West Baton Rouge Parish

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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Capital Region Solar, a 50-megawatt solar plant being built by DEPCOM Power in West Baton Rouge Parish, will add another source of renewable energy for Entergy Louisiana customers.
Work underway on solar power plant in West Baton Rouge Parish
Entergy Louisiana is seeking approval to purchase power from what would be the state's largest solar facility.<br />The company recently signed a 20-year agreement withLA3 West Baton Rouge LLC, a subsidiary of Scottsdale, Arizona-based Eagle Solar Group, to purchase the output of a proposed50-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in West Baton Rouge Parish once it is up and running in early 2020.
Melody & Company has arranged permanent financing in the amount of $22.5 million for a complex of warehouse assets in Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA.
This report is specific to West Baton Rouge Parish. Each year, this report is updated by adding the most current year's data and deleting the data that are more than six years old.
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Chairman and CEO Norm Miller announced the Houston-based specialty retailer of furniture, mattresses, home appliances and consumer electronics will open a 250,000-square-foot distribution center in Louisiana, locating the multistate logistics facility in West Baton Rouge Parish. Conns HomePlus will be the major tenant in a new distribution complex to be built on Commercial Drive between the Port Allen and Lobdell exits along Interstate 10.
Department of Agriculture declared West Baton Rouge parish a primary disaster area, and five adjacent parishes as contiguous disaster areas.
Entergy Louisiana will buy the output of a 50-megawatt solar power plant to be built in West Baton Rouge Parish by LA3 West Baton Rouge, L.L.C.
James Parish, a chemical manufacturing site in Ascension Parish, a catalyst production facility in West Baton Rouge Parish, and a world-class offshore training facility in Tangipahoa Parish, among other operations.
The new facilities in Iberville Parish and West Baton Rouge Parish will boost the supply of chemicals for Dow's Performance Plastics arm, with applications in adhesives, sporting goods, diaper components, and automotive interiors and exteriors.
She was elected to the legislature from East and West Baton Rouge parishes and was re-elected to her fourth term last October, receiving 80 percent of the vote.

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