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

The community of New Orleans is the Seat for Orleans Parish.

Orleans Parish was founded in 1807.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Orleans had a population of 354,850 people. This is a decrease of 26.79% since the last Census (which gave a population of 484,674 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Orleans represented 10.85% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 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
2010343,829-29.06%-3.11% since 2009
2009354,850-26.79%+5.41% since 2008
2008336,644-30.54%+16.84% since 2007
2000484,674The Last Census

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


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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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