Live in Acadia Parish!
Acadia Parish is made up of 655 square miles or 419,400 acres of land with a population of approximately 62,000 residents. Rice, soybeans and crawfish are major commodities of the prominent agriculture community. The Atakapa Indians were the early inhabitants of Acadia Parish followed by the exiled Acadians from Canada who were enticed by the Spanish government with land, cattle and agricultural equipment. Acadia Parish communities are compact and easily navigable with well-designed roadway systems, a testament to the foresight of early community developers who recognized the assets of the region.
There are seven municipalities within the parish, along with several community areas, each diverse and rich in culture.