by Elliott Stonecipher
Today’s release of data from the U. S. Census Bureau’s official population Estimates program shows Caddo Parish’s population dropping again over the past data year.
Caddo population as of July 1, 2014, stood at 252,603, down from 255,164 one year earlier, a loss of -2,561 residents, or -1.0%.
Compared to the 2010 Census headcount, Caddo has lost -2,366 residents, from 254,969 on April 1, 2010 to the new total of 252,603 for July 1, 2014.
Caddo population had risen during the period mid-year 2010 to mid-year 2012, up to 257,328, but in the two years since, as Haynesville Shale activity dropped and the General Motors plant closed, the population has dropped -4,725, or -1.9%.
Since the 2010 Census, Bossier Parish population has risen from 116,979 to 125,064, an increase of 8,085 residents, or +6.9%.
In Webster Parish, the current population count of 40,333 is a loss of -874 residents, -2.1%, since the 2010 Census count of 41,207.
DeSoto Parish’s current total of 27,142 is up from 26,656 in the 2010 count, +486 residents, +1.8%.
Louisiana’s population has increased +2.6% since the 2010 Census, an increase notably attributable to foreign in-migrants.
The population of Caddo Parish peaked at 264,653 in 1986. This latest count of 252,603 is a loss of -12,050 residents, or -4.6% since.
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