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

The community of Opelousas is the Seat for Saint Landry Parish.

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

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 last Census (which gave a population of 87,700 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Saint Landry represented 1.96% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 15th 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
201083,384-4.92%-9.69% since 2009
200992,326+5.27%+0.41% since 2008
200891,948+4.84%+0.72% since 2007
200087,700The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Opelousas   23,14122,8601.23% increase  
Sunset   2,6292,35211.78% increase  
Port Barre   2,4242,2875.99% increase  
Arnaudville   1,4011,3980.21% increase  
Melville   1,3911,3761.09% increase  

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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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