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

The community of Franklin is the Seat for Saint Mary Parish.

Saint Mary Parish was founded in 1811 and was created by taking area from Saint MartinParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Saint Mary had a population of 50,815 people. This is a decrease of 5.02% since the last Census (which gave a population of 53,500 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Saint Mary represented 1.2% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 21st 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201054,650+2.15%+7.55% since 2009
200950,815-5.02%-0.37% since 2008
200851,005-4.66%-0.31% since 2007
200751,163-4.37% 
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200053,500The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Morgan City   11,43412,7039.99% decrease  
Franklin   7,5778,3549.3% decrease  
Patterson   5,2465,1302.26% increase  
Berwick   4,2624,4183.53% decrease  
Baldwin   2,6392,4975.69% 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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