Baton Rouge demographics profile

StatisticBaton RougeLouisianaNational
Population228,6944,645,670318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,6628991
Median age31.336.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)39%52%55%
Speak English92%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%
Baton Rouge, LA has a population of 228,694 and is the 96th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,662 per sq mi which is 2901% higher than the Louisiana average and 2838% higher than the national average. The median age in Baton Rouge is 31 which is approximately 14% lower than the Louisiana average of 36. In Baton Rouge, 39% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 77% of Baton Rouge residents were born in Louisiana, 17% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Baton Rouge is 2901% higher than Louisiana.
  • The median age in Baton Rouge is 14% lower than Louisiana.
  • In Baton Rouge 38.61% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Baton Rouge 55.16% of the population is African American.
  • In Baton Rouge 3.59% of the population is Asian.

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Baton Rouge population breakdown by race

RaceBaton RougeLouisianaNational
Caucasian38.61%62.62%73.35%
African American55.16%32.16%12.63%
Asian3.59%1.69%5.22%
American Indian0.22%0.57%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.39%1.83%3.06%
Other race1.03%1.09%4.75%
In Baton Rouge, 3.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Baton Rouge age breakdown

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Source: The Baton Rouge, LA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).