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

The community of Ruston is the Seat for Lincoln Parish.

Lincoln Parish was founded in 1873. Lincoln was created by taking area from Bienville, , and Parishes.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lincoln had a population of 43,286 people. This is an increase of 1.83% since the last Census (which gave a population of 42,509 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lincoln represented 0.95% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 27th 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
201046,735+9.94%+7.97% since 2009
200943,286+1.83%+1.1% since 2008
200842,813+0.72%+0.28% since 2007
200042,509The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ruston   21,25620,5463.46% increase  
Grambling   4,9054,6934.52% increase  
Dubach   8148001.75% increase  
Choudrant   80158237.63% increase  
Simsboro   6936841.32% increase  

Websites for Lincoln Parish

Official Website:   www.lincolnparish.org/

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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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