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

The community of Jonesboro is the Seat for Jackson Parish.

Jackson Parish was founded in 1845. Jackson was created by taking area from Claiborne, and Parishes.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jackson had a population of 15,063 people. This is a decrease of 2.17% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,397 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jackson represented 0.34% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 53rd 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
201016,274+5.7%+8.04% since 2009
200915,063-2.17%-0.61% since 2008
200815,156-1.57%+0.54% since 2007
200015,397The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Jonesboro   3,6623,9146.44% decrease  
Chatham   6116231.93% decrease  
Hodge   4664925.28% decrease  
North Hodge   4294361.61% decrease  
East Hodge   3493664.64% 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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