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

The community of Ville Platte is the Seat for Evangeline Parish.

Evangeline Parish was founded in 1910 and was created by taking area from Saint LandryParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Evangeline had a population of 35,330 people. This is a decrease of 0.29% since the last Census (which gave a population of 35,434 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Evangeline represented 0.79% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 31st 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
201033,984-4.09%-3.81% since 2009
200935,330-0.29%-0.35% since 2008
200035,434The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ville Platte   8,0818,1450.79% decrease  
Mamou   3,3763,5665.33% decrease  
Basile   2,3551,66041.87% increase  
Pine Prairie   1,5261,08740.39% increase  
Chataignier   3763831.83% 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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