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East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Parish
Parish of East Baton Rouge
Official seal of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Seal
Map of Louisiana highlighting East Baton Rouge Parish.svg
Country  United States
State  Louisiana
Region Florida Parishes
Metro Baton Rouge
Founded year 1812
Population (2015)
 • Total 446,753
 • Rank LA: 1st
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Districts 2nd, 6th
Website Parish of East Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge Parish (French: Paroisse de Bâton-Rouge Est) is the largest parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 440,171, making it the most populous parish in the state. The parish seat is Baton Rouge, Louisiana's state capital.

East Baton Rouge Parish is part of the Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 470 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 455 square miles (1,180 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (3.2%) is water.

Bodies of water

Major highways

  • I-10.svg Interstate 10
  • I-12.svg Interstate 12
  • I-110.svg Interstate 110
  • US 61.svg U.S. Highway 61
  • US 190.svg U.S. Highway 190
  • Louisiana 19.svg Louisiana Highway 19
  • Louisiana 30.svg Louisiana Highway 30
  • Louisiana 37.svg Louisiana Highway 37
  • Louisiana 42.svg Louisiana Highway 42
  • Louisiana 64.svg Louisiana Highway 64
  • Louisiana 67.svg Louisiana Highway 67
  • Louisiana 73.svg Louisiana Highway 73
  • Louisiana 327.svg Louisiana Highway 327
  • Louisiana 408.svg Louisiana Highway 408
  • Louisiana 409.svg Louisiana Highway 409
  • Louisiana 410.svg Louisiana Highway 410
  • Louisiana 423.svg Louisiana Highway 423
  • Louisiana 426.svg Louisiana Highway 426
  • Louisiana 427.svg Louisiana Highway 427
  • Louisiana 946.svg Louisiana Highway 946
  • Louisiana 948.svg Louisiana Highway 948
  • Louisiana 958.svg Louisiana Highway 958
  • Louisiana 964.svg Louisiana Highway 964
  • Louisiana 1068.svg Louisiana Highway 1068
  • Louisiana 1209.svg Louisiana Highway 1209
  • Louisiana 1248.svg Louisiana Highway 1248
  • Louisiana 3006.svg Louisiana Highway 3006
  • Louisiana 3034.svg Louisiana Highway 3034
  • Louisiana 3064.svg Louisiana Highway 3064
  • Louisiana 3113.svg Louisiana Highway 3113
  • Louisiana 3164.svg Louisiana Highway 3164
  • Louisiana 3245.svg Louisiana Highway 3245
  • Louisiana 3246.svg Louisiana Highway 3246

Adjacent parishes

  • East Feliciana Parish (north)
  • West Feliciana Parish (northwest)
  • West Baton Rouge Parish (west)
  • Iberville Parish (south)
  • Ascension Parish (southeast)
  • Livingston Parish (east)
  • St. Helena Parish (northeast)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,468
1820 5,220 255.6%
1830 6,698 28.3%
1840 8,133 21.4%
1850 11,977 47.3%
1860 16,046 34.0%
1870 17,816 11.0%
1880 19,966 12.1%
1890 25,922 29.8%
1900 31,153 20.2%
1910 34,580 11.0%
1920 44,513 28.7%
1930 68,208 53.2%
1940 88,415 29.6%
1950 158,236 79.0%
1960 230,058 45.4%
1970 285,167 24.0%
1980 366,191 28.4%
1990 380,105 3.8%
2000 412,852 8.6%
2010 440,171 6.6%
Est. 2015 446,753 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 census, there were over 440,000 residents in East Baton Rouge, making it the largest parish in Louisiana. There are 156,365 households and 102,575 families residing in the parish. The population density was 906 people per square mile (350/km²). There were 169,073 housing units at an average density of 371 per square mile (143/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 49.5% White, 45.9% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. 3.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

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

The median income for a parish household was $37,224, and the median income for a family was $47,480. Males had a median income of $38,334 versus $25,073 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $19,790. About 13.20% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.70% of those under age 18 and 11.50% of those age 65 or over.

East Baton Rouge Parish has both the highest high school graduation rate, at 82.2%, and the highest percentage of residents holding at least a bachelor's degree, 33.3%, in the state of Louisiana.

National Guard

The 769th Engineer Battalion (Combat) a unit of the 225th Engineer Brigade is located in East Baton Rouge Parish. Two companies of this battalion deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008. Another company sized unit, the 927TH Sapper Company deployed to Afghanistan in 2008-2009. As of 2011 yet another company, the 926TH MAC (Mobility Augmentation Company) located in Baker, Louisiana has been alerted for overseas deployment. The 769th Engineers has two other companies, the 922nd Horizontal Engineer Company located in Gonzales, Louisiana and the 928th Sapper Company located in Napoleonville, Louisiana.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

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