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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 226,857 as of July 1, 2023. 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 30.4507 and longitude -91.1545 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Baton Rouge 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 City of Baton Rouge 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" which 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 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Baton Rouge Parish.

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Baton Rouge, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 226,857 (100%)
Population in Households 211,857 (93.4%)
Population in Families 149,348 (65.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 15,000 ( 6.6%)
Population Density 2,609
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $42,357
Average Household Income $73,456
% of Income for Mortgage4 30%
Per Capita Income $30,025
Wealth Index5 61
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (42.9)


Total HU (Housing Units) 107,214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,403 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 46,149 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,662 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $213,989
Average Home Value $277,228
Housing Affordability Index3 85


Total Households 91,552
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 48,187
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 -0.12% -0.04%
Households 0.12% 0.16%
Families   -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.50%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
Owner Occupied HU   0.35%

Baton Rouge, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baton Rouge to the other 488 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 Density # 24 95th
Median Household Income # 295 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 66 14th
Per Capita Income # 182 63rd
Diversity Index # 67 86th

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