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

The community of Jennings is the Seat for Jefferson Davis Parish.

Jefferson Davis Parish was founded in 1912 and was created by taking area from CalcasieuParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jefferson Davis had a population of 31,097 people. This is a decrease of 1.08% since the last Census (which gave a population of 31,435 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jefferson Davis represented 0.7% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 34th 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
201031,594+0.51%+1.6% since 2009
200931,097-1.08% 
200831,100-1.07%+0.2% since 2007
200731,037-1.27% 
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200031,435The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Jennings   10,42810,9865.08% decrease  
Welsh   3,2593,3803.58% decrease  
Lake Arthur   2,8603,0074.89% decrease  
Elton   1,2261,2612.78% decrease  
Fenton   3713802.37% 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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