotz Springs 1,157 Town in Louisiana, United States of America
Leonville 1,093 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Arnaudville 1,041 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Melville 1,023 Town in St.
Washington 903 Town in St.
Grand Coteau 897 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Cankton 504 City in Louisiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Opelousas distances to largest Louisiana cities