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Time Zone: Acadia Parish lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Crowley is the Seat for Acadia Parish.

Acadia Parish was founded in 1886 and was created by taking area from Saint LandryParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Acadia had a population of 60,095 people. This is an increase of 2.1% since the last Census (which gave a population of 58,861 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Acadia represented 1.32% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 19th most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201061,773+4.95%+2.79% since 2009
200960,095+2.1%+0.27% since 2008
200859,936+1.83%+0.37% since 2007
200058,861The Last Census

More information can be found on the Acadia Parish Census Page for Acadia Parish.


Below are some of the communities located in Acadia Parish (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Acadia Parish):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Crowley   13,87814,2252.44% decrease  
Eunice   11,45111,4990.42% decrease  
Rayne   8,5828,5520.35% increase  
Church Point   4,6554,7562.12% decrease  
Duson   1,6861,6720.84% increase  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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