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

The community of Rayville is the Seat for Richland Parish.

Richland Parish was founded in 1868. Richland was created by taking area from , , and Parishes.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Richland had a population of 20,422 people. This is a decrease of 2.66% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,981 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Richland represented 0.47% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 47th 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
201020,725-1.22%+1.48% since 2009
200920,422-2.66%-0.36% since 2008
200820,495-2.32%+0.32% since 2007
200720,429-2.63% 
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200020,981The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Rayville   3,9944,2345.67% decrease  
Delhi   2,9333,0664.34% decrease  
Mangham   53459510.25% 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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