Founded in 1832, Livingston Parish continues to grow. Conveniently located between the state capitol at Baton Rouge and the city of New Orleans, Livingston Parish attracts residents as well as businesses.From our rolling forest-covered terrain in the north to our submerged cypress forests and marshes in the south, Livingston Parish is a sportsman’s—and shopper’s—paradise.
Grab new gear at Bass Pro or seek treasures in the Antique Village in Denham Springs.Enjoy RV camps, hunting camps, and even glamping at Tickfaw State Park.Savor Louisiana Culture on the Boudin Trail and Capital Area Craft Trail.Fish and have fun on our 400 miles of navigable waterways. Trawl for a catch or try your luck atthe Tickfaw 200.
Sink a putt at both our premier golf courses, Carter Plantation and Greystone.Peer deep into space at LIGO in Livingston, one of only 2 locations in the US.Take a break or try something new. From food to fishing to festivals, Livingston Parish has allyou need to MAKE A FUN RUN.
Livingston was originally part of the St. Helena District. In 1832, St. Helena was divided in
half and the Louisiana legislature created Livingston Parish. It was named for Edward
Livingston, a prominent statesman who served as a senator, a minister to France, and Secretary
of State under Andrew Jackson.
By 1835 several small industries were thriving in the area, notably sawmills and brick factories. The timber industry brought the railroads through in the early part of this century, changing commercial and residential patterns. With the construction of modern highways and the encroachment of metropolitan Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish continues to attract residents as well as businesses. The parish is located between the state capitol at Baton Rouge and the city of New Orleans.
Hurricane Katrina had a dramatic effect on the population in Livingston Parish. Many displaced families of the affected Parishes have moved into the area and as a result, the population of the parish has increased significantly. On June 6, 2007, the Census Bureau published a report “Special Population Estimates for Impacted Counties in the Gulf Coast Area” which shows a population increase for Livingston Parish to 111,863 as of January 1, 2006.
The parish has a total area of 703 square miles (1,820 km²), of which, 648 square miles (1,678
km²) of it is land and 55 square miles (142 km²) of it (7.80%) is water.
The parish is 32 miles long by 30 miles wide. The northern part of the parish consists of rolling terrain covered by pine and hardwood forests about 50 feet above sea level. In the southern end of the parish, the land submerges into rich cypress forests and marshes that border on Lake Maurepas and the Amite River.
As of the census of 2020, there were 142,282 people, and 47,014 households.
Cities and Towns in Livingston Parish