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East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2014: 446,042 (93% urban, 7% rural); it was 412,852 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 70,889
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 31,452
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 96,305
Renter-occupied apartments: 69,716 (it was 60,060 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

33%

Land area: 455 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 979 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in East Baton Rouge Parish: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.8%), Educational, health and social services (21.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (45.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.7%)
  • Asian alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 214,308  (48.0%)
Females: 231,734  (52.0%)
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East Baton Rouge Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
East Baton Rouge Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,463 ($37,224 in 1999)

This county:

$48463
Louisiana:

$44164

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $656 (lower quartile is $507, upper quartile is $884)
This county:

$656
State:

$620


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $165,900 (it was $96,600 in 2000)
East Baton Rouge:

$165,900
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $110,200 - $251,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $212,386
Here:

$212,386
State:

$185,899

Townhouses or other attached units: $233,093
Here:

$233,093
State:

$188,890

In 2-unit structures: $120,258
Here:

$120,258
State:

$226,200

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $116,053
Here:

$116,053
State:

$171,492

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,948
Here:

$161,948
State:

$204,130

Mobile homes: $31,066
Here:

$31,066
State:

$51,719

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,654
Here:

$8,654
State:

$18,047
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,222
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $342

Institutionalized population: 4,861

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 10
  • Rapes: 40
  • Robberies: 245
  • Assaults: 481
  • Burglaries: 1445
  • Thefts: 7336
  • Auto thefts: 489

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 13
  • Rapes: 40
  • Robberies: 166
  • Assaults: 387
  • Burglaries: 1576
  • Thefts: 8487
  • Auto thefts: 536
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Health of residents in East Baton Rouge Parish based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
40.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
69.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
70.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.
37.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1473 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 924 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2009: 882 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2010: 1061 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2011: 812 buildings, average cost: $236,700
  • 2012: 1070 buildings, average cost: $235,800
  • 2013: 1032 buildings, average cost: $249,700
  • 2014: 1190 buildings, average cost: $237,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,081 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $588 (0.4%)

East Baton Rouge Parish household income distribution in 2009 East Baton Rouge Parish home values distribution East Baton Rouge Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.8%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.1% for Black residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.3% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.8%
East Baton Rouge Parish:

20.8%
Louisiana:

19.8%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.1% for Black residents, 30.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.6% for American Indian residents, 36.4% for other race residents, 27.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Baton Rouge, LA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in East Baton Rouge Parish is $624 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $720 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $918 a month.

Cities in this county include: Baton Rouge, Central, Shenandoah, Baker, Zachary, Merrydale, Gardere, Oak Hills Place, Village St. George, Old Jefferson.

East Baton Rouge Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in East Baton Rouge Parish:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.221 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 25.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in East Baton Rouge Parish: Camp Bena Lea (A), Dixie Ranch (B), Hygeia Health Camp (C), Camp Salmen (D), Camp Covington (E), English Lookout (F), West Saint Tammany Regional Sewage Treatment Plant (G), Timber Branch Sewage Treatment Plant (H), Terre Maria Sewage Treatment Plant (I), Tallow Creek Sewage Treatment Plant (J), Saint Tammany Parish Sewer District Number 6 Activated Sludge Plant (K), Magnolia Forest Wastewater Treatment Plant (L), Lake Hills Sewage Treatment Plant (M), Kingspoint Wastewater Treatment Facility (N), Huntwyck Village Wastewater Treatment Plant (O), Highway 22 Sewage Treatment Plant (P), Faubourq - Coquille Sewage Treatment Plant (Q), Castine Regional Sewage Treatment Plant (R), Autumn Wind Sewage Treatment Plant (S), Arrowwood Wastewater Treatment Facility (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Saint Tammany Oaks Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in East Baton Rouge Parish include: Riverside United Pentecostal Church (A), Riverside Baptist Church (B), New Dimension Church of God (C), New Covenant Presbyterian Church (D), New Beginning Baptist Church (E), Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church (F), Mandeville Christian Fellowship Church (G), Macedonia Baptist Church (H), Little Zion Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Waldheim Cemetery (1), Wager Cemetery (2), Talleys Chapel Cemetery (3), Sharp Chapel Cemetery (4), Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery (5), Saint Gertrudes Cemetery (6), Pilgrim Rest Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bayou Laurier (A), Little Cannon Lake (B), Lindsey Lake (C), Lily Lagoon (D), White Oak Ridge Lake (E), Kopman Bayou (F), Banks Lake (G), Sally Miller Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Yellow Bayou (A), Wrights Creek (B), Wooly Bayou (C), Woods Bayou (D), Wilson Slough (E), West Pearl River (F), Audubon Creek (G), West Bayou (H), Waterhole Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in East Baton Rouge Parish include: Fairview Riverside State Park (1), Fontainebleau State Park (2), Saint Tammany State Game Refuge (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Olimpic Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Gulf County, Florida , Jackson County, Florida , Livingston Parish , Pointe Coupee Parish , St. Charles Parish , Pearl River County, Mississippi .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 45,355
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 15,474 (41% naturalized citizens)

East Baton Rouge Parish:

3.7%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5,037
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,817
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,513
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,845
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,459
  • 1970 to 1974: 778
  • 1970 to 1974: 599
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,426

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.5%

East Baton Rouge Parish marital status for males East Baton Rouge Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 109,344
  • One, attached: 5,093
  • Two: 3,975
  • 3 or 4: 11,689
  • 5 to 9: 7,690
  • 10 to 19: 7,319
  • 20 or more: 18,119
  • Mobile homes: 5,748
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 96

Housing units in East Baton Rouge Parish with a mortgage: 60,316 (6,455 second mortgage, 4,882 home equity loan, 240 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26,035

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for East Baton Rouge Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant120,949258
Catholic97,90424
Black Protestant35,27264
Mainline Protestant32,76550
Other9,60436
Orthodox4574
None143,220-
East Baton Rouge Parish Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 111
East Baton Rouge Parish:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 69
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
East Baton Rouge Parish:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 273
This county:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
East Baton Rouge Parish:

9.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
East Baton Rouge Parish:

27.7%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in East Baton Rouge Parish:

Average size of farms: 126 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,101
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $464.91
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,168
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.23%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,778
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.35%
Vegetables: 113 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 140 acres

Tornado activity:

East Baton Rouge Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 1941702.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 50 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/21/1997, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 43 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Baton Rouge Parish-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 191.5 miles away from East Baton Rouge Parish center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 400.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 232.9 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from East Baton Rouge Parish center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 303.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • LouisianaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 1, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1786): September 2, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3289): August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3289, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1607): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3260): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1603): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1603, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3212): August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaLoss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 1, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3172): February 1, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3172, Natural disaster type: Other
  • LouisianaHurricane Lili, Incident Period: October 1, 2002 to October 16, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1437): October 3, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1437, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaTropical Storm Isidore, Incident Period: September 21, 2002 to October 1, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1435): September 27, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1435, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • LouisianaTropical Storm Allison, Incident Period: June 5, 2001 to June 22, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1380): June 11, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1380, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in East Baton Rouge Parish (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Vietnam (17%)
  • India (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in East Baton Rouge Parish (%):

  • French (except Basque) (10%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • French Canadian (3%)

East Baton Rouge Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 153,505 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 22,018 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,530 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 20 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 77 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 127 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 784 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,312 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,242 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,350 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 7,713 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,412 people in nursing homes
  • 1,503 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 714 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 563 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 296 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 277 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 204 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 186 people in state prisons
  • 145 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 130 people in other group homes
  • 102 people in religious group quarters
  • 92 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 92 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 64 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 51 people in halfway houses
  • 48 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 31 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

People in group quarters in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 4,982 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,340 people in state prisons
  • 2,176 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 426 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 357 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 244 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 235 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 127 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 87 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 68 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in federal prisons
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,804.

5.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($578 average AGI)
East Baton Rouge Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

3.37% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($20,531 average AGI)
2.40% relocated from other states ($17,511 average AGI)
East Baton Rouge Parish:

2.40%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Livingston Parish, LA  0.53% ($37,659 average AGI)
from Ascension Parish, LA  0.42% ($44,275)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.22% ($31,509)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.20% ($34,663)
from East Feliciana Parish, LA  0.19% ($33,643)
from West Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.19% ($29,562)
from Harris County, TX  0.17% ($40,188)


6.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,127 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($393 average AGI)
East Baton Rouge Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

3.97% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($22,811 average AGI)
2.78% relocated to other states ($18,923 average AGI)
East Baton Rouge Parish:

2.78%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.75% ($38,734 average AGI)
to Ascension Parish, LA  0.66% ($58,948)
to Orleans Parish, LA  0.49% ($32,962)
to Harris County, TX  0.32% ($46,766)
to Jefferson Parish, LA  0.22% ($32,413)
to West Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.21% ($36,095)
to East Feliciana Parish, LA  0.18% ($37,953)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in East Baton Rouge Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in East Baton Rouge Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 10.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in East Baton Rouge Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in East Baton Rouge Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in East Baton Rouge Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 54,247 (43,863 aged, 10,384 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 12,420 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4275)
  • Congestive heart failure (3147)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3145)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2525)
  • Unspecified dementia (2078)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2076)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1981)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1781)
  • Other specified general symptoms and signs (1457)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (1211)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.21
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16149.94
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 351.640
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46499.67

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1421.190
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 883.050
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57.51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.12

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.91
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 115.1
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.8
  • Other - 22.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 84.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.7
  • Suffocation - 12.1
  • Other - 11.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 429,066
  • In family households: 342,798 (64,191 male householders, 42,933 female householders)
    66,359 spouses, 124,502 children (116,109 natural, 2,423 adopted, 5,970 stepchildren), 15,249 grandchildren, 6,524 brothers or sisters, 3,679 parents, 7,425 other relatives, 9,898 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 86,268 (30,837 male householders (22,223 living alone)), 34,096 female householders (27,181 living alone)), 21,335 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11,105 (4,861 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 43,779 2-persons, 26,470 3-persons, 20,304 4-persons, 9,893 5-persons, 3,968 6-persons, 2,710 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 49,404 1-person, 11,513 2-persons, 2,649 3-persons, 1,101 4-persons, 187 5-persons, 41 6-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons.

60,260 married couples with children.
33,066 single-parent households (4,800 men, 28,266 women).

92.3% of residents of East Baton Rouge Parish speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,178,305,000 ($7702 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $201,151,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $888,403,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $557,063,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,663,000
Federal grants: $1,390,857,000
Federal procurement contracts: $167,226,000 ($131,531,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $165,092,000 ($32,217,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,758,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $213,514,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,297,598,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 31,831
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 17,498
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,328
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -19,690
Here -48 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in East Baton Rouge Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 64.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,258
  • 2000 to 2004: 32,764
  • 1990 to 1999: 27,054
  • 1980 to 1989: 30,817
  • 1970 to 1979: 38,024
  • 1960 to 1969: 28,469
  • 1950 to 1959: 16,530
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,050
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,893
Rooms in houses/apartments in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 63
  • 2 rooms: 680
  • 3 rooms: 3,248
  • 4 rooms: 6,546
  • 5 rooms: 21,634
  • 6 rooms: 25,596
  • 7 rooms: 18,217
  • 8 rooms: 11,028
  • 9+ rooms: 9,293
  • 1 room: 2,418
  • 2 rooms: 6,575
  • 3 rooms: 11,639
  • 4 rooms: 17,412
  • 5 rooms: 12,773
  • 6 rooms: 5,797
  • 7 rooms: 1,997
  • 8 rooms: 888
  • 9+ rooms: 561
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 365
  • 1 bedroom: 2,028
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,144
  • 3 bedrooms: 55,131
  • 4 bedrooms: 22,302
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,335
  • no bedroom: 2,791
  • 1 bedroom: 16,652
  • 2 bedrooms: 25,409
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,044
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,012
  • 5+ bedrooms: 152
Cars and other vehicles available in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,805
  • 1 vehicle: 28,795
  • 2 vehicles: 45,335
  • 3 vehicles: 13,612
  • 4 vehicles: 3,732
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,026
  • no vehicle: 9,779
  • 1 vehicle: 30,382
  • 2 vehicles: 15,802
  • 3 vehicles: 3,199
  • 4 vehicles: 719
  • 5+ vehicles: 179

53% of East Baton Rouge Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Louisiana.

East Baton Rouge Parish:

52.7%
State average:

59.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 313707
  • Northeast: 7480
  • Midwest: 14389
  • South: 51324
  • West: 8150

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $83,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in East Baton Rouge Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.7%)
  • Electricity (43.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Electricity (73.9%)
  • Utility gas (24.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,128
Here:

26.9%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,339
Here:

21.6%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,144
Here:

8.4%
Louisiana:

16.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 13,591
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,068
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 12,523
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3,342
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 7,929
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,320
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,047
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 6,370
East Baton Rouge Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

East Baton Rouge Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 89 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,789$156,1462,134$196,2996,331$186,171601$58,46947$1,825,617986$148,36895$83,821
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED89$147,247180$199,300737$174,89683$57,4580$058$125,51719$58,789
APPLICATIONS DENIED448$143,900383$138,2582,683$155,138599$41,4214$166,750258$100,38473$64,384
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN258$150,264328$182,1551,686$173,91993$82,2152$13,320,000139$137,34522$45,182
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS74$144,79769$220,246521$160,31554$80,2960$032$93,8758$101,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 75 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED465$215,187282$211,5437$133,143
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED151$210,656112$197,77714$120,571
APPLICATIONS DENIED69$215,76876$218,6325$157,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$196,64532$225,1255$194,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$139,1439$215,0001$155,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,93177.7 years
John1,72972.6 years
James1,70270.2 years
William1,26973.0 years
Joseph1,21871.9 years
Robert1,08869.1 years
Willie96172.4 years
Charles91570.9 years
George78373.4 years
Henry74772.8 years
Most common last names in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1,35070.8 years
Smith1,15072.5 years
Johnson1,09769.6 years
Brown78871.3 years
Jones70171.3 years
Jackson62470.6 years
Davis60571.2 years
Thomas53470.2 years
Wilson40773.4 years
Harris40671.1 years
Businesses in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T21Lane Furniture3
Academy Sports + Outdoors2LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware4Levi Strauss & Co.1
Advance Auto Parts7Little Caesars Pizza5
Aeropostale1Lowe's3
Albertsons7Macy's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott8
Ann Taylor1Marshalls1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets9
Arby's2Mazda2
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's30
Audi1Microtel3
AutoZone12Motel 62
Avenue1Motherhood Maternity3
BMW1New Balance6
Bakers1New York & Co1
Bally Total Fitness1Nike24
Banana Republic1Nissan2
Barnes & Noble2Office Depot7
Baskin-Robbins6Old Navy2
Bath & Body Works2Olive Garden1
Bed Bath & Beyond2On The Border1
Best Western3Outback2
Blockbuster9Outback Steakhouse2
Budget Car Rental1Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Papa John's Pizza6
Burger King17Payless9
CVS14Penske5
CarMax1PetSmart3
Casual Male XL1Pier 1 Imports1
Catherines1Pizza Hut11
Chevrolet4Plato's Closet1
Chick-Fil-A4Popeyes18
Chico's1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Chuck E. Cheese's2Quality1
Church's Chicken10Quiznos6
Circle K45RadioShack12
Cold Stone Creamery2Ramada1
Coldwater Creek1Red Lobster1
ColorTyme2Red Roof Inn1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid10
Comfort Suites2Rooms To Go2
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Crossland Economy Studios1Rue211
Curves3Ryan's Grill2
DHL4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Days Inn3SONIC Drive-In13
Domino's Pizza9Sam's Club2
DressBarn1Sears5
Dressbarn1Shoe Carnival2
Extended Stay America1Sleep Inn1
FedEx77Sprint Nextel5
Finish Line1Starbucks7
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Subaru1
Foot Locker1Subway50
Ford3Super 82
GNC14T-Mobile18
GameStop8T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell14
Goodwill2Talbots1
Gymboree1Target2
H&R Block19The Athlete's Foot2
Havertys Furniture1The Limited1
Haworth1The Room Place3
Hilton5Tire Kingdom2
Hobby Lobby2Toyota3
Holiday Inn7Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot4True Value6
Honda2U-Haul15
Hot Topic1UPS62
Hyatt1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP2Vans2
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless2
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
Jones New York6Waffle House7
Journeys1Walgreens17
KFC6Walmart10
Kincaid2Wendy's15
Knights Inn1Wet Seal1
Kohl's1Whole Foods Market1
La Quinta3YMCA8
La-Z-Boy1Z Gallerie1
Lane Bryant2

East Baton Rouge Parish on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"