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East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Seal of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting East Baton Rouge Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1812
Named for bâton rouge, French for red stick
Seat Baton Rouge
Largest city Baton Rouge
 • Total 470 sq mi (1,217 km2)
 • Land 455 sq mi (1,178 km2)
 • Water 15 sq mi (39 km2), 3.2%
 • (2010) 440,171
 • Density 967/sq mi (373/km²)
Congressional districts 2nd, 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.brgovwww

East Baton Rouge Parish (French: Paroisse de Bâton-Rouge Est) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 440,171, making it the most populous parish in the state.[1] The parish seat is Baton Rouge, Louisiana's state capital.[2]

East Baton Rouge Parish is part of the Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area.


  • Geography 1
    • Bodies of water 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
    • Adjacent parishes 1.3
  • Government 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Politics 4
  • Education 5
  • Law enforcement 6
  • National Guard 7
  • Cities within East Baton Rouge Parish 8
  • Communities 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 470 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 455 square miles (1,180 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (3.2%) is water.[3]

Bodies of water

Major highways

Adjacent parishes


The City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge has been run by a consolidated government since 1947, which combined the City of Baton Rouge government with the rural areas of the parish. The City and Parish are served by the Metropolitan Council and the Mayor-President. is the official government website for the City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Governmental Building & former Courthouse (St. Louis Street)

The parish courthouse in Baton Rouge is one of twenty-six public buildings constructed by the contractor

  • Heinrich, P. V., and W. J. Autin, 2000, Baton Rouge 30 x 60 minute geologic quadrangle. Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • McCulloh, R. P., 2001, Active Faults in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Public Information Series, no. 8, Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • McCulloh, R. P., 2008a, The Scotlandville, Denham Springs, and Baton Rouge Faults — A Map Guide for Real Estate Buyers, Sellers, and Developers in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. Public Information Series, no. 13, Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • McCulloh, R. P., 2008b, Field Trip Guide to Selected Locations Along the Baton Rouge Fault Trace Spanning the Pleistocene–Holocene Transition in Western East Baton Rouge Parish. Public Information Series, no. 8, Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Geology and Geological Hazards

  • Baton Rouge City and Parish government's website
  • Visit Baton Rouge
  • Travel ItineraryDiscover Our Shared HeritageExplore the History and Culture of Southeastern Louisiana, a National Park Service

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Caldwell, George A.".  
  5. ^ WAFB New courthouse to open soon
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  
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See also


Cities within East Baton Rouge Parish

The 769th Engineer Battalion (Combat) a unit of the 225th Engineer Brigade is located in East Baton Rouge Parish. Two companies of this battalion deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008. Another company sized unit, the 927TH Sapper Company deployed to Afghanistan in 2008-2009. As of 2011 yet another company, the 926TH MAC (Mobility Augmentation Company) located in Baker, Louisiana has been alerted for overseas deployment. The 769th Engineers has two other companies, the 922nd Horizontal Engineer Company located in Gonzales, Louisiana and the 928th Sapper Company located in Napoleonville, Louisiana.

National Guard

Law enforcement

Central residents attend the Central Community School System[18] schools.

Zachary residents attend the Zachary Community School Board.[17]

Baker residents attend the City of Baker School System.[16]

Sections of the parish not in Baker, Zachary, or the City of Central are zoned to schools in East Baton Rouge Parish School System.[15]


Since 1980, East Baton Rouge Parish has been a John F. Kerry won 45% of the votes and 82,298 votes.[14]


East Baton Rouge Parish has both the highest high school graduation rate, at 82.2%, and the highest percentage of residents holding at least a bachelor's degree, 33.3%, in the state of Louisiana.[13]

The median income for a household in the parish was $37,224, and the median income for a family was $47,480. Males had a median income of $38,334 versus $25,073 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $19,790. About 13.20% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.70% of those under age 18 and 11.50% of those age 65 or over.

In the parish the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 14.40% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.

There were 156,365 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.70% were married couples living together, 16.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were over 440,000 people, making it the largest parish in Louisiana.[12] There are also 156,365 households and 102,575 families residing in the parish. The population density was 906 people per square mile (350/km²). There were 169,073 housing units at an average density of 371 per square mile (143/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 49.5% White, 45.9% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. 3.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


In 2010 the 19th Judicial District Court moved into the new Courthouse on North Blvd.[5]

In the 1930s. [4]

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