East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

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2022 Population
454,369
0.237% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34
1.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.9%
1.11% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,083
6.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$232,800
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
217,919
0.567% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA had a population of 454k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $62,083. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA declined from 455,447 to 454,369, a −0.237% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,167 to $62,083, a 6.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.1%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.93%).

None of the households in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA are Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (7,785 degrees awarded in 2022), Baton Rouge Community College (1,531 degrees), and Southern University and A & M College (1,166 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA was $232,800, and the homeownership rate was 59.8%.

Most people in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA is home to a population of 454k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.72% of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (26k people).

In 2022, there were 1.04 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 198k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    205k ± 2.57k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    198k ± 703
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 2.64k
4.51%
Hispanic Population
20.5k people

In 2022, there were 1.04 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 198k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.51% of the people in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA are hispanic (20.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26k people
5.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
25.9k people

As of 2022, 5.72% of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA residents (26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA was 5.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,271 ± 619
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,206 ± 644
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,087 ± 440

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA employs 218k people. The largest industries in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,354 people), Retail Trade (24,597 people), and Educational Services (23,855 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,318), Utilities ($73,352), and Manufacturing ($69,442).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

218k
2022 Value
± 4,951
−0.567%
1 Year decline
± 3.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.567%, from 219k employees to 218k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (24,014 people), Management Occupations (21,522 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,942 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

218k
2022 Value
± 4,951
−0.567%
1 Year decline
± 3.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA declined at a rate of −0.567%, from 219k employees to 218k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,354 people), Retail Trade (24,597 people), and Educational Services (23,855 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,255
Median earning men ± $1,712
$33,954
Median earning women ± $670

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,638), Wholesale Trade ($70,615), and Manufacturing ($70,178).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($53,874), Construction ($49,557), and Public Administration ($49,508).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,533
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,644
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 3,057
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in East Baton Rouge County, LA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA awarded 12,473 degrees. The student population of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 23,631 male students and 34,954 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA are White (6,740 and 56.1%), followed by Black or African American (3,698 and 30.8%), Hispanic or Latino (621 and 5.17%), and Asian (386 and 3.21%).

The largest universities in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (7,785 and 62.4%), Baton Rouge Community College (1,531 and 12.3%), and Southern University and A & M College (1,166 and 9.35%).

The most popular majors in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA are General Studies (741 and 5.94%), General Business Administration & Management (618 and 4.95%), and Social Work (517 and 4.14%).

The median tuition costs in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA are $13,886 for private four year colleges, and $6,506 and $6,506 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 58,585 (40.3% men and 59.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 58,585 students enrolled in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, 40.3% men and 59.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 28,022 records, of which 55.7% were women and 44.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA was General Biological Sciences with 362 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,785 degrees awarded
  2. 1,531 degrees awarded
  3. 1,166 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College with 7,785 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,008 men were awarded degrees from institutions in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, which is 0.671 times less than the 7,465 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,740 degrees mean that there were 1.82 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,698 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($15,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,393) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,631) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA was $232,800 in 2022, which is 0.826 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $206,500 to $232,800, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA is 59.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA is $62,083. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA was Census Tract 50 with a value of $120,059, followed by Census Tract 49 and Census Tract 45.07, with respective values of $107,099 and $106,510.

In 2022, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.853%.

Property

$232,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,561
$103,930
Median Property Taxes
±$2,950

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In East Baton Rouge Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.8%
Homeownership
2022
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.8% of the housing units in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 50
  2. Census Tract 49
  3. Census Tract 45.07

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA was Census Tract 50 with a value of $120,059, followed by Census Tract 49 and Census Tract 45.07, with respective values of $107,099 and $106,510.

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Household Income

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$62,083
Median Household Income
± $1,760
174k
Number of Households
± 3,897

In 2022, the median household income of the 174k households in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA grew to $62,083 from the previous year's value of $58,167.

The following chart displays the households in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for East Baton Rouge Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.93%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.09%)

In 2022, 80.5% of workers in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.93%) and those who worked at home (6.09%).

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.853%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA (78.8k out of 441k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.8% of the children was living in poverty in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 583 in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 174 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.6% of the population of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 22.1% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.863% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA see 1076 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (1089 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1309 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 217 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,076 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA see an average of 1,076 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (1,089 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 26.7% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.36%
Uninsured
45.7%
Employer Coverage
22.1%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.863%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA declined by 2.22% from 8.55% to 8.36%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 81.6 in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.1% in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.5% in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

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