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The 2000 Census showed that Saint Landry Parish had a population of 87,700 people. This represented 1.96% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 15th most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Saint Landry had a population of 92,326 people. This is an increase of 5.27% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201083,384-4.92%-9.69% since 2009
200992,326+5.27%+0.41% since 2008
200891,948+4.84%+0.72% since 2007
200791,291+4.09%+0.59% since 2006
200690,756+3.48%+2.44% since 2005
200588,593+1.02%+0.36% since 2004
200488,273+0.65%+0.38% since 2003
200387,935+0.27%+0.17% since 2002
200287,787+0.1%+0.21% since 2001
200187,605-0.11%-0.11% since 2000
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200087,700The Last Census

Saint Landry Parish had 36,216 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Saint Landry Parish has a total area<3> of 938 square miles [2,431 km²]. Of this total, 928 square miles [2,405 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.08%) being water (10.18 square miles [26.36 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Saint Landry Parish had a population density of 94.4 people per square mile [36.46 people/km²], making it the state's 19th 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 Saint Landry Parish is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Saint Landry and the state of Louisiana.

Click here for the Saint Landry Parish QuickFact (QF-22097).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Saint Landry Parish:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
OpelousasQF-225804523,14122,8601.23%

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

ParishCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
AcadiaQF-22001   SW60,09558,8612.1%
AvoyellesQF-22009   N42,51141,4812.48%
EvangelineQF-22039   NW35,33035,434-0.29%
LafayetteQF-22055   S210,954190,50310.74%
Pointe CoupeeQF-22077   E22,44722,763-1.39%
Saint MartinQF-22099   SE52,21748,5837.48%

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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 Saint Landry. 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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