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The 2000 Census showed that Ascension Parish had a population of 76,627 people. This represented 1.71% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 16th most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Ascension had a population of 104,822 people. This is an increase of 36.8% since the 2000 Census.

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
2010107,215+39.92%+2.28% since 2009
2009104,822+36.8%+2.3% since 2008
2008102,461+33.71%+2.77% since 2007
200799,702+30.11%+3.87% since 2006
200695,986+25.26%+7.39% since 2005
200589,382+16.65%+3.83% since 2004
200486,085+12.34%+2.78% since 2003
200383,760+9.31%+3.05% since 2002
200281,278+6.07%+2.67% since 2001
200179,168+3.32%+3.32% since 2000
200076,627The Last Census

Ascension Parish had 29,172 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Ascension Parish has a total area<3> of 302.9 square miles [784 km²]. Of this total, 291.5 square miles [755 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.75%) being water (11.35 square miles [29.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Ascension Parish had a population density of 262.8 people per square mile [101.5 people/km²], making it the state's 6th most densely populated county (out of 64 parishes).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Ascension Parish is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Ascension and the state of Louisiana.

Click here for the Ascension Parish QuickFact (QF-22005).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Ascension Parish:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the parishes that adjoin and form the boundaries of Ascension Parish. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AssumptionQF-22007   S22,87423,388-2.2%
East Baton RougeQF-22033   NW434,633412,8525.28%
IbervilleQF-22047   W32,50533,320-2.45%
LivingstonQF-22063   NE123,32691,81434.32%
Saint JamesQF-22093   SE21,05421,216-0.76%

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Ascension. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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