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Zachary is a city in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States, in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 14,960 at the 2010 census, up from 11,275 in 2000.HistoryZachary was named for a local farmer who owned the land that became the present city of Zachary. The first post office opened in 1885, and it was incorporated as a city in 1889. The first census in 1914 reported just 419 residents. By 1980, there were 7,525 residents, in 2000 there were 11,275 residents. Zachary was the first city in Louisiana to elect a Republican as mayor in 20th-century Louisiana. Jack Louis Breaux, Sr., served as a part-time mayor from 1966–1978, and a full-time mayor under a home-rule charter from 1978 until his death of a brain tumor on January 26, 1980.GeographyZachary is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.8sqmi, of which 23.7sqmi is land and 0.04sqmi is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 11,275 people, 3,836 households, and 3,064 families residing in the city. The population density was 475.2 people per square mile (183.5/km²). There were 4,076 housing units at an average density of 171.8 per square mile (66.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.76% White, 28.72% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.
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