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

The community of Arcadia is the Seat for Bienville Parish.

Bienville Parish was founded in 1848 and was created by taking area from ClaiborneParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bienville had a population of 14,729 people. This is a decrease of 6.49% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,752 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bienville represented 0.35% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 52nd 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
201014,353-8.88%-2.55% since 2009
200814,731-6.48%-1% since 2007
200015,752The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Arcadia   2,7143,04110.75% decrease  
Ringgold   1,5151,6608.73% decrease  
Gibsland   1,0451,1196.61% decrease  
Lucky   3383554.79% decrease  
Saline   2792965.74% decrease  

Websites for Bienville Parish

Official Website:   www.bienvilleparish.org/

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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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