West Baton Rouge Parish

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 757
Port Allen, LA 70767
Phone: (225) 383-4755
Fax: (225) 387-0218
www.wbrcouncil.org

In east-central LA, west of Baton Rouge; organized Mar 31, 1807 (prior to statehood) from Baton Rouge Parish. Name Origin: From the division of Baton Rouge Parish into two parishes: East and West

Area (sq mi):: 203.62 (land 191.20; water 12.42) Population per square mile: 113.10
Population 2005: 21,634 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 11.20% Population 2000: 21,601 (White 62.00%; Black or African American 35.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,773; median household $37,117; Population below poverty level: 17.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,131-$24,586
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 62.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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