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

The community of Convent is the Seat for Saint James Parish.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Saint James had a population of 21,054 people. This is a decrease of 0.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,216 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Saint James represented 0.47% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 46th 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
201022,102+4.18%+4.98% since 2009
200921,054-0.76%-0.14% since 2008
200821,083-0.63%-0.76% since 2007
200021,216The Last Census

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


Websites for Saint James Parish

Official Website:   www.stjamesla.com/

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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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