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The 2000 Census showed that Webster Parish had a population of 41,831 people. This represented 0.94% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 28th most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Webster had a population of 40,544 people. This is a decrease of 3.08% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201041,207-1.49%+1.64% since 2009
200940,544-3.08%-0.2% since 2008
200840,625-2.88%-0.29% since 2007
200740,742-2.6%-0.31% since 2006
200640,869-2.3%+0.13% since 2005
200440,844-2.36%-0.13% since 2003
200340,898-2.23%-0.84% since 2002
200241,243-1.41%-0.17% since 2001
200141,314-1.24%-1.24% since 2000
200041,831The Last Census

Webster Parish had 18,991 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Webster Parish has a total area<3> of 615 square miles [1,593 km²]. Of this total, 595 square miles [1,541 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.23%) being water (19.85 square miles [51.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Webster Parish had a population density of 70.3 people per square mile [27.13 people/km²], making it the state's 26th 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 Webster Parish is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Webster and the state of Louisiana.

Click here for the Webster Parish QuickFact (QF-22119).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Columbia (AR)QF-05027   N23,85425,603-6.83%
Lafayette (AR)QF-05073   N7,5048,559-12.33%
BienvilleQF-22013   SE14,72915,752-6.49%
BossierQF-22015   SW111,49298,31013.41%
ClaiborneQF-22027   E16,11816,851-4.35%

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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 Webster. 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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