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

The community of Donaldsonville is the Seat for Ascension Parish.

Ascension Parish is one of the original parishes of Louisiana and was founded in 1807.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ascension had a population of 104,822 people. This is an increase of 36.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 76,627 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ascension represented 1.71% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 16th 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
2010107,215+39.92%+2.28% since 2009
2009104,822+36.8%+2.3% since 2008
2008102,461+33.71%+2.77% since 2007
200076,627The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Gonzales   9,5538,15617.13% increase  
Donaldsonville   7,6537,6050.63% increase  
Sorrento   1,4691,22719.72% increase  

Websites for Ascension Parish

Official Website:   www.ascensionparish.net/

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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.

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