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Location in East Baton Rouge Parish and the state of Louisiana.
Location in East Baton Rouge Parish and the state of Louisiana.
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish East Baton Rouge
 • Total 3.32 sq mi (8.60 km2)
 • Land 3.32 sq mi (8.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
23 ft (7 m)
 • Total 13,203
 • Density 3,975.61/sq mi (1,534.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 225
FIPS code 22-28275

Gardere is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. The area is also known as Riverland. The population was 10,580 at the 2010 census, up from 8,992 in 2000. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Gardere is located in southern East Baton Rouge Parish at 30°21′7″N 91°7′44″W / 30.35194°N 91.12889°W / 30.35194; -91.12889 (30.351836, -91.128945). It is bordered to the west and the northeast by the city of Baton Rouge. Louisiana Highway 30 forms the southwestern edge of the CDP, and Louisiana Highway 42 runs through the northeast side of the CDP. Both highways lead northwest 8 miles (13 km) to the center of Baton Rouge. Highway 30 leads south 6 miles (10 km) to St. Gabriel, while Highway 42 leads east 6 miles (10 km) to Interstate 10.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Gardere CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 8,992
2010 10,580 17.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Gardere racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,772 21.0%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 6,385 48.36%
Native American 22 0.17%
Asian 474 3.59%
Pacific Islander 1 0.01%
Other/Mixed 385 2.92%
Hispanic or Latino 3,164 23.96%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 13,203 people, 4,332 households, and 2,205 families residing in the CDP.


East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools serves Gardere.

Three elementary schools serve sections of Gardere: Highland, Magnolia Woods, and Wildwood. All residents of Gardere are zoned to Kenilworth Middle School. As of 2016 Kenilworth is under the administration of the Recovery School District (RSD). Half of the residents of Gardere may also attend Glasgow Middle School while, in the other half, the option middle school is Westdale Middle School; both schools are directly controlled by EBR Parish Schools. Residents in the western section are zoned to McKinley High School, while those in the eastern section are zoned to Tara High School.

When Robert E. Lee High School was in operation, it served all of Gardere.

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