77th Fastest Growing County In the
Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Ascension Parish is the 77th fastest growing county in the US
based on rate of growth between January 2000 and July 2006 for
all counties that began the century with more than ten
thousand inhabitants, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau
Ascension Parish which was founded in 1807, grew in population
to 76,627 by the year 2000. In the six years that marked the
beginning of the 21st Century, the parish increased the number
of inhabitants by 27 percent bringing the estimated total
population in July 2006 to 97,335.
The outstanding growth of the last six years has made
Ascension Parish the fastest growing parish in the
Pelican State of Louisiana and the 77th fastest in the nation.
The median value for homes within the 292 square mile
jurisdiction of Ascension Parish was $103,800 in 2000 but the
Bureau had no statistics on home value for 2006. Determining
how the rapid growth may have affected the value of homes in
the area is difficult but the current auctions that follow
should give some indication of the bargains still available.