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

The community of Marksville is the Seat for Avoyelles Parish.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Avoyelles had a population of 42,511 people. This is an increase of 2.48% since the last Census (which gave a population of 41,481 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Avoyelles represented 0.93% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 29th 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
201042,073+1.43%-1.03% since 2009
200842,517+2.5%+0.76% since 2007
200041,481The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Marksville   5,6625,5372.26% increase  
Bunkie   4,4474,6624.61% decrease  
Cottonport   2,2452,3163.07% decrease  
Simmesport   2,2022,2391.65% decrease  
Mansura   1,5421,5731.97% decrease  

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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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