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Welcome to Saint Joseph ...

The town of Saint Joseph is located in Tensas Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Tensas Parish.

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

A typical abbreviation for Saint Joseph: St. Joseph

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Joseph has a population of 973 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Saint Joseph.

Saint Joseph is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Saint Joseph is located in the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Saint Joseph: 71366<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Joseph had an population of 973 people. This is a decrease of 17.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Joseph had a population of 1,176 people (or 22.39% of the total population of Tensas Parish). This makes Saint Joseph the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Saint Joseph represents 0.03% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 155th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,176 people, the population of Saint Joseph decreased 12.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,340 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Joseph.

Adding Saint Joseph to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Saint Joseph in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Saint Joseph elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Saint Joseph ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Saint Joseph - they are located in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec (3), South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin (3).

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

Communities near Saint Joseph ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Saint Joseph.

  • Fayette [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Saint Joseph
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<7>
  • Port Gibson [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
    • Port Gibson [Claiborne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Saint Joseph
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<7>
  • Newellton [Tensas Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
    • Newellton [Tensas Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Saint Joseph
    • Estimated population in 2019: 963 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<7>
  • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
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    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Saint Joseph
    • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
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      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Saint Joseph
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
    • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucatan Landing
      • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Saint Joseph
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucatan Landing
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
      • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Saint Joseph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
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      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Saint Joseph
      • Estimated population in 2019: 640 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<7>
    • Elam [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elam
      • Elam [Franklin Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the west of Saint Joseph
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elam
    • Wisner [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner
      • Wisner [Franklin Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the west of Saint Joseph
      • Estimated population in 2019: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<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 Saint Joseph. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint Joseph.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Joseph. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saint Joseph.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Joseph ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Tensas Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint Joseph. 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 Tensas, 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 Saint Joseph.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Joseph - 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 town (such as Saint Joseph). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint Joseph 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Joseph) 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 Saint Joseph. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Joseph

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Joseph. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9203, Longitude: -91.2400       In this case, the coordinates for Saint Joseph 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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