Baton Rouge, LA Population

By | June 17, 2019

Population: 227,818. Estimated population in July 2020: 222,064 (-2.5% change)
Males: 108,255 (47.5%), Females: 119,563 (52.5%)

The city of Baton Rouge is located inĀ East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of parishes in Louisiana.

Zip codes: 70801, 70802, 70805, 70806, 70807, 70808, 70809, 70810, 70811, 70812, 70814, 70815, 70816, 70817, 70818, 70819, 70820, 70836.

Median resident age: 30.4 years
Median household income: $30,368
Median house value: $94,700

Races in Baton Rouge:

  • Black (50.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (44.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Vietnamese (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

Ancestries: French (8.9%), English (6.3%), German (6.2%), Irish (5.7%), United States (4.2%), Italian (3.9%).

Elevation: 53 feet

Land area: 76.8 square miles

Map of Baton Rouge, LA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Baton Rouge

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Baton Rouge city

  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

4.4% Foreign born (2.2% Asia, 1.0% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,134 (+2.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Baton Rouge:

  • BATON ROUGE GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER (3600 FLORIDA STREET)
  • BENTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (4660 COVENTION STREET)
  • COMMUNITY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF B (7414 SUMRALL DRIVE ROAD)
  • EARL K LONG MEDICAL CENTER (5825 AIRLINE HIGHWAY)
  • OASIS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (4363 CONVENTION STREET)
  • OUR LADY OF THE LAKE REG MED CENTER (5000 HENNESSY BLVD)
  • REHAB HOSPITAL OF BATON ROUGE (8595 UNITED PLAZA BLVD)
  • SAGE REHABILITATION INSTITUTE (8225 SUMMA AVE)
  • SUMMIT HOSPITAL (17000 MEDICAL CENTER DR)
  • WOMANS HOSPITAL (9050 AIRLINE HWY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Baton Rouge:

  • BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN, RYAN FIELD (about 5 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; Abbreviation: BTR)
  • ACADIANA REGIONAL (about 60 miles; NEW IBERIA, LA; Abbreviation: ARA)
  • LAFAYETTE REGIONAL (about 61 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; Abbreviation: LFT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Baton Rouge:

  • LOUISIANA REGIONAL (about 25 miles; GONZALES, LA; Abbreviation: L38)
  • FALSE RIVER RGNL (about 29 miles; NEW ROADS, LA; Abbreviation: HZR)
  • PETE ANTIE MUNI (about 44 miles; MELVILLE, LA; Abbreviation: 7L9)
Amtrak station:
BATON ROUGE (1253 FLORIDA ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Baton Rouge:

  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & AG & MECH & HEBERT LAWS CTR (Full-time enrollment: 28,696; Public; Website: www.lsu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A & M COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 8,399; Location: Southern Branch Post Office; Public; Website: www.subr.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,803; Location: 5310 FLORIDA BLVD; Public; Website: www.brcc.cc.la.us)
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-BATON ROUGE CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 663; Location: 3250 N ACADIAN TWY E; Public; Website: www.brti.tec.la.us)
  • OUR LADY OF THE LAKE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 592; Location: 5345 BRITTANY DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.OLOLCOLLEGE.EDU)
  • ITI TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 270; Location: 13944 AIRLINE HWY; Private, for-profit; Website: www.iticollege.org)
  • DELTA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 249; Location: 7380 EXCHANGE PLACE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.deltacollege.com)
  • CAMELOT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 226; Location: 2618 WOODDALE BLVD STE A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.camelotcollege.com)
  • BATON ROUGE SCHOOL OF COMPUTERS (Full-time enrollment: 116; Location: 10425 PLAZA AMERICANA; Private, for-profit; Website: www.brsc.net)
  • MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 104; Location: 4528 BENNINGTON AVE STE 10; Private, for-profit)
  • KING’S CAREER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 95; Location: 141 Ocean Drive; Private, for-profit)
  • LOCKWORKS ACADEMIE OF HAIRDRESSING (Full-time enrollment: 75; Location: 2834 S SHERWOOD FOREST BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • D-JAYS SCHOOL OF BEAUTY ARTS AND SCIENCES (Full-time enrollment: 62; Location: 5131 GOVERNMENT ST; Private, for-profit)
  • CULINARY ARTS INSTITUTE OF LOUISIANA (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 2857 PERKINS ROAD; Private, for-profit)
  • DOMESTIC HEALTH CARE INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 42; Location: 4826 JAMESTOWN AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • BATON ROUGE GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF NURS (Full-time enrollment: 31; Location: 3616 NORTH BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.generalhealth.org)
  • BATON ROUGE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 29; Location: 2834 S SHERWOOD FOREST STE B12; Private, for-profit)
  • MEDVANCE INSTITUTE-BATON ROUGE (Full-time enrollment: 21; Location: 4173 GOVERNMENT ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.medvance.org)
  • BATON ROUGE GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER-RADIOLOGIC TECH (Full-time enrollment: 20; Location: 3600 FLORIDA BLVD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • DIESEL DRIVING ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 16; Location: 8136 AIRLINE HWY; Private, for-profit; Website: www.dieseldrivingacademy.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Baton Rouge:

  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; HAMMOND, LA; Full-time enrollment: 12,549)
  • NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; THIBODAUX, LA; Full-time enrollment: 6,244)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 66 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,673)
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 79 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Full-time enrollment: 10,230)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS (about 79 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,399)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 80 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,659)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (about 80 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Full-time enrollment: 12,442)

Biggest public high schools in Baton Rouge:

  • WOODLAWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,193; Location: 15755 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,188; Location: 10200 EAST BROOKSIDE DRIVE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • BATON ROUGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,187; Location: 2825 GOVERNMENT STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TARA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,106; Location: 9002 WHITEHALL AVENUE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • BROADMOOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,024; Location: 10100 GOODWOOD BOULEVARD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • BELAIRE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 953; Location: 12121 TAMS DRIVE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • SCOTLANDVILLE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 946; Location: 9870 SCOTLAND AVENUE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • GLEN OAKS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 783; Location: 6650 CEDAR GROVE DRIVE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • ISTROUMA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 780; Location: 3730 WINBOURNE AVENUE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • ROBERT E. LEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 752; Location: 1105 LEE DRIVE; Grades: 08 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Baton Rouge:

  • EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,024; Location: 3200 WOODLAND RIDGE BLVD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CATHOLIC HIGH SCH BOYS (Students: 864; Location: 855 HEARTHSTONE DRIVE; Grades: 8 – 12; Boys only)
  • REDEMPTORIST SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 789; Location: 4000 ST GERARD AVE; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • ST JOSEPHS ACADEMY (Students: 762; Location: 3015 BROUSSARD STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 755; Location: 2037 QUAIL DR; Grades: PK – 12)
  • BISHOP J V SULLIVAN JR HI SCH (Students: 738; Location: PO BOX 86110; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • THE DUNHAM SCHOOL (Students: 698; Location: 11111 ROY EMERSON DRIVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HOSANNA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 414; Location: 8850 GOODWOOD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FAMILY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 346; Location: 8919 WORLD MINISTRY AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • JEHOVAH-JIREH CHRISTIAN ACA (Students: 241; Location: 7513 PRESCOTT ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Baton Rouge:

  • LSU LABORATORY SCHOOL (Students: 903; Location: 45 DALRYMPLE DRIVE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • SHERWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 841; Location: 1020 MARLBROOK DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PARK FOREST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 826; Location: 3760 ALETHA DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SOUTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 800; Location: 15000 HARRELLS FERRY ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 791; Location: 11526 SULLIVAN ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BROADMOOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 756; Location: 1225 SHARP ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WESTDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 740; Location: 5650 CLAYCUT ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LABELLE AIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 671; Location: 12255 TAMS DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WEDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 646; Location: 2330 ASPENWOOD AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • KENILWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 639; Location: 7600 BOONE DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Baton Rouge:

  • ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 1,072; Location: 11400 SHERBROOK DR; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST ALOYSIUS SCHOOL (Students: 903; Location: 2025 STUART AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MERCY ELEM SCH (Students: 835; Location: 400 MARQUETTE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST GEORGE SCHOOL (Students: 824; Location: 7880 ST GEORGE DRIVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 564; Location: 8033 BARRINGER ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST JEAN VIANNEY SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 16266 HARRELLS FERRY RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST LOUIS KING OF FRANCE SCH (Students: 390; Location: 2311 N SHERWOOD FOREST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • COMITE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 386; Location: 12250 GREENWELL SPRINGS RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 8833 GOODWOOD BLVD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ST JAMES EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: BOX 3011 445 CONVENTION ST; Grades: PK – 5)

Libraries

Library in Baton Rouge:

  • EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,290,737; Location: 7711 GOODWOOD BOULEVARD; 1,320,972 books; 20,663 audio materials; 11,896 video materials; 2,635 serial subscriptions)