Latest Data (2018)
Population 221,599
Nationwide Rank 99

Quick Facts

Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the 99th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a city.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana is currently 3.4% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 246,328 21.8%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 245,949 108.4%
91 Norfolk, Virginia 244,076 4.1%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 242,634 21.1%
93 Garland, Texas 242,507 12.2%
94 Irving, Texas 242,242 26.2%
95 Hialeah, Florida 238,942 5.6%
96 Fremont, California 237,807 16.4%
97 Boise City, Idaho 228,790 16.9%
98 Richmond, Virginia 228,783 15.6%
99 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 221,599 -2.9%
100 Spokane, Washington 219,190 11.3%
101 Des Moines, Iowa 216,853 8.6%
102 Tacoma, Washington 216,279 11.5%
103 San Bernardino, California 215,941 14.2%
104 Modesto, California 215,030 13.0%
105 Fontana, California 213,739 45.6%
106 Santa Clarita, California 210,089 34.9%
107 Birmingham, Alabama 209,880 -13.2%
108 Oxnard, California 209,877 22.2%
109 Fayetteville, North Carolina 209,468 5.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
50 New Orleans 391,006 -19.1%
99 Baton Rouge 221,599 -2.9%
133 Shreveport 188,987 -5.7%
218 Lafayette 126,143 12.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 221,599 99
2017 225,374 99
2016 227,715 97
2015 228,590 97
2014 228,895 96
2013 229,426 93
2012 230,058 90
2011 228,976 88
2010 229,493 85
2009 225,388 88
2008 224,983 85
2007 226,683 84
2006 229,947 81
2005 221,997 84
2004 223,988 81
2003 224,152 80
2002 224,512 80
2001 226,622 80
2000 228,350 76
1990 222,342 72
1980 219,419 62
1970 165,963 83
1960 152,419 81
1950 125,629 82