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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 ConcordiaParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Tensas had a population of 5,609 people. This is a decrease of 15.25% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,618 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Tensas represented 0.15% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 64th 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
20105,252-20.64%-6.36% since 2009
20095,609-15.25%-1.09% since 2008
20085,671-14.31%-1.85% since 2007
20006,618The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Newellton   1,2271,48217.21% decrease  
Saint Joseph   1,0571,34021.12% decrease  
Waterproof   69383416.91% decrease  

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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