Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Ascension Parish: Parish in Louisiana, United States


Ascension Parish is a county located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,215 and a population density of 137 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 128,665 inhabitants. Its county seat is Donaldsonville. The county was created 216 years ago in 1807.

Ascension Parish locator map
Location of Ascension Parish on Louisiana map.

Quick Facts about Ascension Parish

Population : 128,665 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
Area : 784 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.75%
Land as percent of area : 96.25%
Named for : Ascension of Our Lord Chapel
Altitude : 7 feet / 2 meters
Capital : Donaldsonville
Establishment : March 03, 1807
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 09:37:56 (3rd March 2024)
Density : 164 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 16.67% (2010-2020)
DonaldsonvilleCourthouse image
DonaldsonvilleCourthouse image


Ascension Parish is located at 30°12'13"N 90°54'41"W (30.2035400, -90.9112900). It has 5 neighbors: Assumption Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, Iberville Parish, Livingston Parish and Saint James Parish.

Ascension Parish map

Ascension Parish Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Ascension Parish.

City Name Population Title
Gonzales 11,245 City in Louisiana, United States
Donaldsonville 8,638 City in Louisiana, United States
Sorrento 1,719 Human settlement in Louisiana, United States of America
Oak Grove 1,518 Town in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana

Ascension Parish has 5 neighbours.

  • Donaldsonville


The population of Ascension Parish increased by 16.67% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 107,215 - census
2011 110,075 2.6% estimation process
2012 112,218 1.91% estimation process
2013 114,636 2.11% estimation process
2014 117,282 2.26% estimation process
2015 119,374 1.75% estimation process
2016 121,558 1.8% estimation process
2017 123,177 1.31% estimation process
2018 124,858 1.35% estimation process
2019 126,604 1.38% estimation process
2020 128,665 1.6% estimation process

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People born in Ascension Parish (7)

People born in Ascension Parish, including politician Boyd Winchester, musician Pops Foster, politician Joseph Gonzales, .


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