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Baton Rouge: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 494,000

1990: 528,261

2000: 602,894

Percent change, 1990–2000: 12.37%

U.S. rank in 1980: 68th

U.S. rank in 1990: 90th

U.S. rank in 2000: 69th

City Residents

1980: 220,394

1990: 219,531

2000: 227,818

2003 estimate: 225,090

Percent change, 1990–2000: 3.77%

U.S. rank in 1980: 62nd

U.S. rank in 1990: 73rd (State rank: 2nd)

U.S. rank in 2000: 85th (State rank: 2nd)

Density: 2,964.7 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 105,691

Black or African American: 114,860

American Indian and Native Alaskan: 1,035

Asian: 6,547

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 176

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 3,918

Other: 1,888

Percent of residents born in state: 76.7% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population Under 5 years: 15,502

Population 5 to 9 years: 15,609

Population 10 to 14 years: 15,248

Population 15 to 19 years: 21,954

Population 20 to 24 years: 27,230

Population 25 to 34 years: 31,719

Population 35 to 44 years: 30,343

Population 45 to 54 years: 27,166

Population 55 to 59 years: 9,495

Population 60 to 64 years: 7,490

Population 65 to 74 years: 13,312

Population 75 to 84 years: 9,611

Population 85 years and over: 3,139

Median age: 30.4 years

Births (2002)

Total number: 4,878

Deaths (2002)

Total number: 2,604 (of which, 55 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $18,512

Median household income: $30,368

Total households: 88,913

Number of households with income of . . .

Less than $10,000: 15,805

$10,000 to $14,999: 7,903

$15,000 to $24,999: 14,039

$25,000 to $34,999: 11,366

$35,000 to $49,999: 12,451

$50,000 to $74,999: 12,538

$75,000 to $99,999: 6,544

$100,000 to $149,999: 4,813

$150,000 to $199,999: 1,526

$200,000 or more: 1,928

Percent of families below poverty level: 20.3% (72.7% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 18,949


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