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Assumption Parish

Assumption Parish is located in southeastern Louisiana, United States. It is situated along the banks of the Bayou Lafourche and is part of the Acadiana region. The parish was established in 1807 and was named after the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Geographically, Assumption Parish covers an area of approximately 365 square miles (945 square kilometers). It is bordered by the parishes of Lafourche, St. James, Ascension, Iberville, and St. Martin. The parish seat is the city of Napoleonville, and other notable communities include Pierre Part, Labadieville, and Paincourtville.

As of 2021, Assumption Parish had an estimated population of around 22,000 people. The area has a mix of cultures, including French, Cajun, and African influences. Assumption Parish is known for its strong sense of community and preservation of its cultural heritage.

Agriculture is an important industry in Assumption Parish. The fertile soils in the area support the cultivation of crops such as sugarcane, soybeans, corn, and rice. Fishing and aquaculture, particularly for catfish and crawfish, are also significant economic activities.

Assumption Parish offers recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The area is known for its bayous, lakes, and waterways, which provide opportunities for boating, fishing, and birdwatching. Lake Verret, in particular, is a popular spot for fishing and water sports.

The parish is home to several historic sites and landmarks. Notable attractions include the Assumption Parish Courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum, which showcases the region's cultural history.

Assumption Parish is served by the Assumption Parish School Board, which operates public schools in the area.

Overall, Assumption Parish offers a blend of rural charm, cultural heritage, and natural beauty. It provides a close-knit community atmosphere and a tranquil environment for those seeking a slower pace of life.

Population & More

Population: 21,891

Median Household Income: $ 43,759

Persons in poverty: 18.8 %

High school graduate: 74.4 %

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.6 %

Persons without health insurance: 10.1 %

Households: 8,552

Number of Companies: 1,520

Men owned firms: 797

Women owned firms: 463

Veterans: 1,157

Cities & Zip Codes: MORGAN CITY, 70380 - DONALDSONVILLE, 70346 - Napoleonville, 70390 - Pierre Part, 70339 - BELLE ROSE, 70341 - LABADIEVILLE, 73720 - Plattenville, 70393 - Paincourtville, 70391 - Thibodaux, 70301

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