StatisticBaton RougeLouisianaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,66210891
Median age31.336.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)39%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%43%43%
Speak English92%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Baton Rouge is 2365% higher than Louisiana
  • The median age in Baton Rouge is 14% lower than Louisiana
  • In Baton Rouge 38.61% of the population is White
  • In Baton Rouge 55.16% of the population is Black
  • In Baton Rouge 3.59% of the population is Asian

Compare Baton Rouge, LA Demographics


      Baton Rouge population breakdown by race

      RaceBaton RougeLouisianaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Baton Rouge age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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