Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Baton Rouge is 220,236. Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the 100th largest city in the US.
Baton Rouge is located entirely in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The peak population of Baton Rouge was in 2010, when its population was 229,493. In 2010, Baton Rouge was the 85th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 100th largest city in the US. Baton Rouge is currently 4.0% smaller than it was in 2010.
Baton Rouge has shrunk 3.5% since the year 2000. Baton Rouge, Louisiana's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 168,782. The voting age population is 46.5% male and 53.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 13.8% of the residents of Baton Rouge are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Baton Rouge are 54.7% Black, 38.7% White, 3.5% Asian, 1.5% Other, 1.3% Two or more races, 0.3% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 3.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Baton Rouge, 24.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 35.7%. On a per-household basis, 17.0% of families are below the poverty line in Baton Rouge.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.1% of Baton Rouge residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.0% of Baton Rouge residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 33.2% have a bachelor's degree and 13.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Baton Rouge residents aged 5 and older, 8.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Baton Rouge is 8.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Baton Rouge, 18.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Baton Rouge is $44,470.
In Baton Rouge, 49.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 50.2% of housing units in Baton Rouge.
Of all the housing units in Baton Rouge, 5.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Baton Rouge, 15.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 16,100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Baton Rouge is $879.
In Baton Rouge, 80.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|90||Winston-Salem, North Carolina||247,945||22.6%|
|98||Boise City, Idaho||228,959||17.0%|
|100||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||220,236||-3.5%|
|102||San Bernardino, California||215,784||14.1%|
|105||Des Moines, Iowa||214,237||7.3%|
|106||Moreno Valley, California||213,055||48.7%|
|107||Santa Clarita, California||212,979||36.8%|
|108||Fayetteville, North Carolina||211,657||6.1%|
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