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

The community of Pointe a la Hache is the Seat for Plaquemines Parish.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Plaquemines had a population of 20,942 people. This is a decrease of 21.73% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,757 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Plaquemines represented 0.6% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 36th 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
201023,042-13.88%+10.03% since 2009
200920,942-21.73%-0.93% since 2008
200821,138-21%-1.01% since 2007
200721,353-20.2% 
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200026,757The Last Census

More information can be found on the Plaquemines Parish Census Page for Plaquemines 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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