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Welcome to Donaldsonville ...

The city of Donaldsonville is located in Ascension Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Ascension Parish.


The location of Donaldsonville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Donaldsonville was established in 1806.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Donaldsonville has a population of 8,529 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Donaldsonville is near sea level<4>.

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

Donaldsonville is located in the (225) area code.

The ZIP code for Donaldsonville: 70346<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Donaldsonville had an population of 8,529 people. This is an increase of 14.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Donaldsonville had a population of 7,436 people (which is 6.94% of the total population of Ascension Parish). This makes Donaldsonville the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Donaldsonville represents 0.16% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,436 people, the population of Donaldsonville decreased 2.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,605 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Donaldsonville.

Communities Also Named Donaldsonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Donaldsonville - they are located in Arkansas and Indiana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Donaldsonville.

Communities near Donaldsonville ...

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

  • Gonzales
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gonzales have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <6>
  • Saint Gabriel
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Plaquemine
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaquemine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaquemine
    • Plaquemine is located in Iberville Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaquemine <6>
  • Gramercy
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gramercy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gramercy
    • Gramercy is located in Saint James Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gramercy <6>
  • Lutcher
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lutcher
    • Lutcher is located in Saint James Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutcher <6>
  • Sorrento
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sorrento have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sorrento
    • Sorrento is located in Ascension Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,719 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sorrento <6>
  • White Castle
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Castle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Castle
    • White Castle is located in Iberville Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,640 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Castle <6>
  • French Settlement
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Port Vincent
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Vincent
    • Port Vincent is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
  • Napoleonville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
    • Napoleonville is located in Assumption Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleonville <6>

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 Donaldsonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Donaldsonville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Donaldsonville. 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 Donaldsonville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Donaldsonville. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Donaldsonville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Donaldsonville ...

Looking for more information about Donaldsonville? 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 Donaldsonville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Donaldsonville.

Adding Donaldsonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Donaldsonville 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 Donaldsonville was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Donaldsonville in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Donaldsonville.

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

The official website for Ascension Parish: www.ascensionparish.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Ascension, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Donaldsonville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Donaldsonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Donaldsonville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Donaldsonville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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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