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

The community of Shreveport is the Seat for Caddo Parish.

Caddo Parish was founded in 1838 and was created by taking area from NatchitochesParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Caddo had a population of 253,623 people. This is an increase of 0.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 252,161 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Caddo represented 5.64% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 4th 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
2010254,969+1.11%+0.53% since 2009
2009253,623+0.58%+0.4% since 2008
2008252,614+0.18% 
2007252,414+0.1% 
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2000252,161The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Vivian   3,8754,0313.87% decrease  
Greenwood   2,7642,45812.45% increase  
Blanchard   2,6712,05030.29% increase  
Oil City   1,2081,2190.9% decrease  
Mooringsport   8118332.64% decrease  

Websites for Caddo Parish

Official Website:   www.caddo.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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