According to the most recent Baton Rouge Louisiana demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Baton Rouge depicts it has a Population 2021 of 225,539 which is the most of all places in the greater Baton Rouge region. Figure 3 uses the Baton Rouge population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Baton Rouge Louisiana depicts a decline of 3,954 (2%).
The total Baton Rouge Louisiana greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Baton Rouge depicts it has a Population Change of -1.7% which is in the mid point range of other places in the metro area.
Looking at the Baton Rouge population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Baton Rouge Louisiana depicts it has 2,625 people per square mile which is in the mid range of other places in the metro area. The next higher as measured by population density is Oak Hills Place CDP 12.7% larger with population density of 2,958. The city with the highest population density in the area is Gardere CDP which depicts a people per square mile of 3,303 (25.8% larger). Figure 6 provides Baton Rouge demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Baton Rouge depicts it has a Median Age of 32.1 which is the second smallest when sorted by overall median age of all people of all the other places in the metropolitan area. The city with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Westminster CDP which depicts an age of 46.6 (45.2% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Baton Rouge population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Baton Rouge Louisiana has one of the largest proportions of people less than 20 years of age at 20.7% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Gardere CDP with 29.0%. Figure 9 shows the Baton Rouge Louisiana Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Baton Rouge depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 4.1% which is the second most of all the places in the metro area.
Baton Rouge Louisiana Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Baton Rouge has one of the largest proportions of total percent married at 51% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Gardere CDP with 57%. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Baton Rouge households. Baton Rouge depicts it has a Family Size of 3.5 which is the second most of all the places in the metropolitan area. The city with the highest average family size in the area is Gardere CDP which depicts an average family size of 3.8 (6.3% larger).
Looking at Baton Rouge households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Baton Rouge depicts it has a Married-couple family of 55% which is in the center range of other places in the greater region. The city with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Westminster CDP which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 90% (62.0% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Baton Rouge shows it has a Birth Rate of 4.2% which is the second smallest when ranked by percent of women who gave birth of all the other places in the metropolitan area. The city with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Oak Hills Place CDP which shows a birth rate of 14.8% (approximately 3.5 times bigger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 32% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Gardere CDP with 44%. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 27% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Oak Hills Place CDP (35%), and #1 Merrydale CDP (37%) are larger. Third, it has less than most other places in the greater region in order of percent of births to mothers aged 30 to 34 at 14% of the total. Also, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 35 to 39 at 1% of the total and is ranked #1. In addition, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 40 to 44 at 1% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Baton Rouge households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Baton Rouge shows it has a Total Single People of 67% which is the second most percent single people of all the places in the greater Baton Rouge region. The city with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Gardere CDP which depicts a percent single of 71% (only about 5.2% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Baton Rouge is 34.3% larger. Also, in comparison with the state of Louisiana, percent of people who are single for any reason of 54%, Baton Rouge is 24.5% larger.
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 8% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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