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Welcome to Tensas Parish ...

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

The community of Saint Joseph is the Seat for Tensas Parish.

Tensas Parish was founded in 1843 and was created by taking area from Concordia Parish.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Tensas had a population of 4,319 people. This is a decrease of 17.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,252 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tensas represented 0.12% of the total population of Louisiana.

Below are some of the communities located in Tensas Parish:

  • Newellton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
    • Newellton is located in Tensas Parish (LA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 927 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton <3>
  • Saint Joseph
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Waterproof
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
    • Waterproof is located in Tensas Parish (LA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof <3>

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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 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.





 

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