List of municipalities in Louisiana

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Louisiana is a state located in the Southern United States. The 2020 United States census says that 4,657,757 people live in Louisiana. It is 43,203.90 square miles (111,897.6 km2) in size. In the United States it is number 25 in population and number 33 in land area.[1]

Map of the United States with Louisiana highlighted

Louisiana has 64 parishes (counties). It has 304 municipalities (cities, towns, or villages). Four of the municipalities in Louisiana are "consolidated city-parishes". This means that these cities and the counties around them have one government.[2] 7.8% of the state has municipalities on it. 46.4% of people in Louisiana live in municipalities.[1]

Groups of people living in an area can become municipalities if enough people live there.[3] Municipalities can be cities, towns or villages. In Louisiana, a city has at least five thousand people living in it. A town has more than one thousand people living in it, but fewer than five thousand people living in it. A village has one thousand or fewer people living in it.[4] The governor of a municipality can change whether it is a town, city, or village. This happens if the board of aldermen ask for it and if a different number of people live there now.[5]

The biggest municipality in Louisiana is New Orleans. It has the most people (383,997 people live there) and also has the biggest area (169.42 sq mi (438.8 km2)).[1] The municipality with the fewest people is Mound, which has twelve people living in it. The municipality with the smallest area is Napoleonville, which is 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2) in size.[1] Natchitoches has been a municipality the longest. It has been a municipality since 1712. Central is the newest municipality. It has been a municipality since 2005. [6]

List of municipalities change

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Name Type[1] Parish[1] Population
(2020)[7]
Population
(2010)[1]
Change Land area
(2010)[1]
Population density Year it became a municipality[6]
sq mi km2
Abbeville City Vermilion 11,186 12,257 −8.7% 6.04 15.6 1,852.0/sq mi (715.1/km2) 1850
Abita Springs Town St. Tammany 2,631 2,365 +11.2% 4.48 11.6 587.3/sq mi (226.8/km2) 1903
Addis Town West Baton Rouge 6,731 3,593 +87.3% 4.20 10.9 1,602.6/sq mi (618.8/km2) 1915
Albany Town Livingston 1,235 1,088 +13.5% 1.12 2.9 1,102.7/sq mi (425.8/km2) 1953
Alexandria City Rapides 46,180 47,723 −3.2% 28.41 73.6 1,625.5/sq mi (627.6/km2) 1818
Amite City Town Tangipahoa 4,005 4,141 −3.3% 3.87 10.0 1,034.9/sq mi (399.6/km2) 1861
Anacoco Village Vernon 851 869 −2.1% 3.08 8.0 276.3/sq mi (106.7/km2) 1979
Angie Village Washington 258 251 +2.8% 1.53 4.0 168.6/sq mi (65.1/km2) 1908
Arcadia Town Bienville 2,746 2,919 −5.9% 3.05 7.9 900.3/sq mi (347.6/km2) 1855
Arnaudville Town St. Landry, St. Martin 1,009 1,057 −4.5% 0.69 1.8 1,462.3/sq mi (564.6/km2) 1870
Ashland Village Natchitoches 194 269 −27.9% 26.91 69.7 7.2/sq mi (2.8/km2) 1963
Athens Village Claiborne 237 249 −4.8% 2.24 5.8 105.8/sq mi (40.8/km2) 1902
Atlanta Village Winn 149 163 −8.6% 1.08 2.8 138.0/sq mi (53.3/km2) 1907
Baker City East Baton Rouge 12,455 13,895 −10.4% 8.30 21.5 1,500.6/sq mi (579.4/km2) 1944
Baldwin Town St. Mary 1,762 2,436 −27.7% 3.22 8.3 547.2/sq mi (211.3/km2) 1913
Ball Town Rapides 3,961 4,000 −1.0% 8.08 20.9 490.2/sq mi (189.3/km2) 1972
Basile Town Acadia, Evangeline 1,214 1,821 −33.3% 1.16 3.0 1,046.6/sq mi (404.1/km2) 1911
Baskin Village Franklin 210 254 −17.3% 1.33 3.4 157.9/sq mi (61.0/km2) 1917
Bastrop City Morehouse 9,691 11,365 −14.7% 8.90 23.1 1,088.9/sq mi (420.4/km2) 1852
Baton Rouge [a] Consolidated
Government
East Baton Rouge 227,470 229,493 −0.88% 76.95 199.3 2,956.1/sq mi (1,141.4/km2) 1817
Belcher Village Caddo 248 263 −5.7% 1.56 4.0 159.0/sq mi (61.4/km2) 1966
Benton Town Bossier 2,048 1,948 +5.1% 1.95 5.1 1,050.3/sq mi (405.5/km2) 1876
Bernice Town Union 1,356 1,689 −19.7% 3.23 8.4 419.8/sq mi (162.1/km2) 1899
Berwick Town St. Mary 4,771 4,946 −3.5% 5.90 15.3 808.6/sq mi (312.2/km2) 1907
Bienville Village Bienville 191 218 −12.4% 11.04 28.6 17.3/sq mi (6.7/km2) 1904
Blanchard Town Caddo 3,538 2,899 +22.0% 3.99 10.3 886.7/sq mi (342.4/km2) 1961
Bogalusa City Washington 10,659 12,232 −12.9% 9.50 24.6 1,122.0/sq mi (433.2/km2) 1914
Bonita Village Morehouse 170 284 −40.1% 1.35 3.5 125.9/sq mi (48.6/km2) 1903
Bossier City City Bossier 62,701 61,315 +2.3% 42.34 109.7 1,480.9/sq mi (571.8/km2) 1951
Boyce Town Rapides 888 1,004 −11.6% 0.46 1.2 1,930.4/sq mi (745.3/km2) 1887
Breaux Bridge City St. Martin 7,513 8,139 −7.7% 7.72 20.0 973.2/sq mi (375.8/km2) 1859
Broussard City Lafayette, St. Martin 13,417 8,197 +63.7% 16.40 42.5 818.1/sq mi (315.9/km2) 1905
Brusly Town West Baton Rouge 2,578 2,589 −0.4% 2.21 5.7 1,166.5/sq mi (450.4/km2) 1901
Bryceland Village Bienville 87 108 −19.4% 2.33 6.0 37.3/sq mi (14.4/km2) 1911
Bunkie City Avoyelles 3,346 4,171 −19.8% 2.68 6.9 1,248.5/sq mi (482.0/km2) 1885
Calvin Village Winn 242 238 +1.7% 2.29 5.9 105.7/sq mi (40.8/km2) 1951
Campti Town Natchitoches 887 1,056 −16.0% 1.04 2.7 852.9/sq mi (329.3/km2) 1857
Cankton Village St. Landry 583 484 +20.5% 2.04 5.3 285.8/sq mi (110.3/km2) 1960
Carencro City Lafayette 9,272 7,526 +23.2% 7.61 19.7 1,218.4/sq mi (470.4/km2) 1905
Castor Village Bienville 230 258 −10.9% 1.19 3.1 193.3/sq mi (74.6/km2) 1920
Central City East Baton Rouge 29,565 26,864 +10.1% 62.24 161.2 475.0/sq mi (183.4/km2) 2005
Chataignier Village Evangeline 259 364 −28.8% 0.63 1.6 411.1/sq mi (158.7/km2) 1972
Chatham Town Jackson 491 557 −11.8% 0.99 2.6 496.0/sq mi (191.5/km2) 1909
Cheneyville Town Rapides 468 625 −25.1% 1.02 2.6 458.8/sq mi (177.1/km2) 1836
Choudrant Village Lincoln 989 845 +17.0% 3.85 10.0 256.9/sq mi (99.2/km2) 1915
Church Point Town Acadia 4,179 4,560 −8.4% 2.89 7.5 1,446.0/sq mi (558.3/km2) 1898
Clarence Village Natchitoches 326 499 −34.7% 1.57 4.1 207.6/sq mi (80.2/km2) 1951
Clarks Village Caldwell 1,052 1,017 +3.4% 0.96 2.5 1,095.8/sq mi (423.1/km2) 1953
Clayton Town Concordia 584 711 −17.9% 1.58 4.1 369.6/sq mi (142.7/km2) 1946
Clinton Town East Feliciana 1,340 1,653 −18.9% 2.74 7.1 489.1/sq mi (188.8/km2) 1852
Colfax Town Grant 1,428 1,558 −8.3% 1.49 3.9 958.4/sq mi (370.0/km2) 1878
Collinston Village Morehouse 274 287 −4.5% 1.13 2.9 242.5/sq mi (93.6/km2) 1904
Columbia Town Caldwell 277 390 −29.0% 0.76 2.0 364.5/sq mi (140.7/km2) 1847
Converse Village Sabine 379 440 −13.9% 2.18 5.6 173.9/sq mi (67.1/km2) 1921
Cottonport Town Avoyelles 2,023 2,006 +0.8% 2.01 5.2 1,006.5/sq mi (388.6/km2) 1888
Cotton Valley Town Webster 787 1,009 −22.0% 2.63 6.8 299.2/sq mi (115.5/km2) 1912
Coushatta Town Red River 1,752 1,964 −10.8% 3.34 8.7 524.6/sq mi (202.5/km2) 1872
Covington City St. Tammany 11,564 8,765 +31.9% 7.98 20.7 1,449.1/sq mi (559.5/km2) 1816
Creola Village Grant 242 213 +13.6% 0.41 1.1 590.2/sq mi (227.9/km2) 2000
Crowley City Acadia 11,710 13,265 −11.7% 5.75 14.9 2,036.5/sq mi (786.3/km2) 1887
Cullen Town Webster 716 1,163 −38.4% 1.15 3.0 622.6/sq mi (240.4/km2) 1955
Delcambre Town Iberia, Vermilion 1,793 1,866 −3.9% 1.16 3.0 1,545.7/sq mi (596.8/km2) 1907
Delhi Town Richland 2,622 2,919 −10.2% 2.88 7.5 910.4/sq mi (351.5/km2) 1900
Delta Village Madison 232 284 −18.3% 3.90 10.1 59.5/sq mi (23.0/km2) 1969
Denham Springs City Livingston 9,286 10,215 −9.1% 7.29 18.9 1,273.8/sq mi (491.8/km2) 1903
DeQuincy City Calcasieu 3,144 3,235 −2.8% 3.18 8.2 988.7/sq mi (381.7/km2) 1947
DeRidder City Beauregard, Vernon 9,852 10,578 −6.9% 9.14 23.7 1,077.9/sq mi (416.2/km2) 1903
Dixie Inn Village Webster 293 273 +7.3% 0.47 1.2 623.4/sq mi (240.7/km2) 1976
Dodson Village Winn 294 337 −12.8% 2.25 5.8 130.7/sq mi (50.5/km2) 1901
Donaldsonville City Ascension 6,695 7,436 −10.0% 3.79 9.8 1,766.5/sq mi (682.0/km2) 1813
Downsville Village Lincoln, Union 120 141 −14.9% 0.74 1.9 162.2/sq mi (62.6/km2) 1972
Doyline Village Webster 674 818 −17.6% 3.33 8.6 202.4/sq mi (78.1/km2) 1948
Dry Prong Village Grant 455 436 +4.4% 1.32 3.4 344.7/sq mi (133.1/km2) 1947
Dubach Town Lincoln 908 961 −5.5% 1.82 4.7 498.9/sq mi (192.6/km2) 1901
Dubberly Village Webster 250 273 −8.4% 3.94 10.2 63.5/sq mi (24.5/km2) 1959
Duson Town Acadia, Lafayette 1,326 1,716 −22.7% 2.76 7.1 480.4/sq mi (185.5/km2) 1909
East Hodge Village Jackson 204 289 −29.4% 0.23 0.60 887.0/sq mi (342.5/km2) 1968
Edgefield Village Red River 204 218 −6.4% 0.25 0.65 816.0/sq mi (315.1/km2) 1966
Elizabeth Village Allen 417 532 −21.6% 1.64 4.2 254.3/sq mi (98.2/km2) 1964
Elton Town Jefferson Davis 992 1,128 −12.1% 1.64 4.2 604.9/sq mi (233.6/km2) 1911
Epps Village West Carroll 358 854 −58.1% 0.97 2.5 369.1/sq mi (142.5/km2) 1939
Erath Town Vermilion 2,028 2,114 −4.1% 1.76 4.6 1,152.3/sq mi (444.9/km2) 1898
Eros Town Jackson 130 155 −16.1% 1.00 2.6 130.0/sq mi (50.2/km2) 1905
Estherwood Village Acadia 694 889 −21.9% 1.86 4.8 373.1/sq mi (144.1/km2) 1901
Eunice City Acadia, St. Landry 9,422 10,398 −9.4% 5.13 13.3 1,836.6/sq mi (709.1/km2) 1894
Evergreen Town Avoyelles 215 310 −30.6% 1.02 2.6 210.8/sq mi (81.4/km2) 1871
Farmerville Town Union 3,366 3,860 −12.8% 5.78 15.0 582.4/sq mi (224.9/km2) 1842
Fenton Village Jefferson Davis 226 379 −40.4% 0.41 1.1 551.2/sq mi (212.8/km2) 1951
Ferriday Town Concordia 3,189 3,511 −9.2% 1.63 4.2 1,956.4/sq mi (755.4/km2) 1906
Fisher Village Sabine 197 230 −14.3% 0.61 1.6 323.0/sq mi (124.7/km2) 1971
Florien Village Sabine 553 633 −12.6% 2.23 5.8 248.0/sq mi (95.8/km2) 1959
Folsom Village St. Tammany 769 716 +7.4% 1.64 4.2 468.9/sq mi (181.0/km2) 1915
Fordoche Town Pointe Coupee 910 928 −1.9% 2.43 6.3 374.5/sq mi (144.6/km2) 1961
Forest Village West Carroll 304 355 −14.4% 1.67 4.3 182.0/sq mi (70.3/km2) 1967
Forest Hill Village Rapides 605 818 −26.0% 3.26 8.4 185.6/sq mi (71.7/km2) 1921
Franklin City St. Mary 6,728 7,660 −12.2% 9.92 25.7 678.2/sq mi (261.9/km2) 1820
Franklinton Town Washington 3,662 3,857 −5.1% 4.37 11.3 838.0/sq mi (323.6/km2) 1861
French Settlement Village Livingston 1,073 1,116 −3.9% 2.73 7.1 393.0/sq mi (151.7/km2) 1965
Georgetown Town Grant 277 327 −15.3% 1.30 3.4 213.1/sq mi (82.3/km2) 1949
Gibsland Town Bienville 773 979 −21.0% 2.63 6.8 293.9/sq mi (113.5/km2) 1903
Gilbert Village Franklin 449 521 −13.8% 0.94 2.4 477.7/sq mi (184.4/km2) 1912
Gilliam Village Caddo 123 164 −25.0% 2.00 5.2 61.5/sq mi (23.7/km2) 1968
Glenmora Town Rapides 1,087 1,342 −19.0% 1.73 4.5 628.3/sq mi (242.6/km2) 1914
Golden Meadow Town Lafourche 1,761 2,101 −16.2% 2.45 6.3 718.8/sq mi (277.5/km2) 1950
Goldonna Village Natchitoches 428 430 −0.5% 11.00 28.5 38.9/sq mi (15.0/km2) 1911
Gonzales City Ascension 12,231 9,781 +25.0% 8.38 21.7 1,459.5/sq mi (563.5/km2) 1922
Grambling City Lincoln 5,239 4,949 +5.9% 5.91 15.3 886.5/sq mi (342.3/km2) 1953
Gramercy Town St. James 2,932 3,613 −18.8% 2.03 5.3 1,444.3/sq mi (557.6/km2) 1947
Grand Cane Village De Soto 217 242 −10.3% 1.13 2.9 192.0/sq mi (74.1/km2) 1899
Grand Coteau Town St. Landry 776 947 −18.1% 2.42 6.3 320.7/sq mi (123.8/km2) 1855
Grand Isle Town Jefferson 1,005 1,296 −22.5% 6.40 16.6 157.0/sq mi (60.6/km2) 1959
Grayson Village Caldwell 449 532 −15.6% 1.27 3.3 353.5/sq mi (136.5/km2) 1916
Greensburg Town St. Helena 629 718 −12.4% 2.52 6.5 249.6/sq mi (96.4/km2) 1869
Greenwood Town Caddo 3,166 3,219 −1.6% 8.98 23.3 352.6/sq mi (136.1/km2) 1970
Gretna City Jefferson 17,814 17,736 +0.4% 4.04 10.5 4,409.4/sq mi (1,702.5/km2) 1913
Grosse Tete Village Iberville 548 647 −15.3% 1.17 3.0 468.4/sq mi (180.9/km2) 1952
Gueydan Town Vermilion 1,165 1,398 −16.7% 0.91 2.4 1,280.2/sq mi (494.3/km2) 1899
Hall Summit Village Red River 268 300 −10.7% 1.67 4.3 160.5/sq mi (62.0/km2) 1961
Hammond City Tangipahoa 19,584 20,019 −2.2% 14.01 36.3 1,397.9/sq mi (539.7/km2) 1889
Harahan City Jefferson 9,116 9,277 −1.7% 2.01 5.2 4,535.3/sq mi (1,751.1/km2) 1920
Harrisonburg Village Catahoula 277 348 −20.4% 0.97 2.5 285.6/sq mi (110.3/km2) 1836
Haughton Town Bossier 4,539 3,454 +31.4% 5.27 13.6 861.3/sq mi (332.5/km2) 1921
Haynesville Town Claiborne 2,039 2,327 −12.4% 4.83 12.5 422.2/sq mi (163.0/km2) 1901
Heflin Village Webster 213 244 −12.7% 1.91 4.9 111.5/sq mi (43.1/km2) 1952
Henderson Town St. Martin 1,617 1,674 −3.4% 1.85 4.8 874.1/sq mi (337.5/km2) 1971
Hessmer Village Avoyelles 772 802 −3.7% 0.83 2.1 930.1/sq mi (359.1/km2) 1955
Hodge Village Jackson 382 470 −18.7% 0.97 2.5 393.8/sq mi (152.0/km2) 1928
Homer Town Claiborne 2,747 3,237 −15.1% 4.65 12.0 590.8/sq mi (228.1/km2) 1850
Hornbeck Town Vernon 430 480 −10.4% 1.15 3.0 373.9/sq mi (144.4/km2) 1902
Hosston Village Caddo 244 318 −23.3% 2.67 6.9 91.4/sq mi (35.3/km2) 1967
Houma[b] Consolidated
Government
Terrebonne 33,406 33,727 −1.0% 14.42 37.3 2,316.6/sq mi (894.4/km2) 1834
Ida Village Caddo 217 221 −1.8% 1.40 3.6 155.0/sq mi (59.8/km2) 1967
Independence Town Tangipahoa 1,635 1,665 −1.8% 2.27 5.9 720.3/sq mi (278.1/km2) 1903
Iota Town Acadia 1,304 1,500 −13.1% 1.27 3.3 1,026.8/sq mi (396.4/km2) 1902
Iowa Town Calcasieu 3,436 2,996 +14.7% 3.15 8.2 1,090.8/sq mi (421.2/km2) 1952
Jackson Town East Feliciana 3,990 3,842 +3.9% 4.46 11.6 894.6/sq mi (345.4/km2) 1832
Jamestown Town Bienville 100 139 −28.1% 1.75 4.5 57.1/sq mi (22.0/km2) 1967
Jeanerette City Iberia 4,813 5,530 −13.0% 2.29 5.9 2,101.7/sq mi (811.5/km2) 1878
Jean Lafitte Town Jefferson 1,809 1,903 −4.9% 5.86 15.2 308.7/sq mi (119.2/km2) 1974
Jena Town La Salle 4,155 3,398 +22.3% 5.50 14.2 755.5/sq mi (291.7/km2) 1909
Jennings City Jefferson Davis 9,837 10,383 −5.3% 10.40 26.9 945.9/sq mi (365.2/km2) 1888
Jonesboro Town Jackson 4,106 4,704 −12.7% 4.84 12.5 848.3/sq mi (327.5/km2) 1901
Jonesville Town Catahoula 1,728 2,265 −23.7% 1.92 5.0 900.0/sq mi (347.5/km2) 1890
Junction City Village Claiborne, Union 437 582 −24.9% 1.22 3.2 358.2/sq mi (138.3/km2) 1907
Kaplan City Vermilion 4,352 4,600 −5.4% 2.32 6.0 1,875.9/sq mi (724.3/km2) 1903
Keachi Town De Soto 243 295 −17.6% 5.03 13.0 48.3/sq mi (18.6/km2) 1858
Kenner City Jefferson 66,448 66,702 −0.4% 14.87 38.5 4,468.6/sq mi (1,725.3/km2) 1867
Kentwood Town Tangipahoa 2,145 2,198 −2.4% 7.07 18.3 303.4/sq mi (117.1/km2) 1893
Kilbourne Village West Carroll 351 416 −15.6% 1.39 3.6 252.5/sq mi (97.5/km2) 1954
Killian Town Livingston 1,177 1,206 −2.4% 10.88 28.2 108.2/sq mi (41.8/km2) 1968
Kinder Town Allen 2,170 2,477 −12.4% 5.53 14.3 392.4/sq mi (151.5/km2) 1903
Krotz Springs Town St. Landry 904 1,198 −24.5% 1.73 4.5 522.5/sq mi (201.7/km2) 1917
Lafayette[c] Consolidated
Government
Lafayette 121,374 120,623 +0.6% 49.23 127.5 2,465.4/sq mi (951.9/km2) 1836
Lake Arthur Town Jefferson Davis 2,595 2,738 −5.2% 1.85 4.8 1,402.7/sq mi (541.6/km2) 1904
Lake Charles City Calcasieu 84,872 71,993 +17.9% 42.06 108.9 2,017.9/sq mi (779.1/km2) 1867
Lake Providence Town East Carroll 3,587 3,991 −10.1% 3.59 9.3 999.2/sq mi (385.8/km2) 1848
Lecompte Town Rapides 845 1,227 −31.1% 1.06 2.7 797.2/sq mi (307.8/km2) 1904
Leesville City Vernon 5,649 6,612 −14.6% 5.60 14.5 1,008.8/sq mi (389.5/km2) 1900
Leonville Town St. Landry 868 1,084 −19.9% 2.73 7.1 317.9/sq mi (122.7/km2) 1911
Lillie Village Union 111 118 −5.9% 1.93 5.0 57.5/sq mi (22.2/km2) 1966
Lisbon Village Claiborne 173 185 −6.5% 13.12 34.0 13.2/sq mi (5.1/km2) 1958
Livingston Town Livingston 1,877 1,769 +6.1% 3.22 8.3 582.9/sq mi (225.1/km2) 1955
Livonia Town Pointe Coupee 1,212 1,442 −16.0% 1.89 4.9 641.3/sq mi (247.6/km2) 1959
Lockport Town Lafourche 2,490 2,578 −3.4% 0.64 1.7 3,890.6/sq mi (1,502.2/km2) 1899
Logansport Town De Soto 1,340 1,555 −13.8% 3.26 8.4 411.0/sq mi (158.7/km2) 1925
Longstreet Village De Soto 115 157 −26.8% 2.05 5.3 56.1/sq mi (21.7/km2) 1919
Loreauville Village Iberia 658 887 −25.8% 0.48 1.2 1,370.8/sq mi (529.3/km2) 1909
Lucky Village Bienville 251 272 −7.7% 8.17 21.2 30.7/sq mi (11.9/km2) 1974
Lutcher Town St. James 3,133 3,559 −12.0% 3.36 8.7 932.4/sq mi (360.0/km2) 1912
McNary Village Rapides 201 211 −4.7% 1.84 4.8 109.2/sq mi (42.2/km2) 1913
Madisonville Town St. Tammany 850 748 +13.6% 2.49 6.4 341.4/sq mi (131.8/km2) 1817
Mamou Town Evangeline 2,936 3,242 −9.4% 1.40 3.6 2,097.1/sq mi (809.7/km2) 1911
Mandeville City St. Tammany 13,192 11,560 +14.1% 6.71 17.4 1,966.0/sq mi (759.1/km2) 1840
Mangham Town Richland 624 672 −7.1% 1.02 2.6 611.8/sq mi (236.2/km2) 1907
Mansfield City De Soto 4,714 5,001 −5.7% 3.65 9.5 1,291.5/sq mi (498.7/km2) 1847
Mansura Town Avoyelles 1,320 1,419 −7.0% 2.70 7.0 488.9/sq mi (188.8/km2) 1860
Many Town Sabine 2,571 2,853 −9.9% 3.46 9.0 743.1/sq mi (286.9/km2) 1843
Maringouin Town Iberville 891 1,098 −18.9% 0.74 1.9 1,204.1/sq mi (464.9/km2) 1907
Marion Town Union 623 765 −18.6% 3.21 8.3 194.1/sq mi (74.9/km2) 1909
Marksville City Avoyelles 5,065 5,702 −11.2% 4.82 12.5 1,050.8/sq mi (405.7/km2) 1843
Martin Village Red River 524 594 −11.8% 11.55 29.9 45.4/sq mi (17.5/km2) 1971
Maurice Village Vermilion 2,118 964 +119.7% 2.12 5.5 999.1/sq mi (385.8/km2) 1911
Melville Town St. Landry 759 1,041 −27.1% 1.26 3.3 602.4/sq mi (232.6/km2) 1899
Mermentau Village Acadia 516 661 −21.9% 2.13 5.5 242.3/sq mi (93.6/km2) 1899
Mer Rouge Village Morehouse 491 628 −21.8% 1.17 3.0 419.7/sq mi (162.0/km2) 1898
Merryville Town Beauregard 967 1,103 −12.3% 9.79 25.4 98.8/sq mi (38.1/km2) 1912
Minden City Webster 11,928 13,082 −8.8% 14.97 38.8 796.8/sq mi (307.6/km2) 1854
Monroe City Ouachita 47,702 48,815 −2.3% 29.21 75.7 1,633.1/sq mi (630.5/km2) 1820
Montgomery Town Grant 622 730 −14.8% 2.07 5.4 300.5/sq mi (116.0/km2) 1859
Montpelier Village St. Helena 196 266 −26.3% 1.87 4.8 104.8/sq mi (40.5/km2) 1957
Mooringsport Town Caddo 748 793 −5.7% 1.16 3.0 644.8/sq mi (249.0/km2) 1910
Moreauville Village Avoyelles 984 929 +5.9% 3.03 7.8 324.8/sq mi (125.4/km2) 1904
Morgan City City St. Martin, St. Mary 11,472 12,404 −7.5% 5.98 15.5 1,918.4/sq mi (740.7/km2) 1860
Morganza Village Pointe Coupee 525 610 −13.9% 1.18 3.1 444.9/sq mi (171.8/km2) 1908
Morse Village Acadia 599 812 −26.2% 1.40 3.6 427.9/sq mi (165.2/km2) 1906
Mound Village Madison 12 19 −36.8% 0.52 1.3 23.1/sq mi (8.9/km2) 1916
Mount Lebanon Town Bienville 66 83 −20.5% 4.03 10.4 16.4/sq mi (6.3/km2) 1853
Napoleonville Village Assumption 540 660 −18.2% 0.17 0.44 3,176.5/sq mi (1,226.5/km2) 1878
Natchez Village Natchitoches 489 597 −18.1% 1.03 2.7 474.8/sq mi (183.3/km2) 1973
Natchitoches City Natchitoches 18,039 18,323 −1.5% 22.63 58.6 797.1/sq mi (307.8/km2) 1714
Newellton Town Tensas 886 1,187 −25.4% 0.76 2.0 1,165.8/sq mi (450.1/km2) 1900
New Iberia City Iberia 28,555 30,617 −6.7% 11.14 28.9 2,563.3/sq mi (989.7/km2) 1839
New Llano Town Vernon 2,213 2,504 −11.6% 0.97 2.5 2,281.4/sq mi (880.9/km2) 1942
New Orleans Consolidated
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Orleans 383,997 343,829 +11.7% 169.42 438.8 2,266.5/sq mi (875.1/km2) 1805
New Roads City Pointe Coupee 4,549 4,831 −5.8% 4.58 11.9 993.2/sq mi (383.5/km2) 1894
Noble Village Sabine 200 252 −20.6% 1.03 2.7 194.2/sq mi (75.0/km2) 1901
North Hodge Village Jackson 296 388 −23.7% 0.68 1.8 435.3/sq mi (168.1/km2) 1953
Norwood Village East Feliciana 279 322 −13.4% 4.08 10.6 68.4/sq mi (26.4/km2) 1948
Oakdale City Allen 6,692 7,780 −14.0% 5.19 13.4 1,289.4/sq mi (497.8/km2) 1913
Oak Grove Town West Carroll 1,441 1,727 −16.6% 1.72 4.5 837.8/sq mi (323.5/km2) 1909
Oak Ridge Village Morehouse 124 144 −13.9% 0.99 2.6 125.3/sq mi (48.4/km2) 1882
Oberlin Town Allen 1,402 1,770 −20.8% 4.38 11.3 320.1/sq mi (123.6/km2) 1900
Oil City Town Caddo 901 1,008 −10.6% 1.78 4.6 506.2/sq mi (195.4/km2) 1940
Olla Town La Salle 1,295 1,385 −6.5% 3.93 10.2 329.5/sq mi (127.2/km2) 1899
Opelousas City St. Landry 15,786 16,634 −5.1% 7.91 20.5 1,995.7/sq mi (770.5/km2) 1906
Palmetto Village St. Landry 92 164 −43.9% 0.89 2.3 103.4/sq mi (39.9/km2) 1912
Parks Village St. Martin 640 653 −2.0% 0.83 2.1 771.1/sq mi (297.7/km2) 1898
Patterson City St. Mary 5,931 6,112 −3.0% 2.52 6.5 2,353.6/sq mi (908.7/km2) 1906
Pearl River Town St. Tammany 2,565 2,506 +2.4% 3.49 9.0 735.0/sq mi (283.8/km2) 1906
Pine Prairie Village Evangeline 1,490 1,610 −7.5% 1.61 4.2 925.5/sq mi (357.3/km2) 1959
Pineville City Rapides 14,384 14,555 −1.2% 12.63 32.7 1,138.9/sq mi (439.7/km2) 1878
Pioneer Village West Carroll 149 156 −4.5% 1.09 2.8 136.7/sq mi (52.8/km2) 1911
Plain Dealing Town Bossier 893 1,015 −12.0% 1.58 4.1 565.2/sq mi (218.2/km2) 1890
Plaquemine City Iberville 6,269 7,119 −11.9% 2.92 7.6 2,146.9/sq mi (828.9/km2) 1838
Plaucheville Village Avoyelles 221 248 −10.9% 1.51 3.9 146.4/sq mi (56.5/km2) 1903
Pleasant Hill Village Sabine 617 723 −14.7% 1.61 4.2 383.2/sq mi (148.0/km2) 1874
Pollock Town Grant 394 469 −16.0% 1.29 3.3 305.4/sq mi (117.9/km2) 1911
Ponchatoula City Tangipahoa 7,822 6,559 +19.3% 4.75 12.3 1,646.7/sq mi (635.8/km2) 1861
Port Allen City West Baton Rouge 4,939 5,180 −4.7% 2.83 7.3 1,745.2/sq mi (673.8/km2) 1916
Port Barre Town St. Landry 1,751 2,055 −14.8% 1.07 2.8 1,636.4/sq mi (631.8/km2) 1911
Port Vincent Village Livingston 646 741 −12.8% 1.65 4.3 391.5/sq mi (151.2/km2) 1952
Powhatan Village Natchitoches 101 135 −25.2% 0.54 1.4 187.0/sq mi (72.2/km2) 1963
Provencal Village Natchitoches 528 611 −13.6% 2.46 6.4 214.6/sq mi (82.9/km2) 1956
Quitman Village Jackson 160 181 −11.6% 0.93 2.4 172.0/sq mi (66.4/km2) 1903
Rayne City Acadia 7,236 7,953 −9.0% 3.81 9.9 1,899.2/sq mi (733.3/km2) 1882
Rayville Town Richland 3,347 3,695 −9.4% 2.31 6.0 1,448.9/sq mi (559.4/km2) 1889
Reeves Village Allen 221 232 −4.7% 2.42 6.3 91.3/sq mi (35.3/km2) 1911
Richmond Village Madison 511 577 −11.4% 1.66 4.3 307.8/sq mi (118.8/km2) 1973
Richwood Town Ouachita 3,881 3,392 +14.4% 2.55 6.6 1,522.0/sq mi (587.6/km2) 1974
Ridgecrest Town Concordia 583 694 −16.0% 0.43 1.1 1,355.8/sq mi (523.5/km2) 1961
Ringgold Town Bienville 1,379 1,495 −7.8% 2.32 6.0 594.4/sq mi (229.5/km2) 1855
Robeline Village Natchitoches 117 174 −32.8% 1.19 3.1 98.3/sq mi (38.0/km2) 1914
Rodessa Village Caddo 192 270 −28.9% 1.23 3.2 156.1/sq mi (60.3/km2) 1967
Rosedale Village Iberville 664 793 −16.3% 7.78 20.2 85.3/sq mi (32.9/km2) 1955
Roseland Town Tangipahoa 880 1,123 −21.6% 2.08 5.4 423.1/sq mi (163.4/km2) 1922
Rosepine Town Vernon 1,519 1,692 −10.2% 2.39 6.2 635.6/sq mi (245.4/km2) 1902
Ruston City Lincoln 22,166 21,859 +1.4% 20.85 54.0 1,063.1/sq mi (410.5/km2) 1884
St. Francisville Town West Feliciana 1,557 1,765 −11.8% 1.81 4.7 860.2/sq mi (332.1/km2) 1813
St. Gabriel City Iberville 6,433 6,677 −3.7% 29.66 76.8 216.9/sq mi (83.7/km2) 1994
St. Joseph Town Tensas 831 1,176 −29.3% 0.89 2.3 933.7/sq mi (360.5/km2) 1901
St. Martinville City St. Martin 5,379 6,114 −12.0% 3.09 8.0 1,740.8/sq mi (672.1/km2) 1817
Saline Village Bienville 265 277 −4.3% 1.19 3.1 222.7/sq mi (86.0/km2) 1905
Sarepta Town Webster 717 891 −19.5% 1.60 4.1 448.1/sq mi (173.0/km2) 1955
Scott City Lafayette 8,119 8,614 −5.7% 11.12 28.8 730.1/sq mi (281.9/km2) 1907
Shongaloo Village Webster 151 182 −17.0% 7.88 20.4 19.2/sq mi (7.4/km2) 1967
Shreveport City Bossier, Caddo 187,593 199,311 −5.9% 105.38 272.9 1,780.2/sq mi (687.3/km2) 1839
Sibley Town Webster 1,127 1,218 −7.5% 3.86 10.0 292.0/sq mi (112.7/km2) 1905
Sicily Island Village Catahoula 366 526 −30.4% 0.57 1.5 642.1/sq mi (247.9/km2) 1947
Sikes Village Winn 112 119 −5.9% 1.56 4.0 71.8/sq mi (27.7/km2) 1946
Simmesport Town Avoyelles 1,468 2,161 −32.1% 2.18 5.6 673.4/sq mi (260.0/km2) 1925
Simpson Village Vernon 585 638 −8.3% 6.16 16.0 95.0/sq mi (36.7/km2) 1967
Simsboro Village Lincoln 803 841 −4.5% 3.48 9.0 230.7/sq mi (89.1/km2) 1906
Slaughter Town East Feliciana 1,035 997 +3.8% 5.48 14.2 188.9/sq mi (72.9/km2) 1889
Slidell City St. Tammany 28,781 27,068 +6.3% 14.84 38.4 1,939.4/sq mi (748.8/km2) 1888
Sorrento Town Ascension 1,514 1,401 +8.1% 3.42 8.9 442.7/sq mi (170.9/km2) 1956
South Mansfield Village De Soto 333 346 −3.8% 0.68 1.8 489.7/sq mi (189.1/km2) 1911
Spearsville Village Union 126 137 −8.0% 2.06 5.3 61.2/sq mi (23.6/km2) 1958
Springfield Town Livingston 427 487 −12.3% 1.40 3.6 305.0/sq mi (117.8/km2) 1838
Springhill City Webster 4,801 5,269 −8.9% 6.21 16.1 773.1/sq mi (298.5/km2) 1902
Stanley Village De Soto 132 107 +23.4% 2.17 5.6 60.8/sq mi (23.5/km2) 1953
Sterlington Town Ouachita 1,980 1,594 +24.2% 2.85 7.4 694.7/sq mi (268.2/km2) 1961
Stonewall Town De Soto 2,273 1,814 +25.3% 7.49 19.4 303.5/sq mi (117.2/km2) 1972
Sulphur City Calcasieu 21,809 20,410 +6.9% 9.99 25.9 2,183.1/sq mi (842.9/km2) 1914
Sun Village St. Tammany 392 470 −16.6% 4.25 11.0 92.2/sq mi (35.6/km2) 1958
Sunset Town St. Landry 2,909 2,897 +0.4% 3.11 8.1 935.4/sq mi (361.2/km2) 1904
Tallulah City Madison 6,286 7,335 −14.3% 2.78 7.2 2,261.2/sq mi (873.1/km2) 1902
Tangipahoa Village Tangipahoa 425 748 −43.2% 1.00 2.6 425.0/sq mi (164.1/km2) 1959
Thibodaux City Lafourche 15,948 14,566 +9.5% 6.03 15.6 2,644.8/sq mi (1,021.2/km2) 1838
Tickfaw Village Tangipahoa 635 694 −8.5% 1.59 4.1 399.4/sq mi (154.2/km2) 1957
Tullos Town La Salle, Winn 304 385 −21.0% 1.58 4.1 192.4/sq mi (74.3/km2) 1926
Turkey Creek Village Evangeline 394 441 −10.7% 2.48 6.4 158.9/sq mi (61.4/km2) 1956
Urania Town La Salle 698 1,313 −46.8% 1.37 3.5 509.5/sq mi (196.7/km2) 1969
Varnado Village Washington 330 1,461 −77.4% 0.85 2.2 388.2/sq mi (149.9/km2) 1914
Vidalia Town Concordia 4,027 4,299 −6.3% 2.59 6.7 1,554.8/sq mi (600.3/km2) 1870
Vienna Town Lincoln 483 386 +25.1% 3.47 9.0 139.2/sq mi (53.7/km2) 1873
Ville Platte City Evangeline 6,303 7,430 −15.2% 4.02 10.4 1,567.9/sq mi (605.4/km2) 1858
Vinton Town Calcasieu 3,400 3,212 +5.9% 5.00 12.9 680.0/sq mi (262.5/km2) 1910
Vivian Town Caddo 3,073 3,671 −16.3% 5.50 14.2 558.7/sq mi (215.7/km2) 1898
Walker Town Livingston 6,374 6,138 +3.8% 6.23 16.1 1,023.1/sq mi (395.0/km2) 1909
Washington Town St. Landry 742 964 −23.0% 0.83 2.1 894.0/sq mi (345.2/km2) 1835
Waterproof Town Tensas 541 688 −21.4% 0.70 1.8 772.9/sq mi (298.4/km2) 1872
Welsh Town Jefferson Davis 3,333 3,226 +3.3% 6.32 16.4 527.4/sq mi (203.6/km2) 1888
Westlake City Calcasieu 4,781 4,568 +4.7% 3.65 9.5 1,309.9/sq mi (505.8/km2) 1899
West Monroe City Ouachita 13,103 13,065 +0.3% 7.94 20.6 1,650.3/sq mi (637.2/km2) 1945
Westwego City Jefferson 8,568 8,534 +0.4% 3.11 8.1 2,755.0/sq mi (1,063.7/km2) 1919
White Castle Town Iberville 1,722 1,883 −8.6% 0.73 1.9 2,358.9/sq mi (910.8/km2) 1884
Wilson Village East Feliciana 348 595 −41.5% 2.71 7.0 128.4/sq mi (49.6/km2) 1899
Winnfield City Winn 4,153 4,840 −14.2% 3.64 9.4 1,140.9/sq mi (440.5/km2) 1900
Winnsboro City Franklin 4,862 4,910 −1.0% 4.08 10.6 1,191.7/sq mi (460.1/km2) 1902
Wisner Town Franklin 771 964 −20.0% 0.80 2.1 963.8/sq mi (372.1/km2) 1938
Woodworth Town Rapides 1,762 1,096 +60.8% 8.57 22.2 205.6/sq mi (79.4/km2) 1942
Youngsville City Lafayette 15,929 8,105 +96.5% 10.95 28.4 1,454.7/sq mi (561.7/km2) 1908
Zachary City East Baton Rouge 19,316 14,960 +29.1% 23.93 62.0 807.2/sq mi (311.7/km2) 1882
Zwolle Town Sabine 1,638 1,759 −6.9% 3.25 8.4 504.0/sq mi (194.6/km2) 1898
Total 2,162,160 2,517,844 −14.1% 3,402.15 8,811.5 1,251.3/sq mi (483.1/km2)

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  1. Baton Rouge consolidated with East Baton Rouge Parish in 1947, which combined the City of Baton Rouge government with the unincorporated areas of the parish. However, the Census only counts the population within Baton Rouge's city limits. This does not include the unincorporated areas. Baton Rouge would be the largest municipality in the state with a population of 384,452 if the 2010 Census included the consolidated areas in Baton Rouge's population.
  2. Houma city is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, but is not a governmental unit having consolidated its functions with the parish. Since Houma city retains its city status under state law, the Census Bureau includes it as an incorporated place. Houma would be the largest municipality by land area with an area of 1,231.81 sq mi (and a population of 111,860) if the Census included the consolidated area within Houma's borders.[2]
  3. Lafayette was originally known as Vermilionville, which was incorporated in 1826. Its name was changed to Lafayette in 1884. Lafayette city government has been 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. However, the Census only counts the population within city limits. This does not include the unincorporated areas. The population including the consolidated areas is 187,713 and the land area is 222.08 sq mi.[8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "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. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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. 6.0 6.1 "Municipal Directory". Louisiana Municipal Association. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  7. "Explore Census Data".
  8. Brand, Anna; Villavaso, Stephen (Spring 2011). "Revisiting Palermo: The Twentieth Anniversary of Louisiana's Landmark Land Use Rights and Zoning Decision and its Legacy for Planning in Louisiana". Loyola Law Review. 57 (1): 113–133.