List of municipalities in Louisiana

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Louisiana is a state located in the Southern United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, Louisiana is the 25th most populous state with 4,533,479 inhabitants and the 33rd largest by land area spanning 43,203.90 square miles (111,897.6 km2) of land.[1] Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes, which are equivalent to counties, and contains 308 incorporated municipalities consisting of four consolidated city-parishes, and 304 cities, towns, and villages.[2] Louisiana's municipalities cover only 7.9% of the state's land mass but are home to 45.3% of its population.[1]

According to the 2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes, residents of any unincorporated area may propose to incorporate as a municipality if the area meets prescribed minimum population thresholds.[3] Municipal corporations are divided based on population into three classes: cities, towns, and villages. Those having five thousand inhabitants or more are classified as cities; those having less than five thousand but more than one thousand inhabitants are classified as towns; and those having one thousand or fewer inhabitants are classified as villages.[4] The governor may change the classification of the municipality if the board of aldermen requests a change and a census shows that the population has increased or decreased making it eligible for a different classification.[5] Municipalities are granted powers to perform functions required by local governments including the levy and collection of taxes and to assume indebtedness.[6]

The largest municipality by population in Louisiana in 2010 is Baton Rouge with 384,452 residents, and the smallest is Mound with 19 residents.[1] The largest municipality by land area is Terrebonne Parish, which spans 1,231.81 sq mi (3,190.4 km2), while Napoleonville is the smallest at 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2).[1] The first municipality to incorporate was Natchitoches in 1712 and the newest is Central in 2005.[7]

List of municipalities

  Parish seatParish seat

  State capital and parish seatState capital

Name Type[1] Parish[1] Population
(2010)[1]
Population
(2000)[1]
Change Land area
(2010)[1]
Population density Year of
incorporation[7]
sq mi km2
AbbevilleParish seat City Vermilion 12,257 11,887 +3.1% 6.04 15.6 2,029.3/sq mi (783.5/km2) 1850
Abita Springs Town St. Tammany 2,365 1,957 +20.8% 4.48 11.6 527.9/sq mi (203.8/km2) 1903
Addis Town West Baton Rouge 3,593 2,238 +60.5% 4.20 10.9 855.5/sq mi (330.3/km2) 1915
Albany Village Livingston 1,088 865 +25.8% 1.12 2.9 971.4/sq mi (375.1/km2) 1953
AlexandriaParish seat City Rapides 47,723 46,342 +3.0% 28.41 73.6 1,679.8/sq mi (648.6/km2) 1818
Amite CityParish seat Town Tangipahoa 4,141 4,110 +0.8% 3.87 10.0 1,070.0/sq mi (413.1/km2) 1861
Anacoco Village Vernon 869 866 +0.3% 3.08 8.0 282.1/sq mi (108.9/km2) 1979
Angie Village Washington 251 240 +4.6% 1.53 4.0 164.1/sq mi (63.3/km2) 1908
ArcadiaParish seat Town Bienville 2,919 3,041 −4.0% 3.05 7.9 957.0/sq mi (369.5/km2) 1855
Arnaudville Town St. Landry, St. Martin 1,057 1,398 −24.4% 0.69 1.8 1,531.9/sq mi (591.5/km2) 1870
Ashland Village Natchitoches 269 291 −7.6% 26.91 69.7 10.0/sq mi (3.9/km2) 1963
Athens Village Claiborne 249 262 −5.0% 2.24 5.8 111.2/sq mi (42.9/km2) 1902
Atlanta Village Winn 163 150 +8.7% 1.08 2.8 150.9/sq mi (58.3/km2) 1907
Baker City East Baton Rouge 13,895 13,793 +0.7% 8.30 21.5 1,674.1/sq mi (646.4/km2) 1944
Baldwin Town St. Mary 2,436 2,497 −2.4% 3.22 8.3 756.5/sq mi (292.1/km2) 1913
Ball Town Rapides 4,000 3,681 +8.7% 8.08 20.9 495.0/sq mi (191.1/km2) 1972
Basile Town Acadia, Evangeline 1,821 1,660 +9.7% 1.16 3.0 1,569.8/sq mi (606.1/km2) 1911
Baskin Village Franklin 254 188 +35.1% 1.33 3.4 191.0/sq mi (73.7/km2) 1917
BastropParish seat City Morehouse 11,365 12,988 −12.5% 8.90 23.1 1,277.0/sq mi (493.0/km2) 1852
Baton RougeParish seat[a] Consolidated
Government
East Baton Rouge 384,452[b] 387,784 −0.9% 360.96 934.9 1,065.1/sq mi (411.2/km2) 1817
Belcher Village Caddo 263 272 −3.3% 1.56 4.0 168.6/sq mi (65.1/km2) 1966
BentonParish seat Town Bossier 1,948 2,035 −4.3% 1.95 5.1 999.0/sq mi (385.7/km2) 1876
Bernice Town Union 1,689 1,809 −6.6% 3.23 8.4 522.9/sq mi (201.9/km2) 1899
Berwick Town St. Mary 4,946 4,418 +12.0% 5.90 15.3 838.3/sq mi (323.7/km2) 1907
Bienville Village Bienville 218 262 −16.8% 11.04 28.6 19.7/sq mi (7.6/km2) 1904
Blanchard Town Caddo 2,899 2,050 +41.4% 3.99 10.3 726.6/sq mi (280.5/km2) 1961
Bogalusa City Washington 12,232 13,365 −8.5% 9.50 24.6 1,287.6/sq mi (497.1/km2) 1914
Bonita Village Morehouse 284 335 −15.2% 1.35 3.5 210.4/sq mi (81.2/km2) 1903
Bossier City City Bossier 61,315 56,461 +8.6% 42.34 109.7 1,448.2/sq mi (559.1/km2) 1951
Boyce Town Rapides 1,004 1,190 −15.6% 0.46 1.2 2,182.6/sq mi (842.7/km2) 1887
Breaux Bridge City St. Martin 8,139 7,281 +11.8% 7.72 20.0 1,054.3/sq mi (407.1/km2) 1859
Broussard City Lafayette, St. Martin 8,197 5,874 +39.5% 16.40 42.5 499.8/sq mi (193.0/km2) 1905
Brusly Town West Baton Rouge 2,589 2,020 +28.2% 2.21 5.7 1,171.5/sq mi (452.3/km2) 1901
Bryceland Village Bienville 108 114 −5.3% 2.33 6.0 46.4/sq mi (17.9/km2) 1911
Bunkie City Avoyelles 4,171 4,662 −10.5% 2.68 6.9 1,556.3/sq mi (600.9/km2) 1885
Calvin Village Winn 238 236 +0.8% 2.29 5.9 103.9/sq mi (40.1/km2) 1951
Campti Town Natchitoches 1,056 1,057 −0.1% 1.04 2.7 1,015.4/sq mi (392.0/km2) 1857
Cankton Village St. Landry 484 362 +33.7% 2.04 5.3 237.3/sq mi (91.6/km2) 1960
Carencro City Lafayette 7,526 6,120 +23.0% 7.61 19.7 989.0/sq mi (381.8/km2) 1905
Castor Village Bienville 258 209 +23.4% 1.19 3.1 216.8/sq mi (83.7/km2) 1920
Central[c] City East Baton Rouge 26,864 62.24 161.2 431.6/sq mi (166.6/km2) 2005
Chataignier Village Evangeline 364 383 −5.0% 0.63 1.6 577.8/sq mi (223.1/km2) 1972
Chatham Town Jackson 557 623 −10.6% 0.99 2.6 562.6/sq mi (217.2/km2) 1909
Cheneyville Town Rapides 625 901 −30.6% 1.02 2.6 612.7/sq mi (236.6/km2) 1836
Choudrant Village Lincoln 845 582 +45.2% 3.85 10.0 219.5/sq mi (84.7/km2) 1915
Church Point Town Acadia 4,560 4,756 −4.1% 2.89 7.5 1,577.9/sq mi (609.2/km2) 1898
Clarence Village Natchitoches 499 516 −3.3% 1.57 4.1 317.8/sq mi (122.7/km2) 1951
Clarks Village Caldwell 1,017 1,071 −5.0% 0.96 2.5 1,059.4/sq mi (409.0/km2) 1953
Clayton Town Concordia 711 858 −17.1% 1.58 4.1 450.0/sq mi (173.7/km2) 1946
ClintonParish seat Town East Feliciana 1,653 1,998 −17.3% 2.74 7.1 603.3/sq mi (232.9/km2) 1852
ColfaxParish seat Town Grant 1,558 1,659 −6.1% 1.49 3.9 1,045.6/sq mi (403.7/km2) 1878
Collinston Village Morehouse 287 327 −12.2% 1.13 2.9 254.0/sq mi (98.1/km2) 1904
ColumbiaParish seat Town Caldwell 390 477 −18.2% 0.76 2.0 513.2/sq mi (198.1/km2) 1847
Converse Village Sabine 440 400 +10.0% 2.18 5.6 201.8/sq mi (77.9/km2) 1921
Cottonport Town Avoyelles 2,006 2,316 −13.4% 2.01 5.2 998.0/sq mi (385.3/km2) 1888
Cotton Valley Town Webster 1,009 1,189 −15.1% 2.63 6.8 383.7/sq mi (148.1/km2) 1912
CoushattaParish seat Town Red River 1,964 2,299 −14.6% 3.34 8.7 588.0/sq mi (227.0/km2) 1872
CovingtonParish seat City St. Tammany 8,765 8,483 +3.3% 7.98 20.7 1,098.4/sq mi (424.1/km2) 1816
Creola[d] Village Grant 213 0.41 1.1 519.5/sq mi (200.6/km2) 2000
CrowleyParish seat City Acadia 13,265 14,225 −6.7% 5.75 14.9 2,307.0/sq mi (890.7/km2) 1887
Cullen Town Webster 1,163 1,296 −10.3% 1.15 3.0 1,011.3/sq mi (390.5/km2) 1955
Delcambre Town Iberia, Vermilion 1,866 2,168 −13.9% 1.16 3.0 1,608.6/sq mi (621.1/km2) 1907
Delhi Town Richland 2,919 3,066 −4.8% 2.88 7.5 1,013.5/sq mi (391.3/km2) 1900
Delta Village Madison 284 239 +18.8% 3.90 10.1 72.8/sq mi (28.1/km2) 1969
Denham Springs City Livingston 10,215 8,757 +16.6% 7.29 18.9 1,401.2/sq mi (541.0/km2) 1903
DeQuincy City Calcasieu 3,235 3,398 −4.8% 3.18 8.2 1,017.3/sq mi (392.8/km2) 1947
DeRidderParish seat City Beauregard, Vernon 10,578 9,808 +7.9% 9.14 23.7 1,157.3/sq mi (446.8/km2) 1903
Dixie Inn Village Webster 273 352 −22.4% 0.47 1.2 580.9/sq mi (224.3/km2) 1976
Dodson Village Winn 337 357 −5.6% 2.25 5.8 149.8/sq mi (57.8/km2) 1901
DonaldsonvilleParish seat City Ascension 7,436 7,605 −2.2% 3.79 9.8 1,962.0/sq mi (757.5/km2) 1813
Downsville Village Lincoln, Union 141 118 +19.5% 0.74 1.9 190.5/sq mi (73.6/km2) 1972
Doyline Village Webster 818 841 −2.7% 3.33 8.6 245.6/sq mi (94.8/km2) 1948
Dry Prong Village Grant 436 421 +3.6% 1.32 3.4 330.3/sq mi (127.5/km2) 1947
Dubach Town Lincoln 961 800 +20.1% 1.82 4.7 528.0/sq mi (203.9/km2) 1901
Dubberly Village Webster 273 290 −5.9% 3.94 10.2 69.3/sq mi (26.8/km2) 1959
Duson Town Acadia, Lafayette 1,716 1,672 +2.6% 2.76 7.1 621.7/sq mi (240.1/km2) 1909
East Hodge Village Jackson 289 366 −21.0% 0.23 0.60 1,256.5/sq mi (485.1/km2) 1968
Edgefield Village Red River 218 190 +14.7% 0.25 0.65 872.0/sq mi (336.7/km2) 1966
Elizabeth Town Allen 532 574 −7.3% 1.64 4.2 324.4/sq mi (125.2/km2) 1964
Elton Town Jefferson Davis 1,128 1,261 −10.5% 1.64 4.2 687.8/sq mi (265.6/km2) 1911
Epps Village West Carroll 854 1,153 −25.9% 0.97 2.5 880.4/sq mi (339.9/km2) 1939
Erath Town Vermilion 2,114 2,187 −3.3% 1.76 4.6 1,201.1/sq mi (463.8/km2) 1898
Eros Town Jackson 155 202 −23.3% 1.00 2.6 155.0/sq mi (59.8/km2) 1905
Estherwood Village Acadia 889 807 +10.2% 1.86 4.8 478.0/sq mi (184.5/km2) 1901
Eunice City Acadia, St. Landry 10,398 11,499 −9.6% 5.13 13.3 2,026.9/sq mi (782.6/km2) 1894
Evergreen Town Avoyelles 310 314 −1.3% 1.02 2.6 303.9/sq mi (117.3/km2) 1871
FarmervilleParish seat Town Union 3,860 3,808 +1.4% 5.78 15.0 667.8/sq mi (257.8/km2) 1842
Fenton Village Jefferson Davis 379 380 −0.3% 0.41 1.1 924.4/sq mi (356.9/km2) 1951
Ferriday Town Concordia 3,511 3,723 −5.7% 1.63 4.2 2,154.0/sq mi (831.7/km2) 1906
Fisher Village Sabine 230 268 −14.2% 0.61 1.6 377.0/sq mi (145.6/km2) 1971
Florien Village Sabine 633 692 −8.5% 2.23 5.8 283.9/sq mi (109.6/km2) 1959
Folsom Village St. Tammany 716 525 +36.4% 1.64 4.2 436.6/sq mi (168.6/km2) 1915
Fordoche Town Pointe Coupee 928 933 −0.5% 2.43 6.3 381.9/sq mi (147.4/km2) 1961
Forest Village West Carroll 355 275 +29.1% 1.67 4.3 212.6/sq mi (82.1/km2) 1967
Forest Hill Village Rapides 818 456 +79.4% 3.26 8.4 250.9/sq mi (96.9/km2) 1921
FranklinParish seat City St. Mary 7,660 8,354 −8.3% 9.92 25.7 772.2/sq mi (298.1/km2) 1820
FranklintonParish seat Town Washington 3,857 3,657 +5.5% 4.37 11.3 882.6/sq mi (340.8/km2) 1861
French Settlement Village Livingston 1,116 945 +18.1% 2.73 7.1 408.8/sq mi (157.8/km2) 1965
Georgetown Town Grant 327 301 +8.6% 1.30 3.4 251.5/sq mi (97.1/km2) 1949
Gibsland Town Bienville 979 1,119 −12.5% 2.63 6.8 372.2/sq mi (143.7/km2) 1903
Gilbert Village Franklin 521 561 −7.1% 0.94 2.4 554.3/sq mi (214.0/km2) 1912
Gilliam Village Caddo 164 178 −7.9% 2.00 5.2 82.0/sq mi (31.7/km2) 1968
Glenmora Town Rapides 1,342 1,558 −13.9% 1.73 4.5 775.7/sq mi (299.5/km2) 1914
Golden Meadow Town Lafourche 2,101 2,193 −4.2% 2.45 6.3 857.6/sq mi (331.1/km2) 1950
Goldonna Village Natchitoches 430 457 −5.9% 11.00 28.5 39.1/sq mi (15.1/km2) 1911
Gonzales City Ascension 9,781 8,156 +19.9% 8.38 21.7 1,167.2/sq mi (450.7/km2) 1922
Grambling City Lincoln 4,949 4,693 +5.5% 5.91 15.3 837.4/sq mi (323.3/km2) 1953
Gramercy Town St. James 3,613 3,066 +17.8% 2.03 5.3 1,779.8/sq mi (687.2/km2) 1947
Grand Cane Village De Soto 242 191 +26.7% 1.13 2.9 214.2/sq mi (82.7/km2) 1899
Grand Coteau Town St. Landry 947 1,040 −8.9% 2.42 6.3 391.3/sq mi (151.1/km2) 1855
Grand Isle Town Jefferson 1,296 1,541 −15.9% 6.40 16.6 202.5/sq mi (78.2/km2) 1959
Grayson Village Caldwell 532 531 +0.2% 1.27 3.3 418.9/sq mi (161.7/km2) 1916
GreensburgParish seat Town St. Helena 718 631 +13.8% 2.52 6.5 284.9/sq mi (110.0/km2) 1869
Greenwood Town Caddo 3,219 2,458 +31.0% 8.98 23.3 358.5/sq mi (138.4/km2) 1970
GretnaParish seat City Jefferson 17,736 17,423 +1.8% 4.04 10.5 4,390.1/sq mi (1,695.0/km2) 1913
Grosse Tete Village Iberville 647 670 −3.4% 1.17 3.0 553.0/sq mi (213.5/km2) 1952
Gueydan Town Vermilion 1,398 1,598 −12.5% 0.91 2.4 1,536.3/sq mi (593.2/km2) 1899
Hall Summit Village Red River 300 264 +13.6% 1.67 4.3 179.6/sq mi (69.4/km2) 1961
Hammond City Tangipahoa 20,019 17,639 +13.5% 14.01 36.3 1,428.9/sq mi (551.7/km2) 1889
Harahan City Jefferson 9,277 9,885 −6.2% 2.01 5.2 4,615.4/sq mi (1,782.0/km2) 1920
HarrisonburgParish seat Village Catahoula 348 746 −53.4% 0.97 2.5 358.8/sq mi (138.5/km2) 1836
Haughton Town Bossier 3,454 2,792 +23.7% 5.27 13.6 655.4/sq mi (253.1/km2) 1921
Haynesville Town Claiborne 2,327 2,679 −13.1% 4.83 12.5 481.8/sq mi (186.0/km2) 1901
Heflin Village Webster 244 245 −0.4% 1.91 4.9 127.7/sq mi (49.3/km2) 1952
Henderson Town St. Martin 1,674 1,531 +9.3% 1.85 4.8 904.9/sq mi (349.4/km2) 1971
Hessmer Village Avoyelles 802 642 +24.9% 0.83 2.1 966.3/sq mi (373.1/km2) 1955
Hodge Village Jackson 470 492 −4.5% 0.97 2.5 484.5/sq mi (187.1/km2) 1928
HomerParish seat Town Claiborne 3,237 3,788 −14.5% 4.65 12.0 696.1/sq mi (268.8/km2) 1850
Hornbeck Town Vernon 480 435 +10.3% 1.15 3.0 417.4/sq mi (161.2/km2) 1902
Hosston Village Caddo 318 387 −17.8% 2.67 6.9 119.1/sq mi (46.0/km2) 1967
Ida Village Caddo 221 258 −14.3% 1.40 3.6 157.9/sq mi (60.9/km2) 1967
Independence Town Tangipahoa 1,665 1,724 −3.4% 2.27 5.9 733.5/sq mi (283.2/km2) 1903
Iota Town Acadia 1,500 1,376 +9.0% 1.27 3.3 1,181.1/sq mi (456.0/km2) 1902
Iowa Town Calcasieu 2,996 2,663 +12.5% 3.15 8.2 951.1/sq mi (367.2/km2) 1952
Jackson Town East Feliciana 3,842 4,130 −7.0% 4.46 11.6 861.4/sq mi (332.6/km2) 1832
Jamestown Town Bienville 139 149 −6.7% 1.75 4.5 79.4/sq mi (30.7/km2) 1967
Jeanerette City Iberia 5,530 5,997 −7.8% 2.29 5.9 2,414.8/sq mi (932.4/km2) 1878
Jean Lafitte Town Jefferson 1,903 2,137 −10.9% 5.86 15.2 324.7/sq mi (125.4/km2) 1974
JenaParish seat Town La Salle 3,398 2,971 +14.4% 5.50 14.2 617.8/sq mi (238.5/km2) 1909
JenningsParish seat City Jefferson Davis 10,383 10,986 −5.5% 10.40 26.9 998.4/sq mi (385.5/km2) 1888
JonesboroParish seat Town Jackson 4,704 3,914 +20.2% 4.84 12.5 971.9/sq mi (375.3/km2) 1901
Jonesville Town Catahoula 2,265 2,469 −8.3% 1.92 5.0 1,179.7/sq mi (455.5/km2) 1890
Junction City Village Claiborne, Union 582 652 −10.7% 1.22 3.2 477.0/sq mi (184.2/km2) 1907
Kaplan City Vermilion 4,600 5,177 −11.1% 2.32 6.0 1,982.8/sq mi (765.5/km2) 1903
Keachi Town De Soto 295 323 −8.7% 5.03 13.0 58.6/sq mi (22.6/km2) 1858
Kenner City Jefferson 66,702 70,517 −5.4% 14.87 38.5 4,485.7/sq mi (1,731.9/km2) 1867
Kentwood Town Tangipahoa 2,198 2,205 −0.3% 7.07 18.3 310.9/sq mi (120.0/km2) 1893
Kilbourne Village West Carroll 416 436 −4.6% 1.39 3.6 299.3/sq mi (115.6/km2) 1954
Killian Town Livingston 1,206 1,053 +14.5% 10.88 28.2 110.8/sq mi (42.8/km2) 1968
Kinder Town Allen 2,477 2,148 +15.3% 5.53 14.3 447.9/sq mi (172.9/km2) 1903
Krotz Springs Town St. Landry 1,198 1,219 −1.7% 1.73 4.5 692.5/sq mi (267.4/km2) 1917
LafayetteParish seat[e] Consolidated
Government
Lafayette 187,713 161,858 +16.0% 222.08 575.2 845.2/sq mi (326.4/km2) 1914
Lake Arthur Town Jefferson Davis 2,738 3,007 −8.9% 1.85 4.8 1,480.0/sq mi (571.4/km2) 1904
Lake CharlesParish seat City Calcasieu 71,993 71,757 +0.3% 42.06 108.9 1,711.7/sq mi (660.9/km2) 1867
Lake ProvidenceParish seat Town East Carroll 3,991 5,104 −21.8% 3.59 9.3 1,111.7/sq mi (429.2/km2) 1848
Lecompte Town Rapides 1,227 1,366 −10.2% 1.06 2.7 1,157.5/sq mi (446.9/km2) 1904
LeesvilleParish seat City Vernon 6,612 6,753 −2.1% 5.60 14.5 1,180.7/sq mi (455.9/km2) 1900
Leonville Town St. Landry 1,084 1,007 +7.6% 2.73 7.1 397.1/sq mi (153.3/km2) 1911
Lillie Village Union 118 139 −15.1% 1.93 5.0 61.1/sq mi (23.6/km2) 1966
Lisbon Village Claiborne 185 162 +14.2% 13.12 34.0 14.1/sq mi (5.4/km2) 1958
LivingstonParish seat Town Livingston 1,769 1,342 +31.8% 3.22 8.3 549.4/sq mi (212.1/km2) 1955
Livonia Town Pointe Coupee 1,442 1,339 +7.7% 1.89 4.9 763.0/sq mi (294.6/km2) 1959
Lockport Town Lafourche 2,578 2,624 −1.8% 0.64 1.7 4,028.1/sq mi (1,555.3/km2) 1899
Logansport Town De Soto 1,555 1,630 −4.6% 3.26 8.4 477.0/sq mi (184.2/km2) 1925
Longstreet Village De Soto 157 163 −3.7% 2.05 5.3 76.6/sq mi (29.6/km2) 1919
Loreauville Village Iberia 887 938 −5.4% 0.48 1.2 1,847.9/sq mi (713.5/km2) 1909
Lucky Village Bienville 272 355 −23.4% 8.17 21.2 33.3/sq mi (12.9/km2) 1974
Lutcher Town St. James 3,559 3,735 −4.7% 3.36 8.7 1,059.2/sq mi (409.0/km2) 1912
McNary Village Rapides 211 211 0.0% 1.84 4.8 114.7/sq mi (44.3/km2) 1913
Madisonville Town St. Tammany 748 677 +10.5% 2.49 6.4 300.4/sq mi (116.0/km2) 1817
Mamou Town Evangeline 3,242 3,566 −9.1% 1.40 3.6 2,315.7/sq mi (894.1/km2) 1911
Mandeville City St. Tammany 11,560 10,489 +10.2% 6.71 17.4 1,722.8/sq mi (665.2/km2) 1840
Mangham Town Richland 672 595 +12.9% 1.02 2.6 658.8/sq mi (254.4/km2) 1907
MansfieldParish seat City De Soto 5,001 5,582 −10.4% 3.65 9.5 1,370.1/sq mi (529.0/km2) 1847
Mansura Town Avoyelles 1,419 1,573 −9.8% 2.70 7.0 525.6/sq mi (202.9/km2) 1860
ManyParish seat Town Sabine 2,853 2,889 −1.2% 3.46 9.0 824.6/sq mi (318.4/km2) 1843
Maringouin Town Iberville 1,098 1,262 −13.0% 0.74 1.9 1,483.8/sq mi (572.9/km2) 1907
Marion Town Union 765 806 −5.1% 3.21 8.3 238.3/sq mi (92.0/km2) 1909
MarksvilleParish seat City Avoyelles 5,702 5,537 +3.0% 4.82 12.5 1,183.0/sq mi (456.8/km2) 1843
Martin Village Red River 594 625 −5.0% 11.55 29.9 51.4/sq mi (19.9/km2) 1971
Maurice Village Vermilion 964 642 +50.2% 2.12 5.5 454.7/sq mi (175.6/km2) 1911
Melville Town St. Landry 1,041 1,376 −24.3% 1.26 3.3 826.2/sq mi (319.0/km2) 1899
Mermentau Village Acadia 661 721 −8.3% 2.13 5.5 310.3/sq mi (119.8/km2) 1899
Mer Rouge Village Morehouse 628 721 −12.9% 1.17 3.0 536.8/sq mi (207.2/km2) 1898
Merryville Town Beauregard 1,103 1,126 −2.0% 9.79 25.4 112.7/sq mi (43.5/km2) 1912
MindenParish seat City Webster 13,082 13,027 +0.4% 14.97 38.8 873.9/sq mi (337.4/km2) 1854
MonroeParish seat City Ouachita 48,815 53,107 −8.1% 29.21 75.7 1,671.2/sq mi (645.2/km2) 1820
Montgomery Town Grant 730 787 −7.2% 2.07 5.4 352.7/sq mi (136.2/km2) 1859
Montpelier Village St. Helena 266 214 +24.3% 1.87 4.8 142.2/sq mi (54.9/km2) 1957
Mooringsport Town Caddo 793 833 −4.8% 1.16 3.0 683.6/sq mi (263.9/km2) 1910
Moreauville Village Avoyelles 929 922 +0.8% 3.03 7.8 306.6/sq mi (118.4/km2) 1904
Morgan City City St. Martin, St. Mary 12,404 12,703 −2.4% 5.98 15.5 2,074.2/sq mi (800.9/km2) 1860
Morganza Village Pointe Coupee 610 659 −7.4% 1.18 3.1 516.9/sq mi (199.6/km2) 1908
Morse Village Acadia 812 759 +7.0% 1.40 3.6 580.0/sq mi (223.9/km2) 1906
Mound Village Madison 19 12 +58.3% 0.52 1.3 36.5/sq mi (14.1/km2) 1916
Mount Lebanon Town Bienville 83 73 +13.7% 4.03 10.4 20.6/sq mi (8.0/km2) 1853
NapoleonvilleParish seat Village Assumption 660 686 −3.8% 0.17 0.44 3,882.4/sq mi (1,499.0/km2) 1878
Natchez Village Natchitoches 597 583 +2.4% 1.03 2.7 579.6/sq mi (223.8/km2) 1973
NatchitochesParish seat City Natchitoches 18,323 17,865 +2.6% 22.63 58.6 809.7/sq mi (312.6/km2) 1714
Newellton Town Tensas 1,187 1,482 −19.9% 0.76 2.0 1,561.8/sq mi (603.0/km2) 1900
New IberiaParish seat City Iberia 30,617 32,623 −6.1% 11.14 28.9 2,748.4/sq mi (1,061.2/km2) 1839
New Llano Town Vernon 2,504 2,415 +3.7% 0.97 2.5 2,581.4/sq mi (996.7/km2) 1942
New OrleansParish seat Consolidated
Government
Orleans 343,829 484,674 −29.1% 169.42 438.8 2,029.4/sq mi (783.6/km2) 1805
New RoadsParish seat City Pointe Coupee 4,831 4,966 −2.7% 4.58 11.9 1,054.8/sq mi (407.3/km2) 1894
Noble Village Sabine 252 259 −2.7% 1.03 2.7 244.7/sq mi (94.5/km2) 1901
North Hodge Village Jackson 388 436 −11.0% 0.68 1.8 570.6/sq mi (220.3/km2) 1953
Norwood Village East Feliciana 322 337 −4.5% 4.08 10.6 78.9/sq mi (30.5/km2) 1948
Oakdale City Allen 7,780 8,137 −4.4% 5.19 13.4 1,499.0/sq mi (578.8/km2) 1913
Oak GroveParish seat Town West Carroll 1,727 2,174 −20.6% 1.72 4.5 1,004.1/sq mi (387.7/km2) 1909
Oak Ridge Village Morehouse 144 142 +1.4% 0.99 2.6 145.5/sq mi (56.2/km2) 1882
OberlinParish seat Town Allen 1,770 1,853 −4.5% 4.38 11.3 404.1/sq mi (156.0/km2) 1900
Oil City Town Caddo 1,008 1,219 −17.3% 1.78 4.6 566.3/sq mi (218.6/km2) 1940
Olla Town La Salle 1,385 1,417 −2.3% 3.93 10.2 352.4/sq mi (136.1/km2) 1899
OpelousasParish seat City St. Landry 16,634 22,860 −27.2% 7.91 20.5 2,102.9/sq mi (811.9/km2) 1906
Palmetto Village St. Landry 164 188 −12.8% 0.89 2.3 184.3/sq mi (71.1/km2) 1912
Parks Village St. Martin 653 533 +22.5% 0.83 2.1 786.7/sq mi (303.8/km2) 1898
Patterson City St. Mary 6,112 5,130 +19.1% 2.52 6.5 2,425.4/sq mi (936.5/km2) 1906
Pearl River Town St. Tammany 2,506 1,839 +36.3% 3.49 9.0 718.1/sq mi (277.2/km2) 1906
Pine Prairie Village Evangeline 1,610 1,087 +48.1% 1.61 4.2 1,000.0/sq mi (386.1/km2) 1959
Pineville City Rapides 14,555 13,829 +5.2% 12.63 32.7 1,152.4/sq mi (444.9/km2) 1878
Pioneer Village West Carroll 156 171 −8.8% 1.09 2.8 143.1/sq mi (55.3/km2) 1911
Plain Dealing Town Bossier 1,015 1,071 −5.2% 1.58 4.1 642.4/sq mi (248.0/km2) 1890
PlaquemineParish seat City Iberville 7,119 7,064 +0.8% 2.92 7.6 2,438.0/sq mi (941.3/km2) 1838
Plaucheville Village Avoyelles 248 281 −11.7% 1.51 3.9 164.2/sq mi (63.4/km2) 1903
Pleasant Hill Village Sabine 723 786 −8.0% 1.61 4.2 449.1/sq mi (173.4/km2) 1874
Pollock Town Grant 469 376 +24.7% 1.29 3.3 363.6/sq mi (140.4/km2) 1911
Ponchatoula City Tangipahoa 6,559 5,180 +26.6% 4.75 12.3 1,380.8/sq mi (533.1/km2) 1861
Port AllenParish seat City West Baton Rouge 5,180 5,278 −1.9% 2.83 7.3 1,830.4/sq mi (706.7/km2) 1916
Port Barre Town St. Landry 2,055 2,287 −10.1% 1.07 2.8 1,920.6/sq mi (741.5/km2) 1911
Port Vincent Village Livingston 741 463 +60.0% 1.65 4.3 449.1/sq mi (173.4/km2) 1952
Powhatan Village Natchitoches 135 141 −4.3% 0.54 1.4 250.0/sq mi (96.5/km2) 1963
Provencal Village Natchitoches 611 708 −13.7% 2.46 6.4 248.4/sq mi (95.9/km2) 1956
Quitman Village Jackson 181 168 +7.7% 0.93 2.4 194.6/sq mi (75.1/km2) 1903
Rayne City Acadia 7,953 8,552 −7.0% 3.81 9.9 2,087.4/sq mi (806.0/km2) 1882
RayvilleParish seat Town Richland 3,695 4,234 −12.7% 2.31 6.0 1,599.6/sq mi (617.6/km2) 1889
Reeves Village Allen 232 209 +11.0% 2.42 6.3 95.9/sq mi (37.0/km2) 1911
Richmond Village Madison 577 499 +15.6% 1.66 4.3 347.6/sq mi (134.2/km2) 1973
Richwood Town Ouachita 3,392 2,115 +60.4% 2.55 6.6 1,330.2/sq mi (513.6/km2) 1974
Ridgecrest Town Concordia 694 801 −13.4% 0.43 1.1 1,614.0/sq mi (623.2/km2) 1961
Ringgold Town Bienville 1,495 1,660 −9.9% 2.32 6.0 644.4/sq mi (248.8/km2) 1855
Robeline Village Natchitoches 174 183 −4.9% 1.19 3.1 146.2/sq mi (56.5/km2) 1914
Rodessa Village Caddo 270 307 −12.1% 1.23 3.2 219.5/sq mi (84.8/km2) 1967
Rosedale Village Iberville 793 753 +5.3% 7.78 20.2 101.9/sq mi (39.4/km2) 1955
Roseland Town Tangipahoa 1,123 1,162 −3.4% 2.08 5.4 539.9/sq mi (208.5/km2) 1922
Rosepine Town Vernon 1,692 1,390 +21.7% 2.39 6.2 707.9/sq mi (273.3/km2) 1902
RustonParish seat City Lincoln 21,859 20,546 +6.4% 20.85 54.0 1,048.4/sq mi (404.8/km2) 1884
St. FrancisvilleParish seat Town West Feliciana 1,765 1,712 +3.1% 1.81 4.7 975.1/sq mi (376.5/km2) 1813
St. Gabriel City Iberville 6,677 5,514 +21.1% 29.66 76.8 225.1/sq mi (86.9/km2) 1994
St. JosephParish seat Town Tensas 1,176 1,340 −12.2% 0.89 2.3 1,321.3/sq mi (510.2/km2) 1901
St. MartinvilleParish seat City St. Martin 6,114 6,989 −12.5% 3.09 8.0 1,978.6/sq mi (764.0/km2) 1817
Saline Village Bienville 277 296 −6.4% 1.19 3.1 232.8/sq mi (89.9/km2) 1905
Sarepta Town Webster 891 925 −3.7% 1.60 4.1 556.9/sq mi (215.0/km2) 1955
Scott City Lafayette 8,614 7,870 +9.5% 11.12 28.8 774.6/sq mi (299.1/km2) 1907
Shongaloo Village Webster 182 162 +12.3% 7.88 20.4 23.1/sq mi (8.9/km2) 1967
ShreveportParish seat City Bossier, Caddo 199,311 200,145 −0.4% 105.38 272.9 1,891.4/sq mi (730.3/km2) 1839
Sibley Town Webster 1,218 1,098 +10.9% 3.86 10.0 315.5/sq mi (121.8/km2) 1905
Sicily Island Village Catahoula 526 453 +16.1% 0.57 1.5 922.8/sq mi (356.3/km2) 1947
Sikes Village Winn 119 120 −0.8% 1.56 4.0 76.3/sq mi (29.5/km2) 1946
Simmesport Town Avoyelles 2,161 2,239 −3.5% 2.18 5.6 991.3/sq mi (382.7/km2) 1925
Simpson Village Vernon 638 583 +9.4% 6.16 16.0 103.6/sq mi (40.0/km2) 1967
Simsboro Village Lincoln 841 684 +23.0% 3.48 9.0 241.7/sq mi (93.3/km2) 1906
Slaughter Town East Feliciana 997 1,011 −1.4% 5.48 14.2 181.9/sq mi (70.2/km2) 1889
Slidell City St. Tammany 27,068 25,695 +5.3% 14.84 38.4 1,824.0/sq mi (704.2/km2) 1888
Sorrento Town Ascension 1,401 1,227 +14.2% 3.42 8.9 409.6/sq mi (158.2/km2) 1956
South Mansfield Village De Soto 346 352 −1.7% 0.68 1.8 508.8/sq mi (196.5/km2) 1911
Spearsville Village Union 137 155 −11.6% 2.06 5.3 66.5/sq mi (25.7/km2) 1958
Springfield Town Livingston 487 395 +23.3% 1.40 3.6 347.9/sq mi (134.3/km2) 1838
Springhill City Webster 5,269 5,439 −3.1% 6.21 16.1 848.5/sq mi (327.6/km2) 1902
Stanley Village De Soto 107 145 −26.2% 2.17 5.6 49.3/sq mi (19.0/km2) 1953
Sterlington Town Ouachita 1,594 1,276 +24.9% 2.85 7.4 559.3/sq mi (215.9/km2) 1961
Stonewall Town De Soto 1,814 1,668 +8.8% 7.49 19.4 242.2/sq mi (93.5/km2) 1972
Sulphur City Calcasieu 20,410 20,512 −0.5% 9.99 25.9 2,043.0/sq mi (788.8/km2) 1914
Sun Village St. Tammany 470 471 −0.2% 4.25 11.0 110.6/sq mi (42.7/km2) 1958
Sunset Town St. Landry 2,897 2,352 +23.2% 3.11 8.1 931.5/sq mi (359.7/km2) 1904
TallulahParish seat City Madison 7,335 9,189 −20.2% 2.78 7.2 2,638.5/sq mi (1,018.7/km2) 1902
Tangipahoa Village Tangipahoa 748 747 +0.1% 1.00 2.6 748.0/sq mi (288.8/km2) 1959
Terrebonne ParishParish seat[f] Consolidated
Government
Terrebonne 111,860 104,503 +7.0% 1,231.81 3,190.4 90.8/sq mi (35.1/km2) 1834
ThibodauxParish seat City Lafourche 14,566 14,431 +0.9% 6.03 15.6 2,415.6/sq mi (932.7/km2) 1838
Tickfaw Village Tangipahoa 694 617 +12.5% 1.59 4.1 436.5/sq mi (168.5/km2) 1957
Tullos Town La Salle, Winn 385 419 −8.1% 1.58 4.1 243.7/sq mi (94.1/km2) 1926
Turkey Creek Village Evangeline 441 356 +23.9% 2.48 6.4 177.8/sq mi (68.7/km2) 1956
Urania Town La Salle 1,313 700 +87.6% 1.37 3.5 958.4/sq mi (370.0/km2) 1969
Varnado Village Washington 1,461 342 +327.2% 0.85 2.2 1,718.8/sq mi (663.6/km2) 1914
VidaliaParish seat Town Concordia 4,299 4,543 −5.4% 2.59 6.7 1,659.8/sq mi (640.9/km2) 1870
Vienna Town Lincoln 386 424 −9.0% 3.47 9.0 111.2/sq mi (42.9/km2) 1873
Ville PlatteParish seat City Evangeline 7,430 8,145 −8.8% 4.02 10.4 1,848.3/sq mi (713.6/km2) 1858
Vinton Town Calcasieu 3,212 3,338 −3.8% 5.00 12.9 642.4/sq mi (248.0/km2) 1910
Vivian Town Caddo 3,671 4,031 −8.9% 5.50 14.2 667.5/sq mi (257.7/km2) 1898
Walker Town Livingston 6,138 4,801 +27.8% 6.23 16.1 985.2/sq mi (380.4/km2) 1909
Washington Town St. Landry 964 1,082 −10.9% 0.83 2.1 1,161.4/sq mi (448.4/km2) 1835
Waterproof Town Tensas 688 834 −17.5% 0.70 1.8 982.9/sq mi (379.5/km2) 1872
Welsh Town Jefferson Davis 3,226 3,380 −4.6% 6.32 16.4 510.4/sq mi (197.1/km2) 1888
Westlake City Calcasieu 4,568 4,668 −2.1% 3.65 9.5 1,251.5/sq mi (483.2/km2) 1899
West Monroe City Ouachita 13,065 13,250 −1.4% 7.94 20.6 1,645.5/sq mi (635.3/km2) 1945
Westwego City Jefferson 8,534 10,763 −20.7% 3.11 8.1 2,744.1/sq mi (1,059.5/km2) 1919
White Castle Town Iberville 1,883 1,946 −3.2% 0.73 1.9 2,579.5/sq mi (995.9/km2) 1884
Wilson Village East Feliciana 595 668 −10.9% 2.71 7.0 219.6/sq mi (84.8/km2) 1899
WinnfieldParish seat City Winn 4,840 5,749 −15.8% 3.64 9.4 1,329.7/sq mi (513.4/km2) 1900
WinnsboroParish seat City Franklin 4,910 5,344 −8.1% 4.08 10.6 1,203.4/sq mi (464.6/km2) 1902
Wisner Town Franklin 964 1,140 −15.4% 0.80 2.1 1,205.0/sq mi (465.3/km2) 1938
Woodworth Town Rapides 1,096 1,080 +1.5% 8.57 22.2 127.9/sq mi (49.4/km2) 1942
Youngsville City Lafayette 8,105 3,992 +103.0% 10.95 28.4 740.2/sq mi (285.8/km2) 1908
Zachary City East Baton Rouge 14,960 11,275 +32.7% 23.93 62.0 625.2/sq mi (241.4/km2) 1882
Zwolle Town Sabine 1,759 1,783 −1.3% 3.25 8.4 541.2/sq mi (209.0/km2) 1898
Total 2,054,571 2,517,844 −18.4% 3,402.15 8,811.5 1,189.1/sq mi (459.1/km2)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Baton Rouge consolidated with East Baton Rouge Parish in 1947, which combined the City of Baton Rouge government with the rural areas of the parish. Population and area figures reflect the exclusion of Baker, Central, and Zachary from East Baton Rouge Parish.
  2. ^ The total population declined due to Central becoming a separate incorporated town on November 27, 2005
  3. ^ The town incorporated on November 27, 2005 and thus does not appear on the 2000 census.[8]
  4. ^ The town incorporated on October 7, 2000 and thus does not appear on the 2000 census.[8]
  5. ^ Lafayette city consolidated with Lafayette Parish. Public works and other services, such as land use and plat review, are operated by Lafayette Consolidated Government to serve the City of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish. Population and area figures thus reflect the exclusion of Broussard (portion located within Lafayette Parish), Carencro, Duson (portion located within Lafayette Parish), Scott, and Youngsville from Lafayette Parish.[9]
  6. ^ Houma city is the parish seat, but is not a governmental unit having consolidated its functions with Terrebonne Parish. Since Houma city retains its city status under state law, the Census Bureau includes it as an incorporated place.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "GCT-PH1 – Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – State — Place and (in selected states) County Subdivision". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Louisiana: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. III-2. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Louisiana State Legislature. "2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes TITLE 33 - Municipalities and Parishes RS 33:1 - Petition for incorporation; contents; circulation; required signatures". Louisiana State Legislature. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Louisiana State Legislature. "2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes TITLE 33 - Municipalities and Parishes RS 33:341 - Division into cities, towns, and villages". Louisiana State Legislature. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ Louisiana State Legislature. "2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes TITLE 33 - Municipalities and Parishes RS 33:342 - Change in classification of municipality; governor's proclamation; census not conclusive; judicial notice". Louisiana State Legislature. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ Louisiana State Legislature. "2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes TITLE 33 - Municipalities and Parishes RS 33:361 - Municipal powers". Louisiana State Legislature. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Municipal Directory". Louisiana Municipal Association. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "2000-2010 Entity Changes" (txt). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  9. ^ Brand, Anna; Villavaso, Stephen (Spring 2011). "Revisiting Palermo: The Twentieth Anniversary of Louisiana's Landmark Land Use Rights and Zoning Decision and it's Legacy for Planning in Louisiana". Loyola Law Review. 57 (1): 113–133. 


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