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

The community of Edgard is the Seat for Saint John the Baptist Parish.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Saint John the Baptist had a population of 47,086 people. This is an increase of 9.39% since the last Census (which gave a population of 43,044 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Saint John the Baptist represented 0.96% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 26th 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
201045,924+6.69%-2.47% since 2009
200947,086+9.39%-0.74% since 2008
200847,438+10.21%-0.99% since 2007
200043,044The Last Census

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


Websites for Saint John the Baptist Parish

Official Website:   www.sjbparish.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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