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

The community of Amite is the Seat for Tangipahoa Parish.

Tangipahoa Parish was founded in 1868. Tangipahoa was created by taking area from Livingston, , and Parishes.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Tangipahoa had a population of 118,688 people. This is an increase of 17.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 100,588 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Tangipahoa represented 2.25% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 11th 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
2010121,097+20.39%+2.03% since 2009
2009118,688+17.99%+1.08% since 2008
2008117,417+16.73%+1.48% since 2007
2000100,588The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hammond   20,04917,63913.66% increase  
Ponchatoula   6,3755,18023.07% increase  
Amite City   4,3444,1105.69% increase  
Kentwood   2,2962,2054.13% increase  
Independence   1,7921,7243.94% increase  

Websites for Tangipahoa Parish

Official Website:   www.tangicouncil.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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