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Welcome to Donaldsonville ...

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

The location of Donaldsonville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Donaldsonville has a population of 8,281 people<2> (see below for details).

Donaldsonville was established in 1806.

The community of Donaldsonville is near sea level<3>.

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<4>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 7,605 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Donaldsonville had an population of 8,281 people. This is an increase of 11.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.89% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Donaldsonville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Gonzales   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Donaldsonville

Saint Gabriel   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Donaldsonville

Located in Iberville Parish

Plaquemine   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Donaldsonville

Located in Iberville Parish

Gramercy   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Donaldsonville

Located in Saint James Parish

Lutcher   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Donaldsonville

Located in Saint James Parish

White Castle   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Donaldsonville

Located in Iberville Parish

Sorrento   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Donaldsonville

French Settlement   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Donaldsonville

Located in Livingston Parish

Port Vincent   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Donaldsonville

Located in Livingston Parish

Napoleonville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Donaldsonville

Located in Assumption Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Donaldsonville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Donaldsonville. Our list includes 18 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Donaldsonville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Donaldsonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Donaldsonville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Donaldsonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Donaldsonville

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Donaldsonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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