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

The community of Mansfield is the Seat for De Soto Parish.

De Soto Parish was founded in 1843. De Soto was created by taking area from Caddo and Parishes.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> De Soto had a population of 26,401 people. This is an increase of 3.56% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,494 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, De Soto represented 0.57% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 37th 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
201026,656+4.56%+0.97% since 2009
200926,401+3.56%-0.31% since 2008
200826,483+3.88%+0.63% since 2007
200726,317+3.23% 
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200025,494The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Mansfield   5,3395,5824.35% decrease  
Stonewall   1,9011,66813.97% increase  
Logansport   1,6691,6302.39% increase  
Keachi   3363234.02% increase  
South Mansfield   3323525.68% 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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