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The 2000 Census showed that Red River Parish had a population of 9,622 people. This represented 0.22% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 62nd most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Red River had a population of 9,003 people. This is a decrease of 6.43% since the 2000 Census.

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
20109,091-5.52%+0.98% since 2009
20099,003-6.43%-0.64% since 2008
20089,061-5.83%-0.83% since 2007
20079,137-5.04%-0.44% since 2006
20069,177-4.62%-0.3% since 2005
20059,205-4.33%-1.69% since 2004
20049,363-2.69%-0.53% since 2003
20039,413-2.17%-0.22% since 2002
20029,434-1.95%-0.46% since 2001
20019,478-1.5%-1.5% since 2000
20009,622The Last Census

Red River Parish had 3,988 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Red River Parish has a total area<3> of 402.1 square miles [1,041 km²]. Of this total, 389.3 square miles [1,008 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.18%) being water (12.79 square miles [33.12 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Red River Parish had a population density of 24.72 people per square mile [9.54 people/km²], making it the state's 54th most densely populated county (out of 64 parishes).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Red River Parish is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Red River and the state of Louisiana.

Click here for the Red River Parish QuickFact (QF-22081).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Red River Parish:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the parishes that adjoin and form the boundaries of Red River Parish. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BienvilleQF-22013   NE14,72915,752-6.49%
BossierQF-22015   NW111,49298,31013.41%
CaddoQF-22017   NW253,623252,1610.58%
De SotoQF-22031   W26,40125,4943.56%
NatchitochesQF-22069   SE39,25539,0800.45%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Red River. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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