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

Ouachita Parish is one of the original parishes of Louisiana and was founded in 1807.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ouachita had a population of 151,502 people. This is an increase of 2.89% since the last Census (which gave a population of 147,250 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ouachita represented 3.29% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 8th 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
2010153,720+4.39%+1.46% since 2009
2009151,502+2.89%+0.79% since 2008
2008150,317+2.08%+0.29% since 2007
2007149,880+1.79% 
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2000147,250The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Monroe   51,64053,1072.76% decrease  
West Monroe   12,91013,2502.57% decrease  
Richwood   2,0942,1150.99% decrease  
Sterlington   1,4251,27611.68% increase  

Websites for Ouachita Parish

Official Website:   www.oppj.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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