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

The community of Bastrop is the Seat for Morehouse Parish.

Morehouse Parish was founded in 1844. Morehouse was created by taking area from and Parishes.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Morehouse had a population of 28,223 people. This is a decrease of 9.02% since the last Census (which gave a population of 31,021 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Morehouse represented 0.69% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 35th 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
201027,979-9.81%-0.86% since 2009
200928,223-9.02%-0.71% since 2008
200828,425-8.37%-0.57% since 2007
200031,021The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bastrop   11,62712,98810.48% decrease  
Mer Rouge   61972114.15% decrease  
Bonita   30033510.45% decrease  
Collinston   2983278.87% decrease  
Oak Ridge   12714210.56% 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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