[2] Louisiana's municipalities cover only 7.9% of the state's land mass but are home to 45.3% of its population. The same is true for both historical features and cultural features such as hospitals, parks, schools and airports. Copyright © 2020 HTL, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Public works and other services, such as land use and, List of census-designated places in Louisiana, List of unincorporated communities in Louisiana, "GCT-PH1 – Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – State — Place and (in selected states) County Subdivision", "Louisiana: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing", "2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes TITLE 33 - Municipalities and Parishes RS 33:1 - Petition for incorporation; contents; circulation; required signatures", "2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes TITLE 33 - Municipalities and Parishes RS 33:341 - Division into cities, towns, and villages", "2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes TITLE 33 - Municipalities and Parishes RS 33:342 - Change in classification of municipality; governor's proclamation; census not conclusive; judicial notice", "2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes TITLE 33 - Municipalities and Parishes RS 33:361 - Municipal powers", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_municipalities_in_Louisiana&oldid=981957115, Lists of cities in the United States by state, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Largest municipalities in Louisiana by population, This page was last edited on 5 October 2020, at 11:18. Also see Parish: Census Data | Physical, Cultural & Historical Features | ZIP Codes | Land, Farms, & Ranches. [1] The first municipality to incorporate was Natchitoches in 1712 and the newest is Central in 2005.

There are 578 parish governing authority districts, which are nongovernmental, nonfunctioning subdivisions of the parish used for conducting elections. Nearby physical features such as streams, islands and lakes are listed along with maps and driving directions.

Houma city is a nonfunctioning geographic entity with separate boundaries within the consolidated government. Also see Louisiana Parish: ZIP Codes | Physical, Cultural & Historical Features | Census Data | Land, Farms, & Ranches. This does not include the unincorporated areas. Houma city is a nonfunctioning geographic entity with separate boundaries within the consolidated government. [3] Municipal corporations are divided based on population into three classes: cities, towns, and villages. [1], According to the 2015 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes, residents of any unincorporated area may propose to incorporate as a municipality if the area meets prescribed minimum population thresholds.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Louisiana is the 25th most populous state with 4,533,479 inhabitants and the 33rd largest by land area spanning 43,203.90 square miles of land. Note that for smaller populated places, the weather report may be for the nearest weather reporting station or airport. Since Houma city retains its city status under state law, the Census Bureau includes it as an incorporated place. Terrebonne Parish and Houma city are governmentally consolidated at the parish level but are not coextensive. [5] Municipalities are granted powers to perform functions required by local governments including the levy and collection of taxes and to assume indebtedness.

Baton Rouge city retains separate boundaries and some municipal functions. Lafayette city consolidated with Lafayette Parish. Lafayette city maintains separate boundaries and some municipal functions. Orleans Parish and New Orleans city are governmentally consolidated at the city level. Baton Rouge would be the largest municipality in the state with a population of 384,452 if the Census included the consolidated areas in Baton Rouge's population. Those having five thousand inhabitants or more are classified as cities; those having less than five thousand but more than one thousand inhabitants are classified as towns; and those having one thousand or fewer inhabitants are classified as villages. The governing body of each parish is the police jury, except for Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes which each have parish councils. The complete category list for larger cities and towns includes: Arts & Culture, Census Data, Community Organizations, State and Local Government, Health & Medical, Newcomer Information, Local News Papers & Radio, Parks & Recreation, Pets & Hobbies, Schools & Libraries, Social Services, Travel and Tourism. Full color Parish (County) maps, list of cities, towns, State of Louisiana. However, the Census only counts the population within Baton Rouge's city limits.

[4] The governor may change the classification of the municipality if the board of aldermen requests a change and a census shows that the population has increased or decreased making it eligible for a different classification. Louisiana Parishes and Administrative Cities: Acadia Parish - Crowley Allen Parish - Oberlin Ascension Parish - Donaldsonville Assumption Parish - Napoleonville Avoyelles Parish - Marksville Beauregard Parish - De Ridder Bienville Parish - Arcadia Bossier Parish - Benton Caddo Parish - Shreveport Calcasieu Parish - Lake Charles Caldwell Parish - Columbia The town incorporated on October 7, 2000 and thus does not appear on the 2000 census. There are 579 county subdivisions in Louisiana … [1] The largest municipality by land area is New Orleans, which spans 169.42 sq mi (438.8 km2), while Napoleonville is the smallest at 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2). Each profile includes the current weather plus a seven day forecast. [1] Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes, which are equivalent to counties, and contains 308 incorporated municipalities consisting of four consolidated city-parishes, and 304 cities, towns, and villages. Baton Rouge consolidated with East Baton Rouge Parish in 1947, which combined the City of Baton Rouge government with the unincorporated areas of the parish. Terrebonne Parish and Houma city are governmentally consolidated at the parish level but are not coextensive. [7], Skyline of New Orleans, the largest municipality in Louisiana, Baton Rouge, capital and second largest municipality in Louisiana, Skyline of Shreveport, Louisiana's third largest municipality, Lafayette, Louisiana's fourth largest municipality, Lake Charles, fifth largest municipality in Louisiana, .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  Parish seat, Lists of cities in the United States by state or territory. The U.S. state of Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes (French: paroisses, Spanish: parroquias) in the same manner that Alaska is divided into boroughs, and 48 other states are divided into counties.

There are 579 county subdivisions in Louisiana known as minor civil divisions (MCDs). Houma city is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, but is not a governmental unit having consolidated its functions with the parish. East Baton Rouge Parish and Baton Rouge city are partially consolidated governmentally at the parish level. The governing body of each parish is the police jury, except for Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes which each have parish councils. The Louisiana Parishes section of the gazetteer lists the cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions for each of the 64 Louisiana Parishes.

Four parishes are not considered to be functioning governmental units because they have consolidated their functions with an incorporated place. Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes, which are equivalent to counties, and contains 308 incorporated municipalities consisting of four consolidated city-parishes, and 304 cities… Louisiana is a state located in the Southern United States.