Population data shows every town in Jackson Parish lost residents over last ten years

Northeast Louisiana is considered for the most part to be a rural area. Populationi figures from 2020 bears that fact out as 12 of the 14 least populated areas in the state are in Northeast Louisiana. What may come as a surprise, with 15,031 residents, Jackson Parish has the highest population among the fourteen with the least, checking in at #51 of the 64 parishes. Neighboring parishes such as Winn, Bienville and Caldwell are just behind coming in at #54, #55 and #59 respectively in the population ranks.

As far as towns go, Jonesboro is shown to be home 4,351 residents, which is more than double than the rest of the towns in Jackson Parish combined and the 120th most populated town/city in the state of the 474 listed.

New Orleans is shown to be the most populated city in the state with 388,424 residents which is an 11.69% increase since 2010. In North Louisiana, Shreveport has the most with 182,616. The town of Mound is the least populated with just 16 residents.

Every town in Jackson Parish shows losses in population over the last ten years with the parish losing a total of 476 residents. The population of Jonesboro is 7.20% less than in 2010, one of three that is averaged a little more than a 7% loss over the last ten year. Hodge showed the highest loss at 9.20% less than ten years ago while Chatham, which is the next most populated town with 540 residents had the lowest percentage of loss at 3.57%. 

Comparative population figures in Jackson Parish in 2020 and 2010

TOWN 2020 2010 % CHANGE
Jonesboro 4,371 4,710 – 7.20%
Chatham 540 560 – 3.57%
Hodge 426 471 – 9.55%
North Hodge 368 389 – 5.40%
East Hodge 267 289 – 7.61%
Quitman 168 181 – 7.18%
Eros 149 155 – 3.87%


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