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Palmetto, Louisiana
(Saint Landry Parish)

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The location of Palmetto

Welcome to Palmetto ...

The village of Palmetto is located in Saint Landry Parish.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Palmetto has a population of 162 people<2> (see below for details).

Palmetto is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Palmetto is located in the (337) area code.

The ZIP code for Palmetto: 71358<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palmetto had a population of 164 people. This makes Palmetto the parish's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 164 people, the population of Palmetto decreased 12.77% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 188 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Palmetto had an population of 162 people. This is a decrease of 1.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.83% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Palmetto ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Opelousas   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Palmetto

Port Barre   [Map]

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

Simmesport   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Palmetto

Located in Avoyelles Parish

Krotz Springs   [Map]

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

Leonville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Palmetto

Melville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Palmetto

Washington   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Palmetto

Fordoche   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Palmetto

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Morganza   [Map]

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

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Evergreen   [Map]

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

Located in Avoyelles Parish

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

Communities Also Named Palmetto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Palmetto: This one is located in Saint Landry Parish and the other is located in Bossier Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 16 communities that are also named Palmetto - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2) and Virginia.

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

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 Palmetto. 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 Palmetto. 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 Palmetto.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palmetto ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Palmetto.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palmetto - 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 village (such as Palmetto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Palmetto 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 from Point A (ie- Palmetto) 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 Palmetto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmetto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmetto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7177, Longitude: -91.9082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmetto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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