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Vermilion Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 57,999. The parish seat is
Abbeville. The parish was founded in 1844.
Vermilion Parish is part of the Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The parish was named in honor for both the Vermilion River and Vermilion Bay.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Vermilion Parish was created on 1844, from LaFayette Parish and the parish was named in honor for both the Vermilion River and Vermilion Bay. The Parish seat is Abbeville.
Time lapse of six years in southern Vermilion Parish, Louisiana (1973, 1980, 1986, 1992, 2003, 2010) land being overtaken by water.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 1,542 square miles (3,990 km2), of which 1,173 square miles (3,040 km2) is land and 369 square miles (960 km2) (24%) is water. It is the fifth-largest parish in Louisiana by total area. The Gulf of Mexico is located to the south of the parish.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
Vermilion Parish School Board operates public schools in the parish.
The schools serving Delcambre are located in Vermilion Parish and are operated by Iberia Parish School System.