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, 2023)


Total Population 884,436 (100%)
Population in Households 853,375 (96.5%)
Population in Families 685,654 (77.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 31,061 ( 3.5%)
Population Density 202
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $58,634
Average Household Income $91,147
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $35,313
Wealth Index5 80
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (46.8)


Total HU (Housing Units) 386,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236,246 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 104,882 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 45,790 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $224,755
Average Home Value $268,084
Housing Affordability Index3 111


Total Households 341,128
Average Household Size 2.50
Family Households 222,230
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.49% 0.25%
Households 0.68% 0.43%
Families   0.36%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
Owner Occupied HU   0.62%