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

The community of Benton is the Seat for Bossier Parish.

Bossier Parish was founded in 1843 and was created by taking area from ClaiborneParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bossier had a population of 111,492 people. This is an increase of 13.41% since the last Census (which gave a population of 98,310 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bossier represented 2.2% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 12th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010116,979+18.99%+4.92% since 2009
2009111,492+13.41%+1.09% since 2008
2008110,292+12.19%+1.25% since 2007
2007108,931+10.8% 
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200098,310The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Shreveport   199,244200,1450.45% decrease  
Bossier City   63,25856,46112.04% increase  
Haughton   3,0142,7927.95% increase  
Benton   2,8162,03538.38% increase  
Plain Dealing   1,0301,0713.83% decrease  

Websites for Bossier Parish

Official Website:   www.mybossier.com/

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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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