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The parish is in the Baton Rouge metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 87,164. This was an increase of 13.75% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Ascension Parish was $25,432. This was an increase of 20.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 82% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
7% of Ascension Parish residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ascension Parish ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Ascension Parish include Ascension Catholic Cemetery, Buena Vista Cemetery, Burnside Cemetery, Cornerview Cemetery, Doug Decoteau Cemetery, Ebenezer, Emanuel Cemetery, Faithful Cemetery, Ficklin Cemetery, Hope Haven Mausoleum and Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Ascension Parish include Acy, Brittany, Burnside, Darrow, Donaldsonville, Duplessis, Galvez, Geismar, Gonzales, Lake ... View communities
Colleges in Ascension Parish include Louisiana Technical College - Ascension Campus ... View colleges
School districts in Ascension Parish include Ascension Parish Schools Board ... View school districts
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Libraries in Ascension Parish include Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville Branch, Galvez Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ascension Parish include Gonzales Ascension Citizen ... View newspapers
Ascension Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ascension Parish political report.
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