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Duson, Louisiana

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The location of Duson

Welcome to Duson ...

The town of Duson is primarily located in Lafayette Parish. A portion of Duson extends into Acadia Parish.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Duson has a population of 1,766 people<2> (see below for details).

Duson was established in 1909.

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

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

Duson lies within the (337) area code.

The ZIP code for Duson: 70529<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Duson had a population of 1,716 people. This makes Duson the parish's 6th most populous community.

The population of Duson represents 0.04% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 129th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,716 people, the population of Duson increased 2.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,672 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Duson had an population of 1,766 people. This is an increase of 2.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.62% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Duson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lafayette   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the East (E) of Duson

Youngsville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Duson

Crowley   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Duson

Located in Acadia Parish

Broussard   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Duson

Abbeville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Duson

Located in Vermilion Parish

Carencro   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Duson

Scott   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Duson

Breaux Bridge   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Duson

Located in Saint Martin Parish

Rayne   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of Duson

Located in Acadia Parish

Kaplan   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Duson

Located in Vermilion Parish

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

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 Duson. 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 Duson. 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 Duson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Duson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Duson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Lafayette Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 Duson.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Duson - 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 town (such as Duson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Duson 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Duson) 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 Duson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Duson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2350, Longitude: -92.1922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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