Livingston is the parish seat of Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,769 at the 2010 census.
Livingston hosts one of the two LIGO gravitational wave detector sites, the other one being located in Hanford, Washington.
Like the parish, Livingston takes its name from the jurist Edward Livingston.
Livingston was the site of a major train derailment in 1982.
On February 11 of 2016, it was officially announced that the LIGO collaboration successfully made the first direct observation of gravitational waves in September 2015. Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for leading this work.
Livingston is located at 30°29′55″N 90°44′54″W (30.498721, -90.748371).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land. The communities of Doyle and Livingston, combined in 1955 to create the Town of Livingston. Doyle was established northeast of present-day Livingston, located on Hog Branch, off present-day North Doyle Road but moved when the railroad was built from Baton Rouge to Hammond, and the community was re-located in 1901 by the McDonald family.
Livingston was started by the Lyons Lumber Company in 1916 as a logging community on 63 acres just west of Doyle, to support their logging industry and timber mill in Garyville, located south of Livingston on the Mississippi River. Therefore, Livingston and Garyville are sister cities.