West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

28,492

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana's estimated 2024 population is 28,492 with a growth rate of 0.81% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana is the 35th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 population was 23,964 and has seen a growth of 18.9% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,6372290.78%
202829,4082290.78%
202729,1792290.79%
202628,9502290.8%
202528,7212290.8%
202428,4922290.81%
202328,2632290.82%
202228,0342290.82%
202127,8055472.01%
202027,2587082.67%
201926,550990.37%
201826,4512130.81%
201726,2382961.14%
201625,9423461.35%
201525,5963671.45%
201425,2295472.22%
201324,6825122.12%
201224,170450.19%
201124,1251610.67%
201023,964
199019,4193331.74%
198019,0862,22213.18%
197016,8642,06813.98%
196014,7963,05826.05%
195011,7384754.22%
194011,2631,54715.92%
19309,716-1,376-12.41%
192011,092-1,544-12.22%
191012,6362,35122.86%
190010,2851,92222.98%
18908,3636969.08%
18807,6672,55349.92%
18705,114-2,198-30.06%
18607,3121,04216.62%
18506,2701,63235.19%
18404,6381,55450.39%
18303,08474932.08%
18202,33587259.6%
18101,463-28,174-95.06%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.81% (229)
County Seat
2010 Population
23,964
Area
192 mi²
Density
148 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
18.9% (4,528)
Founded
March 31, 1807

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,24755.69%
Black or African American11,28941.24%
Other race3571.3%
Two or more races3551.3%
Asian1290.47%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2024

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Median Age

36.4

Total

36.1

Male

36.7

Female

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 20,967 adults, (3,890 of whom are seniors) in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female13,79150.37%
Male13,58649.63%

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,0802.6375.224.8
Married5,1693.0590.49.6
Non Family2,9701.2657.542.5
Female1,2174.0566.133.9
Male7242.8554.645.4
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3.15

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 95.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.65%.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,178

Average Earnings

$55,860

Average Male

$45,657

Average Female

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Language

96.51% of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 3.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.17% of the population.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Language

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black10,8672,84026.13%
White14,5251,0217.03%
Multiple3296118.54%
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14.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.31%

Male Poverty Rate

17.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana is Black, with 26.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana is White, with 7.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.34%.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.42%
Some College10.83%
High School10.71%
Bachelors or Greater5.4%
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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.72%
Male Unemployed18.13%
Male Employed3.86%
Female Employed3.5%
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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,105

Number of Veterans

1,014

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.33%

Born in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

98.09%

Native Born

1.91%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.09% of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 88.33% having been born in Louisiana. 1.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

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