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

The community of Oberlin is the Seat for Allen Parish.

Allen Parish was founded in 1912 and was created by taking area from CalcasieuParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Allen had a population of 25,636 people. This is an increase of 0.77% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,440 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Allen represented 0.57% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 38th 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
201025,764+1.27%+0.5% since 2009
200925,636+0.77%-0.38% since 2008
200825,735+1.16%-0.43% since 2007
200025,440The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Oakdale   8,1038,1370.42% decrease  
Kinder   2,3982,14811.64% increase  
Oberlin   1,9151,8533.35% increase  
Elizabeth   5795740.87% increase  
Reeves   2132091.91% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<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.

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