Statewide Claims to Fame

Baton Rouge is 1st in Louisiana out of 97 other cities in Retail sales

Baton Rouge is 2nd in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Households

Baton Rouge is 2nd in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Housing units

Baton Rouge is 2nd in Louisiana out of 62 other cities in Current population (2012)

Baton Rouge is 2nd in Louisiana out of 87 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Baton Rouge is 2nd in Louisiana out of 99 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Baton Rouge is 3rd in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Size in square miles

Baton Rouge is 8th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Baton Rouge is 15th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Baton Rouge is 15th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Baton Rouge Rank Louisiana US
Current population (2012) 230,058 2nd 4,601,893 313,914,040
Size in square miles 77.0 3rd 43,203.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,982.5 15th 104.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Baton Rouge Rank Louisiana US
Residents younger than 5 6.5% 87th 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.4% 93rd 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.2% 69th 12.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Baton Rouge Rank Louisiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 84.3% 38th 81.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 32.4% 15th 21.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Baton Rouge Rank Louisiana US
Race - White 39.4% 85th 63.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 54.5% 25th 32.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 87th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.3% 16th 1.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 80th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.3% 74th 1.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.3% 54th 4.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 37.8% 83rd 59.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Baton Rouge Rank Louisiana US
Female residents 51.9% 52nd 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.4% 24th 3.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Baton Rouge Rank Louisiana US
Housing units 100,801 2nd 1,978,848 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 36.2% 8th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 88,063 2nd 1,675,097 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 51.7% 93rd 67.9% 66.1%
Home median value $151,900 38th $135,400 $186,200
People per household 2.5 77th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Baton Rouge Rank Louisiana US
Income per capita $23,565 39th $23,853 $27,915
Income per household $37,381 71st $44,086 $52,762
Income below poverty line 24.8% 30th 18.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Baton Rouge Rank Louisiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 24,737 2nd 375,808 27,092,908
Retail sales $3,830,341 1st $56,543,203 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,897 36th $12,921 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $716,729 2nd $9,729,869 $613,795,732

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