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Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area


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2022 population: 873,060   ( 70,576 from 2010)
Land area: 4370.7 square miles
Population density: 199.8 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:483,019 55.32% 3.8%
Black:314,50936.02% 10.5%
Indian:2,3980.27% 24.8%
Asian:19,5782.24% 36.0%
2+ races:11,8171.35% 48.1%
Hispanic:41,7394.78% 52.6%
Total non-White:390,04144.68% 15.7%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:23,664 13.6
Deaths:20,70911.9
Net Migration: -3,389-1.9
Net Immigration: 2,7281.6
Change in White population:17,711 2.2
Change in Non-White pop.:52,865 6.6




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
802,484
465,30857.98%
284,56135.46%
1,9220.24%
14,4001.79%
7,9780.99%
27,3573.41%
337,17642.02%

2000
705,973
438,13262.06%
239,92033.98%
1,5260.22%
9,3551.33%
4,8840.69%
11,5821.64%
267,84137.94%

1990
623,853
407,73465.36%
200,80132.19%
1,1110.18%
5,7810.93%
n/a
8,4261.35%
216,11934.64%

1980
591,383
393,60766.56%
182,61730.88%
7030.12%
3,4500.58%
n/a
10,4101.76%
197,77633.44%

1970
467,346
310,92166.53%
149,16831.92%
2160.05%
4270.09%
n/a
6,1771.32%
156,425 33.47%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
99,353 14.1
54,8847.8
31,1024.4
8,8221.2
27,176 3.8
69,335 9.8
1990's
NumberRate
103,969 16.7
50,1488.0
6360.1
5,0510.8
30,398 4.9
51,722 8.3
1980's
NumberRate
113,460 19.2
42,893 7.3
-33,227 -5.6
n/a
14,127 2.4
18,343 3.1
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
58,162 12.4
n/a
82,686 17.7
41,351 8.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
35.9
200,745 23.0%
672,315 77.0%
127,617 14.6%
321,734
2.62
207,515 64.5%
141,426 68.2%
25,485 12.3%
114,219 35.5%

2010
NumberPercent
34.2
198,327 24.7%
604,157 75.3%
86,152 10.7%
300,022
2.59
201,691 67.2%
134,006 66.4%
27,219 13.5%
98,331 32.8%

2000
NumberPercent
32.6
190,546 27.0%
515,427 73.0%
68,323 9.7%
256,919
2.64
180,582 70.3%
129,503 71.7%
23,623 13.1%
76,337 29.7%

1990
NumberPercent
30.1
178,464 28.6%
445,389 71.4%
57,528 9.2%
217,557
2.76
159,700 73.4%
121,454 76.1%
18,692 11.7%
57,857 26.6%

1980
NumberPercent
26.4
186,985 31.6%
404,398 68.4%
44,673 7.6%
191,733
2.97
147,195 76.8%
119,024 80.9%
14,540 9.9%
44,538 23.2%

2022 Housing Data for Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units376,612 
Median Value$222,743 
Occupied321,73485.4%
Vacant54,87814.6%
Owned223,58869.5%
Rented98,14630.5%
Median Rent$1,066 
Single-Family Units255,69567.9%
    Detached248,07865.9%
    Attached7,6172.0%
Buldings with 5+ Units54,52014.5%
Mobile Homes42,97111.4%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00020,9146.5%
$10,000 to $14,99913,6594.2%
$15,000 to $19,99911,9833.7%
$20,000 to $24,99913,4974.2%
$25,000 to $29,99913,8974.3%
$30,000 to $34,99913,1844.1%
$35,000 to $39,99911,2563.5%
$40,000 to $44,99912,2773.8%
$45,000 to $49,99911,4893.6%
$50,000 to $59,99923,1337.2%
$60,000 to $74,99928,5958.9%
$75,000 to $99,99937,03311.5%
$100,000 to $124,99931,8529.9%
$125,000 to $149,99921,9446.8%
$150,000 to $199,99927,0698.4%
$200,000 or more29,9529.3%
Median Household Income68,920 
Per Capita Income36,409 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.86 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI16,4265.1%
Public Assistance4,2051.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps46,22014.4%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed364,00767.4%
Unemployed26,1874.8%
In Armed Forces7480.1%
Total Labor Force390,94272.4%
Not in Labor Force149,17227.6%
Real Unemployment Rate 32.5%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector151,346117,47856.3%
Non-Profit8,50517,99932.1%
Self-Employed23,71713,52363.7%
Local Government9,92018,34235.1%
State Government13,90023,01837.7%
Federal Government2,3982,77046.4%
Total Private + Self175,063131,00157.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.34,72362,12935.9%
Total209,786193,13052.1%
Pct. Govt.17.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts63,12815.6%
Sales and Office Occupations83,23820.6%
Professional, Technical97,42624.1%
Service Occupations66,52916.5%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,4830.4%
All others93,12323.1%
White Collar 60.4%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance56,267999.9%
Retail trade43,583774.5%
Educational services41,121730.8%
Manufacturing40,161713.7%
Construction35,684634.2%
Accommodation and food services29,519524.6%
Public administration26,738475.2%
Professional, scientific, technical24,677438.5%
Other services19,520346.9%
Transportation and warehousing16,035285.0%
Finance and insurance15,382273.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.13,332236.9%
Wholesale trade10,127180.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation7,785138.4%
Information7,103126.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing6,665118.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction3,64264.7%
Utilities3,50362.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,33841.5%
Management2624.7%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican12,3091.42%
Puerto Rican1,6600.19%
Cuban1,4290.16%
Dominican4070.05%
Total Central American14,4521.66%
Costa Rican2880.03%
Guatemalan1,8720.22%
Honduran8,0060.92%
Nicaraguan1,0990.13%
Panamanian1540.02%
Salvadoran2,7160.31%
Other Central American3170.04%
Total South American1,6260.19%
Argentinean320.00%
Bolivian480.01%
Chilean1210.01%
Colombian7690.09%
Ecuadorian1180.01%
Paraguayan10.00%
Peruvian1240.01%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan4130.05%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic6,8370.79%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Vietnamese5,8870.68%
Chinese3,1890.37%
Indian3,1610.36%
Filipino2,0450.24%
Korean6910.08%
Japanese5000.06%
Indonesian3560.04%
Thai1940.02%
Bangladeshi1430.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English763,34693.5%
Spanish25,7083.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun6,3260.8%
Vietnamese4,4990.6%
Other Indo-European4,3350.5%
Arabic3,0250.4%
Chinese2,6700.3%
Other Asian1,5500.2%
Tagalog1,2480.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
French88,81010.2%
American63,6877.3%
English58,4616.7%
German54,8436.3%
Irish54,8086.3%
Italian39,3224.5%
French Canadian13,0721.5%
European8,7871.0%
Scottish8,3671.0%
Cajun7,2930.8%
Scotch-Irish6,4430.7%
African5,8090.7%
Polish3,5260.4%
Welsh3,0260.3%
Swedish2,8720.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen846,23997.3%
Not a citizen23,5162.7%
Native832,48395.7%
Foreign-born37,2724.3%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
21,574 3.8%42,845 7.6%174,618 30.8%156,993 27.7%108,214 19.1%62,904 11.1%
  Average years of education: 13.4
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 21,574 3.8%
9-12 Years 42,845 7.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 174,618 30.8%
Some College 156,993 27.7%
Bach. Degree 108,214 19.1%
Grad Degree 62,904 11.1%
Average years of education: 13.4

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 621,442 586,266 35,176 5.7%
1991 633,766 593,608 40,158 6.3%
1992 645,732 608,878 36,854 5.7%
1993 636,546 597,034 39,512 6.2%
1994 647,672 603,146 44,526 6.9%
1995 647,772 608,894 38,878 6.0%
1996 657,086 620,490 36,596 5.6%
1997 658,804 624,686 34,118 5.2%
1998 669,702 639,446 30,256 4.5%
1999 683,444 656,064 27,380 4.0%
2000 697,294 662,730 34,564 5.0%
2001 691,844 654,200 37,644 5.4%
2002 689,206 649,184 40,022 5.8%
2003 699,054 654,918 44,136 6.3%
2004 709,280 666,552 42,728 6.0%
2005 748,600 695,946 52,654 7.0%
2006 753,336 722,372 30,964 4.1%
2007 761,480 730,664 30,816 4.0%
2008 770,710 735,688 35,022 4.5%
2009 778,312 728,492 49,820 6.4%
2010 800,876 741,536 59,340 7.4%
2011 803,118 743,764 59,354 7.4%
2012 808,820 755,844 52,976 6.5%
2013 821,814 772,260 49,554 6.0%
2014 844,062 795,556 48,506 5.7%
2015 858,082 811,020 47,062 5.5%
2016 855,284 809,868 45,416 5.3%
2017 854,328 815,630 38,698 4.5%
2018 861,660 824,154 37,506 4.4%
2019 864,292 827,238 37,054 4.3%
2020 849,298 785,728 63,570 7.5%
2021 859,166 816,064 43,102 5.0%
2022 877,474 848,196 29,278 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com