East Baton Rouge Parish

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East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

1755 Florida St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 389-3129
Fax: (225) 389-3118
www.brgov.com

In eastern LA, northwest of New Orleans; organized 1810 (prior to statehood) from Spanish West Florida. Name Origin: For its location. The city and the parish share a joint mayor-council form of government

Area (sq mi):: 470.54 (land 455.43; water 15.11) Population per square mile: 903.40
Population 2005: 411,417 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 8.60% Population 2000: 412,852 (White 55.10%; Black or African American 40.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 2.10%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 31.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,790; median household $37,224; Population below poverty level: 17.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,633-$29,786
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 23.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Baton Rouge County seat (224,097)
  • Baker (13,386)
  • Zachary (12,070)

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