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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.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Saint Joseph, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

A typical abbreviation for Saint Joseph: St. Joseph

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Joseph has a population of 972 people<2> (see below for details).

Saint Joseph is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Saint Joseph: (318)

The ZIP code for Saint Joseph: 71366<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Joseph had an population of 972 people. This is a decrease of 17.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.46% 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 (which had a count of 1,340 people).

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

Communities Also Named Saint Joseph ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette is located in Jefferson County (MS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,432 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette <6>
  • Port Gibson
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Newellton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
    • Newellton is located in Tensas Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 927 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton <6>
  • Waterproof
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
    • Waterproof is located in Tensas Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof <6>
  • Rodney
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
    • Rodney is located in Jefferson County (MS)
  • Westside
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside
    • Westside is located in Claiborne County (MS)
  • Yucatan Landing
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucatan Landing
    • Yucatan Landing is located in Tensas Parish
  • Grand Gulf
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
    • Grand Gulf is located in Claiborne County (MS)
  • Highland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland is located in Tensas Parish
  • Newlight
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlight have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlight
    • Newlight is located in Tensas Parish

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.

Adding Saint Joseph to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Saint Joseph was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Saint Joseph in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Saint Joseph.

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Joseph.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Joseph - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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).
<5>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.
<6>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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