West Baton Rouge Parish LA Information


West Baton Rouge Parish Subdivisions

West Baton Rouge Parish LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,881
Daytime Population: Workers 11,312
Daytime Population: Residents 14,022
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,334
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 26,325
Population in Familes 22,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 556
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $52,546
Average Household Income $69,152
Per Capita Income $25,909


Total Housing Units 10,745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,930 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,971 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 844 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $171,161
Average Home Value $184,260


Total Households 9,901
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 7,011
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.7% 1.7%
Households 1.82% 1.79%
Families 1.59% 1.64%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.84%


West Baton Rouge Parish LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Baton Rouge Parish to the other 64 parishes and parish equivalents in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 37 44th
Population Density # 15 78th
Diversity Index # 17 75th
Median Household Income # 12 83rd
Per Capita Income # 16 77th

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