Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area LA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 849,598
Population in Households 823,989
Population in Familes 665,275
Population in Group Qrtrs 25,609
Population Density1 211
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 318,347
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 211,361
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 352,165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202,742 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 115,605 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 33,818 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $176,697
Average Home Value $214,762


Median Household Income $51,341
Average Household Income $71,332
Per Capita Income $27,345
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.91%
Households 0.95% 0.93%
Families 0.75% 0.82%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.