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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

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West Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Port Allen and as of 2000, the population is 21,601.

Map of Louisiana highlighting West Baton Rouge Parish
Map of Louisiana highlighting West Baton Rouge Parish
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History

West Baton Rouge Parish was formed in 1807; it was named Baton Rouge Parish until 1812.

Geography

The parish has a total area of 527 km2 (204 mi2). 495 km2 (191 mi2) of it is land and 32 km2 (12 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 6.10% water.

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 21,601 people, 7,663 households, and 5,739 families residing in the parish. The population density is 44/km2 (113/mi2). There are 8,370 housing units at an average density of 17/km2 (44/mi2). The racial makeup of the parish is 62.78% White, 35.49% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,663 households out of which 37.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.50% are married couples living together, 18.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% are non-families. 21.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.74 and the average family size is 3.20.

In the parish the population is spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.40 males.

The median income for a household in the parish is $37,117, and the median income for a family is $43,204. Males have a median income of $35,618 versus $22,960 for females. The per capita income for the parish is $15,773. 17.00% of the population and 13.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.20% of those under the age of 18 and 13.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Regions
Acadiana - Florida Parishes - Greater New Orleans - Northwest Louisiana
Largest cities
Alexandria - Baton Rouge - Bossier City - Houma - Kenner - Lafayette - Lake Charles - Metairie - Monroe - New Iberia - New Orleans - Shreveport
Parishes

Acadia - Allen - Ascension - Assumption - Avoyelles - Beauregard - Bienville - Bossier - Caddo - Calcasieu - Caldwell - Cameron - Catahoula - Claiborne - Concordia - De Soto - East Baton Rouge - East Carroll - East Feliciana - Evangeline - Franklin - Grant - Iberia - Iberville - Jackson - Jefferson - Jefferson Davis -
La Salle - Lafayette - Lafourche - Lincoln - Livingston - Madison - Morehouse - Natchitoches - Orleans - Ouachita - Plaquemines - Pointe Coupee - Rapides -
Red River - Richland - Sabine - St. Bernard - St. Charles - St. Helena - St. James - St. John the Baptist - St. Landry - St. Martin - St. Mary - St. Tammany - Tangipahoa - Tensas - Terrebonne - Union - Vermilion - Vernon - Washington - Webster - West Baton Rouge - West Carroll - West Feliciana - Winn

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