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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>

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

Donaldsonville was established in 1806.

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

The telephone area code for Donaldsonville: (225)

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 (or 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 total 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 have 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 [Ascension Parish]
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    • Gonzales [Ascension Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Donaldsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,245 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Gonzales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gonzales<7>
  • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish]
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    • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Donaldsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,522 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Gabriel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Gabriel<7>
  • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish]
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    • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Donaldsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Plaquemine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaquemine<7>
  • Gramercy [Saint James Parish]
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    • Gramercy [Saint James Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Donaldsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Gramercy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gramercy<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lutcher [Saint James Parish]
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      • Lutcher [Saint James Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Donaldsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutcher<7>
    • Sorrento [Ascension Parish]
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      • Sorrento [Ascension Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Donaldsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,719 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Sorrento
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sorrento<7>
    • White Castle [Iberville Parish]
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      • White Castle [Iberville Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Donaldsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,640 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on White Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Castle<7>
    • French Settlement [Livingston Parish]
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      • French Settlement [Livingston Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Donaldsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Settlement
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Settlement<7>
    • Port Vincent [Livingston Parish]
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      • Port Vincent [Livingston Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Donaldsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Port Vincent
    • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
      • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Donaldsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Napoleonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleonville<7>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Donaldsonville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Donaldsonville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Donaldsonville on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 have 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Donaldsonville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Donaldsonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DonaldsonvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Donaldsonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0954, Longitude: -90.9925       In this case, the coordinates for Donaldsonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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