Baton Rouge, LA

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2020 Population
222,191
0.874% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
32
1.59% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
24.4%
1.47% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,177
0.659% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$185,000
6.32% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
103,137
2.92% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Baton Rouge, LA had a population of 222k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $44,177. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Baton Rouge, LA declined from 224,149 to 222,191, a −0.874% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,470 to $44,177, a −0.659% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baton Rouge, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (53.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.98%), and White (Hispanic) (1.87%).

None of the households in Baton Rouge, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Baton Rouge, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baton Rouge, LA are Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (7,127 degrees awarded in 2020), Baton Rouge Community College (2,491 degrees), and Southern University and A & M College (965 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Baton Rouge, LA was $185,000, and the homeownership rate was 49.9%.

Most people in Baton Rouge, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Baton Rouge, LA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Baton Rouge, LA is home to a population of 222k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.53% of Baton Rouge, LA residents were born outside of the country (12.3k people).

In 2020, there were 1.47 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (119k people) in Baton Rouge, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 80.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 8.21k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2020 Citizenship
96.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.4% of Baton Rouge, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Baton Rouge, LA was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baton Rouge, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    119k ± 2.68k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    80.4k ± 2.47k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8.21k ± 1.05k
4.08%
Hispanic Population
9.07k people

In 2020, there were 1.47 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (119k people) in Baton Rouge, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 80.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 8.21k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.08% of the people in Baton Rouge, LA are hispanic (9.07k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baton Rouge, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    32,181 ± 4,389 people
  2. Mexico
    26,555 ± 3,989 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,801 ± 3,360 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 32,181 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 26,555 and Vietnam with 18,801.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.53%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12.3k people
5.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.3k people

As of 2020, 5.53% of Baton Rouge, LA residents (12.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baton Rouge, LA was 5.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,360 ± 556
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,445 ± 498
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    918 ± 243

Baton Rouge, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Baton Rouge, LA employs 103k people. The largest industries in Baton Rouge, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,884 people), Retail Trade (13,317 people), and Educational Services (12,855 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($108,079), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,741), and Utilities ($59,375).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,885. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

103k
2020 Value
± 3,187
−2.92%
1 Year decline
± 4.25%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baton Rouge, LA declined at a rate of −2.92%, from 106k employees to 103k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baton Rouge, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (11,413 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,430 people), and Management Occupations (8,413 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baton Rouge, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

103k
2020 Value
± 3,187
−2.92%
1 Year decline
± 4.25%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baton Rouge, LA declined at a rate of −2.92%, from 106k employees to 103k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baton Rouge, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,884 people), Retail Trade (13,317 people), and Educational Services (12,855 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baton Rouge, LA, though some of these residents may live in Baton Rouge, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,978
Median earning men ± $2,165
$25,553
Median earning women ± $990

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($96,667), Public Administration ($63,638), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,056).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,722), Public Administration ($46,095), and Information ($45,050).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Baton Rouge, LA awarded 11,845 degrees. The student population of Baton Rouge, LA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 21,440 male students and 31,078 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baton Rouge, LA are White (6,403 and 56%), followed by Black or African American (3,327 and 29.1%), Hispanic or Latino (618 and 5.4%), and Unknown (378 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Baton Rouge, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (7,127 and 60.2%), Baton Rouge Community College (2,491 and 21%), and Southern University and A & M College (965 and 8.15%).

The most popular majors in Baton Rouge, LA are General Studies (1,247 and 10.5%), General Business Administration & Management (498 and 4.2%), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (393 and 3.32%).

The median tuition costs in Baton Rouge, LA are $13,409 for private four year colleges, and $6,506 and $6,506 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Baton Rouge, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 52,518 (40.8% men and 59.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 52,518 students enrolled in Baton Rouge, LA, 40.8% men and 59.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 27,118 records, of which 55.5% were women and 44.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 356 degree-majors awarded
  2. 338 degree-majors awarded
  3. 289 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Baton Rouge, LA was General Biological Sciences with 356 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Baton Rouge, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,127 degrees awarded
  2. 2,491 degrees awarded
  3. 965 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College with 7,127 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,961 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baton Rouge, LA, which is 0.721 times less than the 6,884 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,403 degrees mean that there were 1.92 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,327 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($14,930) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,146) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,220) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.829% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.761% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.21M), Some college (825k), and Secondary Education (634k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Baton Rouge, LA was $185,000 in 2020, which is 0.805 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $174,000 to $185,000, a 6.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Baton Rouge, LA is 49.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Baton Rouge, LA have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baton Rouge, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baton Rouge, LA is $44,177. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Baton Rouge, LA was Census Tract 50 with a value of $109,205, followed by Census Tract 20 and Census Tract 49, with respective values of $96,923 and $94,787.

Property

$185,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,211
$42,429
Median Property Taxes
±$2,462

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baton Rouge, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Baton Rouge, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

49.9%
Homeownership
2020
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 49.9% of the housing units in Baton Rouge, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 50
  2. Census Tract 20
  3. Census Tract 49

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baton Rouge, LA was Census Tract 50 with a value of $109,205, followed by Census Tract 20 and Census Tract 49, with respective values of $96,923 and $94,787.

The following map shows all of the places in Baton Rouge, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,177
Median Household Income
± $2,704
85.1k
Number of Households
± 3,286

In 2020, the median household income of the 85.1k households in Baton Rouge, LA declined from $44,177 from the previous year's value of $44,470.

The following chart displays the households in Baton Rouge, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baton Rouge, LA is from Louisiana.
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.341% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.98%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.66%)

In 2020, 79.1% of workers in Baton Rouge, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.98%) and those who worked at home (3.66%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baton Rouge, LA have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Baton Rouge, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baton Rouge, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baton Rouge, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baton Rouge, LA (52.2k out of 214k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baton Rouge, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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89.1% of the population of Baton Rouge, LA has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 9.52% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA see 1089 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% increase from the previous year (1075 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1318 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 242 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,089 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA see an average of 1,089 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% increase from the previous year (1,075 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 30.1% between 18 and 34 years, 31.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
42.6%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
9.52%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baton Rouge, LA declined by 14.6% from 12.8% to 10.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baton Rouge, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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