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Welcome to Port Vincent ...

The village of Port Vincent is located in Livingston Parish<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Port Vincent, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for Port Vincent: Prt. Vincent

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Vincent has a population of 638 people<3> (see below for details).

Port Vincent is near sea level<4>.

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

The area code for Port Vincent: (225)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Vincent had an population of 638 people. This is a decrease of 13.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Vincent had a population of 741 people. This makes Port Vincent the parish's 7th most populous community.

The population of Port Vincent represents 0.02% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 198th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 741 people, the population of Port Vincent increased 60.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 463 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Vincent.

Communities near Port Vincent ...

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

  • Central
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central is located in East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,450 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central <5>
  • Gonzales
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 <5>
  • Denham Springs
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denham Springs
    • Denham Springs is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,842 people
    • Former names for Denham Springs:
    • Amite Springs
    • Hill's Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denham Springs <5>
  • Donaldsonville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldsonville
    • Donaldsonville is located in Ascension Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,638 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donaldsonville <5>
  • Saint Gabriel
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Walker
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
    • Walker is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,302 people
  • Livingston
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
    • Livingston is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,004 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston <5>
  • Sorrento
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • 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 <5>
  • Killian
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killian
    • Killian is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,337 people
  • Albany
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,170 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany <5>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Vincent. See our Newspapers Page for Port Vincent.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Vincent ...

Looking for more information about Port Vincent? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Port Vincent, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Port Vincent.

Adding Port Vincent to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Vincent 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 Port Vincent was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Port Vincent.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Livingston, 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 Port Vincent.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Vincent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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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