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Brusly, Louisiana
Town
Town of Brusly
The Famous Brusly Oak
The Famous Brusly Oak
Location of Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish West Baton Rouge
Established 1901
Area
 • Total 2.21 sq mi (5.73 km2)
 • Land 2.21 sq mi (5.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
23 ft (7 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,578
 • Density 1,164.93/sq mi (449.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 225
FIPS code 22-10600

Brusly is a town in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,589 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The town was established in 1901. Its Brusly High School bears the nickname, the Panthers. Its colors are red and white and black. Newly elected State Representative Edmond Jordan graduated from Brusly High School in 1989.

Historic Cinclare Sugar Mill is located on LA Highway 1.

Geography

Brusly is located at 30°23′26″N 91°14′30″W / 30.39056°N 91.24167°W / 30.39056; -91.24167 (30.390470, -91.241797).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 216
1890 315 45.8%
1910 390
1920 400 2.6%
1930 345 −13.7%
1940 433 25.5%
1950 493 13.9%
1960 544 10.3%
1970 1,282 135.7%
1980 1,762 37.4%
1990 1,824 3.5%
2000 2,020 10.7%
2010 2,589 28.2%
2020 2,578 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Brusly racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,788 69.36%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 601 23.31%
Asian 18 0.7%
Other/Mixed 54 2.09%
Hispanic or Latino 117 4.54%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,578 people, 1,033 households, and 764 families residing in the town.

Notable people

  • Amie Comeaux - country music artist
  • Randall Gay - National Football League cornerback
  • Edmond Jordan - lawyer and state representative since May 2016
  • William S. Patout, III, Iberia Parish sugar grower; resided in Brusly in the early 1960s.
  • Charles P. Adams - founding president of Grambling State University was born in Brusly.

See also

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