West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population 2021

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 26,595 with a growth rate of 0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana is the 37th largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 Population was 23,951 and has seen a growth of 11.04% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202126,595650.25%
202026,530650.25%
201926,465650.25%
201826,4002160.82%
201726,1842831.09%
201625,9013471.36%
201525,5543621.44%
201425,1925382.18%
201324,6545052.09%
201224,149400.17%
201124,1091580.66%
201023,9514,53223.34%
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%
18202,33587259.60%
18101,4630.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.25%
Founded
March 31, 1807
County Seat
2010 Population
23,951
Growth Since 2010
11.04%
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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,22258.32%
Black or African American10,45840.07%
Two or More Races3021.16%
Some Other Race820.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.08%
Asian160.06%
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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid $2021

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Median Age

36.3


Total

36.2


Male

36.3


Female

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 19,860 adults, (3,479 of whom are seniors) in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

13,363

51.20%

Male

12,738

48.80%

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

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

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All73.1%26.9%
Male62.2%37.8%
Female59.3%40.7%
Non Family53.2%46.8%

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,6432.6173.1
Married4,9642.9388.5
Non Family2,4491.1953.2
Female1,3073.4559.3
Male9233.4362.2

2.99

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6643.76%
9th to 12th Grade1,5989.06%
High School Graduate6,56437.20%
Some College3,77921.41%
Associates Degree1,1626.58%
Bachelors Degree2,63514.93%
Graduate Degree1,2457.06%
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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,4219,7882,588
Black6,5875,2781,239
Hispanic50624639
2+ Races1135320
Other Race63515
Native American2121
Asian1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.83%.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,518$54,194$35,692
Less Than 9th Grade$25,987$39,005$18,115
High School Graduate$39,244$51,367$28,372
Some College$36,786$52,659$30,030
Bachelors Degree$54,824$77,115$48,209
Graduate Degree$52,341$58,173$52,041

$45,518

Average Earnings

$54,194

Average Male

$35,692

Average Female

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Language

96.76% of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 3.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Language

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,8902,00620.28%
White14,3331,1307.88%
Hispanic786769.67%

12.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.38%

Male Poverty Rate

13.41%

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 20.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana is White, with 7.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.79%.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.65%
Some College11.93%
High School10.44%
Bachelors or Greater1.81%

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.36%
Male Unemployed34.67%
Female Employed5.14%
Male Employed3.65%

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,385$79,390
Families$76,184$89,780
Married Families$96,250-
Non Families$30,217$41,430
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Income by Household Type

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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1,199

Number of Veterans

1,099

Male Veterans

100

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War385
Vietnam346
Second Gulf War182
Korea86
World War II

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54397
65 to 74261
75+248
55 to 64233
18 to 3460

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8567.12%
Black3074.07%
2+ Races3622.93%
Hispanic30.45%

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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7.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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64.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.91%

Born in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

98.99%

Native Born

1.01%

Foreign Born

0.80%

Non Citizen

0.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.99% of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 85.91% having been born in Louisiana. 0.80% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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