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

The community of Saint Martinville is the Seat for Saint Martin Parish.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Saint Martin had a population of 52,217 people. This is an increase of 7.48% since the last Census (which gave a population of 48,583 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Saint Martin represented 1.09% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 23rd 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
201052,160+7.36%-0.11% since 2009
200952,217+7.48%+0.2% since 2008
200852,114+7.27%+0.95% since 2007
200048,583The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Breaux Bridge   8,0337,28110.33% increase  
Saint Martinville   6,9776,9890.17% decrease  
Henderson   1,5931,5314.05% increase  
Parks   5165333.19% decrease  

Websites for Saint Martin Parish

Official Website:   www.stmartinparish-la.org/

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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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