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Assumption Parish, Louisiana

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Assumption Parish is a parish located in Louisiana, and was formed in 1807 as an original parish of the Louisiana Territory. Its parish seat is Napoleonville. In 2000, the population was 23,388.[1] Assumption is one of the 22 Acadiana parishes. Its major product is sugarcane. In proportion to its area, Assumption Parish produces the most sugar of any parish of Louisiana.

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The good

  • Information on elected and administrative officials is included, along with office hours and addresses.[2]
  • The website lists the police jurors and their personal contact information (including e-mail addresses).[3]
  • The website includes a calendar with meeting schedules, as well as a link to agendas and minutes.[4][5][6]

The bad

  • The site does not list any budgetary information.
  • The website includes a permits page, but that page only contains the parish code and a link for permit fees.[7]
  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.
  • There is no information for local taxes.
  • There is no search function on the parish website.


Cities and towns

Napoleonville is the sole incorporated community in the parish.

Census-designated places

  • Belle Rose
  • Labadieville
  • Supreme


Assumption Parish School Board operates local public schools. Assumption High School serves the whole parish.


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