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

The community of Franklinton is the Seat for Washington Parish.

Washington Parish was founded in 1819 and was created by taking area from Saint TammanyParish.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Washington had a population of 45,669 people. This is an increase of 3.97% since the last Census (which gave a population of 43,926 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Washington represented 0.98% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 25th 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
201047,168+7.38%+3.28% since 2009
200945,669+3.97%+0.25% since 2008
200845,554+3.71%+1.1% since 2007
200043,926The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bogalusa   12,60113,3655.72% decrease  
Franklinton   3,7463,6572.43% increase  
Varnado   3403420.58% decrease  
Angie   2302404.17% 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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