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Rapides County, Louisiana Facts

Facts
State Louisiana
Land area 1,318.0 square miles
Population Density 99.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 132,723
Population change 0.8%
Under 5 years of age 6.9%
Under 18 25.5%
65 and over 14.5%
Females 51.7%
White 64.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.8
Asian 1.4%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 32%
Native American 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.3%
Veterans 10,775
Households and Housing
Households 47,606
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.4%
Median household income $40,930
The per capita income $22,126
Live below the poverty line. 19.9%
housing units 56,553
Multi-unit structures 15%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $120,400
Residents owning their homes. 66%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 9,586
Women-owned firms 27.8%
Asian-owned firms 1.8%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.1%
Black-owned firms 10.8%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,910,244
Retail sales per capita $14,369
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0