Brownfields, Louisiana

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Brownfields, Louisiana
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish East Baton Rouge
Elevation 62 ft (18.9 m)
Coordinates 30°33′0″N 91°7′22″W / 30.55000°N 91.12278°W / 30.55000; -91.12278Coordinates: 30°33′0″N 91°7′22″W / 30.55000°N 91.12278°W / 30.55000; -91.12278
Area 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 - land 4.1 sq mi (11 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 5,401 (2010)
Density 1,306.0/sq mi (504.2/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 225
East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana incorporated and unincorporated areas Brownfields highlighted.svg
Location in East Baton Rouge Parish and the state of Louisiana.
Map of USA LA.svg
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Brownfields is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 5,401 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Brownfields is located north of the center of East Baton Rouge Parish and is bordered to the north by the city of Baker, to the east by Central, and to the southwest by Baton Rouge. Brownfields is 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown Baton Rouge. The border with Central is formed by the Comite River, a south-flowing tributary of the Amite River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Brownfields CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.15%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,222 people, 1,884 households, and 1,428 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,265.3 people per square mile (488.2/km²). There were 2,024 housing units at an average density of 490.4 per square mile (189.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 46.80% White, 51.82% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 1,884 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,103, and the median income for a family was $41,943. Males had a median income of $34,135 versus $22,279 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,894. About 11.6% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools serves one portion of Brownfields.[3] Most residents of the EBR section are zoned to Brownfields Elementary School, while a few are zoned to Sharon Hills Elementary School.[4] For middle school students in the EBR schools section are divided between Northeast Middle School (Attendance Zone B) and Crestworth Middle School; the latter is operated by the Recovery School District of Louisiana, and the district-operated Park Forest Middle School is the alternate for the Crestworth zone.[5] For senior high school students in the EBR schools section are divided between Northeast High School (Attendance Zone B) and Scotlandville High School.[6]

Another portion of Brownfields is within the Central Community School System.[3][7] Residents of that section are assigned to Bellingrath Hills School (grades PK-K), Tanglewood Elementary School (grades 1-2), Central Intermediate School (grades 3-5), Central Middle School (grades 6-8), Central High School (grades 9-12), all in Central.

History of schools[edit]

Prior to 2007 all residents were in EBR parish schools;[8] Central schools left the EBR district that year.[9]

Brownfields Elementary School served most of the community,[10] while Sharon Hills Elementary served a portion.[11] At that time one section of Brownfields was assigned to Central Middle, then an EBR parish-controlled school; while others were zoned to Crestworth Middle School, then controlled by EBR.[12] At that time one section was assigned to Central High, then an EBR parish-controlled school; while others were zoned to Northeast High and Scotlandville High.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Brownfields CDP, Louisiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Brownfields CDP, LA." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Elemementary-School-Boundary-Descriptions-15-16.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. Brownfields is on page 4 of 41 and Sharon Hills is on page 31 of 41.
  5. ^ "Middle-School-Boundary-Descriptions-15-16.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. Northeast is on page 9 of 14. Crestworth is on page 4 of 14.
  6. ^ "High-School-Boundary-Descriptions-15-16.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. Northeast is on page 7 of 10 and Scotlandville is on page 8 of 10.
  7. ^ "Central Community School System Map." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. January 12, 2007. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. See map in outline form
  8. ^ "CENSUS 2000 BLOCK MAP : BROWNFIELDS CDP." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD v. EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD." Louisiana Court of Appeals. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. "The Central Community School Board shall begin actual operation of providing for the education of students within its jurisdiction on July 1, 2007. "Beginning on the date the school board begins actual operation of providing for the education of students and thereafter, ․ all lands, buildings, and improvements, facilities, and other property having title vested in the public and subject to management, administration, and control by the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board for public education purposes but located within the geographic boundaries of the Central community school system or used to provide student transportation services to such facilities, or both, shall be managed, administered, and controlled by the Central Community School Board." and "The four schools located in Central are:  Central High School[...]"
  10. ^ "mapselema-l.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. April 26, 2005. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. Brownfields Elementary is on page 8/26.
  11. ^ "mapselemm-z.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. December 5, 2004 Retrieved on January 6, 2017. Sharon Hills Elementary is on page 13/23.
  12. ^ "mapsmiddle.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. April 26, 2005. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. p. 3/13 has the map for Central Middle School and p. 4/13 has the map for Crestworth Middle School. p. 8/12 has the map for Northeast High School. p. 10/12 has the map for Scotlandville High School.
  13. ^ "mapshigh.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. April 26, 2005. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. p. 4/12 has the map for Central High School. p. 8/12 has the map for Northeast High School. p. 10/12 has the map for Scotlandville High School.

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