Baton Rouge metropolitan area

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area

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Largest city Baton Rouge
Other cities  - Baker
 - Zachary
 - Denham Springs
 - Gonzales
 - Central City
 - Port Allen
 - Donaldsonville
 - Walker
 - Plaquemine
 - St. Gabriel
Population  Ranked 65th in the U.S.
 – Total 802,484 (2010)
 – Density 184.5 /sq. mi. 
71.3 /km2
Area 4,196 sq. mi.
10,862 km2
Country   United States
State(s)  Louisiana
Elevation   
 – Highest point > 350 feet (> 106 m)
 – Lowest point 10 feet (3 m)

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a sprawling area surrounding the city of Baton Rouge. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 802,484,[1] up from 705,973 in 2000.[2]

Comprising the northeastern portion of Acadiana and the western edge of the Florida Parishes regions, it is known as "Plantation Country", the "Capital Region", and "The 225" (a reference to its area code).

Baton Rouge is unusual because it has no major incorporated satellite cities, a rarity for a metropolitan area of its size.

History[edit]

The Baton Rouge metropolitan area was first defined in 1950. Then known as the Baton Rouge Standard Metropolitan Area (or Baton Rouge SMA), it consisted of a single parish – East Baton Rouge – and had a population of 158,236.[3][4] Following a term change by the Bureau of the Budget (present-day Office of Management and Budget) in 1959, the Baton Rouge SMA became the Baton Rouge Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (or Baton Rouge SMSA).[5] By the census of 1960, the population had grown to 230,058, a 45% increase over the previous census.[4] A total of 285,167 people lived in East Baton Rouge Parish in 1970.[4]

Three additional parishes were added to the Baton Rouge SMSA in 1973 – Ascension, Livingston, and West Baton Rouge.[6] These four parishes had a combined population of 375,628 in 1970. The area grew rapidly during the 1970s and by the 1980 census, the population had increased 32% to 494,151.[4] In 1983, the official name was shortened to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area (or Baton Rouge MSA), which is still in use to date.[5] 528,264 residents lived in the metropolitan statistical area in 1990[4] and 602,894 people lived in the four parishes by the year 2000.

In 2003, the Baton Rouge MSA was expanded to its current size with the addition of five more parishes – East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, and West Feliciana.[7] This nine-parish region had a population of 705,973 in 2000.

Parishes[edit]

Population by Parish[edit]

Communities[edit]

Places with more than 225,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 10,000 to 30,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants[edit]

Unincorporated places[edit]

Combined Statistical Area[edit]

Map of Louisiana highlighting the Baton Rouge-Pierre Part CSA

The Baton Rouge–Pierre Part Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is made up of ten parishes. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area and one micropolitan area. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 729,361 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 809,821).[8]

Components[edit]

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Baton Rouge (Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data – Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. 
  2. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Standard Metropolitan Areas (SMAs) and Components" (TXT). Standard Metropolitan Areas defined by the Bureau of the Budget, October 13, 1950. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2000-12-14. Archived from the original on September 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Louisiana – Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 1995-03-27. Archived from the original on September 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  5. ^ a b "About Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. Archived from the original on September 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) and Components, 1973" (TXT). Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas defined by Office of Management and Budget, April 27, 1973. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2000-05-01. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Components, 2003" (TXT). Metropolitan statistical areas defined by Office of Management and Budget, June 6, 2003. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2003-07-10. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-02)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original on April 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-24.