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Welcome to Denham Springs ...

The city of Denham Springs is located in Livingston Parish<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Denham Springs, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1898.

The city was incorporated May 8, 1903.

A typical abbreviation for Denham Springs: Denham Spgs. (or less commonly used: Denham Spngs. or Denham Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Denham Springs has a population of 9,813 people<2> (see below for details).

Denham Springs is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Denham Springs lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Denham Springs: (225)

The ZIP codes for Denham Springs: 70706, 70726-70727<4>

The city of Denham Springs was previously named Hill's Springs. Going back to its beginning, The community of Denham Springs was originally named Amite Springs. For more information about the names of Denham Springs, see The Names of Denham Springs on our Genealogy Page.

Websites for Denham Springs ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.dschamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Denham Springs, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Denham Springs had an population of 9,813 people. This is a decrease of 3.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Denham Springs had a population of 10,215 people (which is 7.98% of the total population of Livingston Parish). This makes Denham Springs the parish's most populous community.

The population of Denham Springs represents 0.23% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,215 people, the population of Denham Springs increased 16.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,757 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Denham Springs.

Communities near Denham Springs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Denham Springs.

  • Baton Rouge
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Central
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central is located in East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,450 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central <5>
  • Zachary
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zachary
    • Zachary is located in East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,417 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zachary <5>
  • Baker
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
    • Baker is located in East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,999 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baker <5>
  • Gonzales
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gonzales have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gonzales
    • Gonzales is located in Ascension Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,245 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gonzales <5>
  • Saint Gabriel
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Port Allen
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Brusly
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brusly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brusly
    • Brusly is located in West Baton Rouge Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brusly <5>
  • Livingston
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
    • Livingston is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,004 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston <5>
  • French Settlement
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Denham Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Denham Springs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Denham Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Denham Springs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Denham Springs. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Denham Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Denham Springs ...

Looking for more information about Denham Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Denham Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Denham Springs.

Adding Denham Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Denham Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Denham Springs was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Denham Springs in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Denham Springs post office opened in 1898.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Denham Springs.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Denham Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Livingston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Denham Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Denham Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Denham Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Denham Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Denham Springs includes: 70706, 70726 & 70727.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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