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Parish Profile

| Location | Population | Labor | Education | Climate |
| Transportation | Waterways | Taxes | Government |
| Quality of Life | Historical Sites | Utilities & Services |
| Top Employers |

Louisiana Map and East Baton Rouge Parish Boundaries

LOCATION (Parish Seat: Baton Rouge)

Major Cities

Distance in Miles/Time

Atlanta, GA 531 / 8.32
Dallas, TX 441 / 7.10
Houston, TX 272 / 4.27
New Orleans, LA 82 / 1.22
Note: Distance computed between major cities and parish seat
POPULATION
2010 2000 1990 1980
Parish

440,171

412,852 380,105 366,191
Baton Rouge

229,553

227,818 219,531 219,419
LABOR FORCE (2008 U.S. Census)
Parish
Population 16 Years & Over 334,844
Unemployment rate 6.8%
Employment by Occupation (2008 U.S.Census)

Employment by Occupation Graph

EDUCATION

Number of Schools

Elementary
(K-6)
Middle
(7-8)
High
(9-12)
Private
(K-12 )
52 12 11 56
Colleges / Universities
(Within 1 Hour Commuting Distance)
Enrollment

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge

26,261

Southeastern Louisiana University - Hammond

15,225

Southern University - Baton Rouge

7,800

Baton Rouge Community College

6,525
 

Public Libraries

13

Total Number of Volumes

2,026,890

CLIMATE

 

Monthly Average Temperature

 

January     

51.2°

August     

80.5°

Annual     

67.5°

Annual Average Rainfall

55.6 inches
TRANSPORTATION
Highways    
Interstate I-10, I-12 and I-110; U.S. 61and U.S. 190

State 19, 30, 37, 42, 61, 64, 67, 73, 408, 410 and 426

Rail

Railroads - Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific, Canadian National

Motor Freight Carriers - 43

Terminal Facilities are available within the parish

Air Service
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Commercial Airlines

American Eagle

Continental

Continental Express

Delta

Average number flights per day

30

Number of Runways

3

Length of Runways      7,004 feet

7,600 feet and 3,799 feet

Waterways

   
Deepwater Channel
Port Facilities

Depth

Distance to Port

Port of Baton Rouge

45 feet

56 miles

Foreign Trade Zone

Yes

Nearest Shallow Draft Channel
Port Facilities

Depth

Distance to Port

Greater Krotz Springs Port

12 feet

46 miles

Foreign Trade Zone

No

Barge Terminals

28

TAXES    
Sales Taxes  

Rate

State

4%

Parish

5%

Parish Millage Rate (2001)

112.47

2001 Local State Sales Tax

$278,228,780

GOVERNMENT    
 

Type Government

Zoning
Regulations

Fire Insurance Rating

Baton Rouge

Mayor / Council

Yes

Class 1

QUALITY OF LIFE    
BREC Facilities    
Ball Fields Parks
Bluebonnet Swamp Recreational Centers
Golf Courses Velodrome
Horse Activity Centers Zoo
Recreational    
Bowling Alleys Lakes
Cinemas Skating Rinks
Country Clubs Tennis Courts
Hunting / Fishing Zoo
Arts    
Baton Rouge Little Theater Museums  
Galleries Opera Theater
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Historical Sites    
Antebellum Homes State Capitol Building
Old Governor's Mansion USS KIDD (DD-661)
Old State Capitol

For more information visit Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau  at www.visitbatonrouge.com External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge

UTILITIES AND SERVICES
Electricity
Dixie Electric Membership Corporation (DEMCO)
Entergy
Telephone    
AT&T Telephone Company
Eatel
Cox Communications
(Several long distance providers are available)
Water Supplier    
Baton Rouge Water Company
Natural Gas    
Atmos Entergy Corporation
Entergy
Sewer System Supplier    
East Baton Rouge Parish
TOP EMPLOYERS
Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Cajun Contractors
Exxon Mobil Chemical Company
Louisiana State University
Newtron Group, LLC
Oschner Clinic Foundations
Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center
Performance Contractors
Southern University and A&M College
The Shaw Group
Woman’s Hospital