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Ascension Parish, LA
The parish was named for an ecclesiastical district

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Ascension Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana.

The parish is in the Baton Rouge metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 87,164. This was an increase of  13.75% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$44,288
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ascension Parish demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Ascension Parish was $25,432. This was an increase of 20.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 82% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Donaldsonville

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7% of Ascension Parish residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ascension Parish ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Ascension Parish include Ascension Catholic Cemetery, Buena Vista Cemetery, Burnside Cemetery, Cornerview Cemetery, Doug Decoteau Cemetery, Ebenezer, Emanuel Cemetery, Faithful Cemetery, Ficklin Cemetery, Hope Haven Mausoleum and Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Ascension Parish include Acy, Brittany, Burnside, Darrow, Donaldsonville, Duplessis, Galvez, Geismar, Gonzales, Lake ... View communities

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Colleges in Ascension Parish include Louisiana Technical College - Ascension Campus ... View colleges

School districts in Ascension Parish include Ascension Parish Schools Board ... View school districts

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Libraries in Ascension Parish include Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville Branch, Galvez Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ascension Parish include Gonzales Ascension Citizen ... View newspapers

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Ascension Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ascension Parish political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Ascension Parish include Americas Best, Best Western Inn, Best Western Plantation Inn, Highland Inn, Holiday Inn Gonzales, Magnolia Motel, Western Inn Gonzales

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