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Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Baton Rouge is the 2nd largest city in Louisiana with a population of 231,222 as of July 1, 2016. Baton Rouge ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Baton Rouge is located at latitude 30.4485 and longitude -91.1259 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Baton Rouge (see map below) encompass a land area of 77.42 sq. miles and a water area of 2.15 sq. miles. East Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Baton Rouge (GNIS ID: 2403821) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "B" whic identifies an active government that is partially consolidated with another government but with separate officials providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Baton Rouge is located within Parish Governing Authority District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baton Rouge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Baton Rouge: Dironbourg, New Richmond.

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


Total Population 231,222
Population in Households 221,594
Population in Familes 158,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,628
Population Density1 2,987
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 92,190
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 50,042
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 103,208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,414 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 51,776 (50.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,018 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $168,382
Average Home Value $219,350


Median Household Income $36,722
Average Household Income $60,047
Per Capita Income $24,818
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.23%
Households 0.12% 0.25%
Families -0.42% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Baton Rouge, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baton Rouge to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 18 96th
Diversity Index2 # 55 89th
Median Household Income # 289 39th
Per Capita Income # 117 76th

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