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Encyclopedia > East Baton Rouge Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Baton Rouge and as of 2000, the population is 412,852.



The parish has a total area of 1,219 km2 (471 mi2). 1,180 km2 (455 mi2) of it is land and 39 km2 (15 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 3.21% water.

Adjacent parishes


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 412,852 people, 156,365 households, and 102,575 families residing in the parish. The population density is 350/km2 (906/mi2). There are 169,073 housing units at an average density of 143/km2 (371/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 56.17% White, 40.09% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 156,365 households out of which 32.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.70% are married couples living together, 16.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% are non-families. 26.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the parish the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 14.40% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the parish is $37,224, and the median income for a family is $47,480. Males have a median income of $38,334 versus $25,073 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $19,790. 17.90% of the population and 13.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.70% of those under the age of 18 and 11.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

External link

  • Baton Rouge City and Parish government's website (http://ci.baton-rouge.la.us/)

State of Louisiana
Acadiana - Florida Parishes - Greater New Orleans - Northwest Louisiana
Largest Cities
Alexandria - Baton Rouge - Bossier City - Houma - Kenner - Lafayette - Lake Charles - Metairie - Monroe - New Iberia - New Orleans - Shreveport

Acadia - Allen - Ascension - Assumption - Avoyelles - Beauregard - Bienville - Bossier - Caddo - Calcasieu - Caldwell - Cameron - Catahoula - Claiborne - Concordia - De Soto - East Baton Rouge - East Carroll - East Feliciana - Evangeline - Franklin - Grant - Iberia - Iberville - Jackson - Jefferson - Jefferson Davis -
La Salle - Lafayette - Lafourche - Lincoln - Livingston - Madison - Morehouse - Natchitoches - Orleans - Ouachita - Plaquemines - Pointe Coupee - Rapides -
Red River - Richland - Sabine - St. Bernard - St. Charles - St. Helena - St. James - St. John the Baptist - St. Landry - St. Martin - St. Mary - St. Tammany - Tangipahoa - Tensas - Terrebonne - Union - Vermilion - Vernon - Washington - Webster - West Baton Rouge - West Carroll - West Feliciana - Winn

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Top20BatonRouge.com - Your Top20Guide to Baton Rouge, LA. (4203 words)
Baton Rouge is served by the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.
Baton Rouge’s location also continued to be a strategic consideration, and between 1819 and 1822 the War Department built the Pentagon Barracks near the site of old Fort San Carlos as quarters for an infantry regiment; much of the construction was supervised by Lt. Col.
In 1825, Baton Rouge was visited by the Marquis de Lafayette as part of his triumphal tour of the United States, and he was the guest of honor at a town ball and banquet.
East Baton Rouge Parish Information (337 words)
While East Baton Rouge Parish offers all of the business amenities and services which appeal to commercial establishments, it also affords its residents a high quality of life with good schools, low crime rates and abundant recreational opportunities.
Most people know East Baton Rouge Parish (county) as a community between industrial centers along the Mississippi River to the north and City to the south.
While the parish is home for many commuters, East Baton Rouge Parish provides an excellent location for lighter industries that convert the raw materials produced in those areas, such as seafood processing and petrochemical products.
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