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The 2000 Census showed that Caddo Parish had a population of 252,161 people. This represented 5.64% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 4th most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Caddo had a population of 253,623 people. This is an increase of 0.58% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010254,969+1.11%+0.53% since 2009
2009253,623+0.58%+0.4% since 2008
2008252,614+0.18% 
2007252,414+0.1%-0.37% since 2006
2006253,344+0.47%+1.2% since 2005
2005250,339-0.72%+0.12% since 2004
2004250,038-0.84%+0.26% since 2003
2003249,387-1.1%-0.17% since 2002
2002249,820-0.93%-0.42% since 2001
2001250,864-0.51%-0.51% since 2000
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2000252,161The Last Census

Caddo Parish had 108,296 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Caddo Parish has a total area<3> of 936 square miles [2,426 km²]. Of this total, 881 square miles [2,284 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.86%) being water (54.9 square miles [142.2 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Caddo Parish had a population density of 285.9 people per square mile [110.4 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 64 parishes).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Caddo Parish is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Caddo and the state of Louisiana.

Click here for the Caddo Parish QuickFact (QF-22017).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Caddo Parish:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

Below are the parishes that adjoin and form the boundaries of Caddo Parish. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

ParishCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Lafayette (AR)QF-05073   N7,5048,559-12.33%
Miller (AR)QF-05091   N43,52240,4437.61%
BossierQF-22015   NE111,49298,31013.41%
De SotoQF-22031   S26,40125,4943.56%
Red RiverQF-22081   SE9,0039,622-6.43%
Cass (TX)QF-48067   NW29,20330,438-4.06%
Harrison (TX)QF-48203   W64,79562,1104.32%
Marion (TX)QF-48315   NW10,30610,941-5.8%
Panola (TX)QF-48365   SW23,31022,7562.43%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Caddo. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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