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

The community of Thibodaux is the Seat for Lafourche Parish.

Lafourche Parish was founded in 1807.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lafourche had a population of 93,682 people. This is an increase of 4.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 89,974 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lafourche represented 2.01% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 14th 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
201096,318+7.05%+2.81% since 2009
200993,682+4.12%+0.13% since 2008
200893,556+3.98%+0.73% since 2007
200089,974The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Thibodaux   14,42814,431  
Lockport   2,6912,6242.55% increase  
Golden Meadow   2,0962,1934.42% 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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