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Donaldsonville is in Ascension Parish, in the Baton Rouge metro area.

It is the parish seat.

The community was named for William Donaldson of New Orleans.

The latitude of Donaldsonville is 30.100N. The longitude is -90.992W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,552.


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Median household income
Local
$24,084
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Donaldsonville demographic reports
Donaldsonville is at the confluence of the Mississippi River and Bayou LaFourche.
Site of 1863 Civil War battle in which freed slaves led a Union victory.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Sunshine Festival - Oct. 19-21, 2007
  • Juneteenth Family Reunion & Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Donaldsonville web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Donaldsonville residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Donaldsonville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Donaldsonville was $12,009, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Donaldsonville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Donaldsonville include Ascension Parish Courthouse, Jail, and Louisiana Square, Donaldsonville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Donaldsonville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $228.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $779.


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Libraries in Donaldsonville include Donaldsonville Branch ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Donaldsonville workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Donaldsonville include Best Western Plantation Inn, Magnolia Motel.

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