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Part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area, Ascension Parish is home to 119,455 Louisiana residents. There were 40,110 households represented during the last census. When you consider the 292 square miles of land and the current population, this county has a population density of 401 people per square mile.
Donaldsonville is the county seat. Adjacent parishes include East Baton Rouge Parish to the north, St. John the Baptist Parish to the east, and Iberville Parish to the west. Other neighboring parishes are Livingston Parish to the northeast, St. James Parish to the southeast, and Assumption Parish to the southwest.
Cities and towns in Ascension Parish are Donaldsonville, Gonzales, Sorrento, Lemannville, and Prairieville. This parish has 39 unincorporated communities.
Ascension Parish is well-known for its fantastic festivals. One of the most popular is the Jambalaya Festival. Residents enjoy lively music, delicious food, and plenty of fun activities. Celebrate the best of Blues, Cajun, and Creole music at the Swamp Pop Festival. Take to the bright blue sky during the Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Ascension Parish School Board serves the students of this county. This school district has fourteen primary schools, two elementary schools, seven middle schools, and four high schools. The district manages the Apple Digital Academy for students in grades K – 12. They offer an alternative learning program, a blended learning program, and the Ascension Pathways program.
Interesting Facts About Ascension Parish
- The median household income is $70,551.
- The median home value is $168,600.
- The average commute is 30 minutes.
- The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 88.1%.
- The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 26%.
Wondering about the weather in Ascension Parish? Expect the highest number of sunny days in October and November, but be sure to grab your umbrella for the 6.75 inches of rainfall in January. The average high temperature is 92 degrees in June. The average low temperature is 42 degrees in January.
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