Talk:Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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There is no such city outside of New Orleans called Jefferson. There is a Parish, but not a city. The sister city section is totally gone.


I've never heard of Baton Rouge referred to as "Red Stick" in a serious manner. Is there a source for this?

Moreover, I've never heard anyone refer to Baton Rouge as "Beauregard Town", who added this in?
I've definitely heard it called "Red Stick" before, but I've never in my life heard it called "Beauregard Town," and I'm from Baton Rouge. --Bobster687 21:02, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

In French, the adjective comes after the noun. "Baton" is French for "stick" and "Rouge" is French for "red", thus "red stick". Berberry (talk) 15:27, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

If you've never heard of baton rouge called Red Stick then you obviously have no buisness writing about Baton Rouge. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.10.14.99 (talk) 06:28, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

As is partly clarified below, Beauregard Town is merely a neighborhood within Baton Rouge. However, it is the second oldest residential area of the city and in the nineteenth century Beauregard Town comprised nearly half the residential part of what was then the City of Baton Rouge (along with Spanish Town, the very oldest neighborhood). And I have to agree with the person who said if you've never heard Baton Rouge called "the Red Stick" then you haven't lived here very long (or you haven't paid much attention, at least)... --Fondfire (talk) 23:21, 3 December 2013 (UTC)


When did the east bank become known as the "left" bank?

It's on the left as you face downstream -- the standard way of describing the sides of a flowing river. --Michael K. Smith 15:00, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

I've run out of steam for awhile. I'll add more to the 20th century section of "History" as I get the chance, and I have a number of pix and historical maps to add as well. If anyone thinks parts of this article (the Battle of Baton Rouge, for instance) would be better as separate articles, be my guest -- though I note that the history sections of much larger cities, like San Francisco and New Orleans are still embedded in their general articles. . . .

Also, several of the proper names on the page (Dunbar, Williams, and possibly others) need to be disambiguated.

Also also, this page needs sections on the city/parish form of government, recent events like the secession of Central, a separate article on the Louisiana State Capitol, and probably other stuff. --Michael K. Smith 15:00, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

The 2000s[edit]

Are there any references for the material in this section? If so, something should be cited in the text to keep it from looking like unchecked hopeful assumptions.

Dmk5717 23:26, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

There are numerous gramatical errors in that section as well.

Statistics[edit]

The "Statistics" section should be dropped in my opinion. It covers much of the same information as the "Demographics" section and takes up a lot more space. Funnyhat 23:32, 29 August 2005 (UTC)


    • What source provided this information:

New Orleans evacuee exodus Even though Baton Rouge held the most displaced citizens from the New Orleans area following the effects of hurricane Katrina and the levee failures that followed (around 250,000 evacuees resided in Baton Rouge in October 2005). The housing market in Baton Rouge was not stable enough to accommodate the evacuees and the infrastructure could not handle the possible "new residents" and therefore led to between 215,000 to 230,000 evacuees leaving the area. To date (October 2006) Baton Rouge has seen the largest decline of evacuee population out of all cities that had a major number of evacuees with most residents returning to the greater New Orleans area. To date Baton Rouge has between 20,000 to 35,000 evacuees with the majority claiming to be "temporary citizens" showing a "strong desire" to return to their home towns. The exodus of the large amounts of evacuees is the exact opposite of what the Baton Rouge chamber and Mayor-President Kip Holden anticipated. They anticipated most New Orleans evacuees to make Baton Rouge their permanent home but with so many evacuees having left the area it disputes their earlier claims and brings into question the truth about the "growth" in the area.

Is there any way to have an article refernce posted? Thanks

Hurricane Katrina Local Rumors[edit]

Because of all the recent additions (for which we certainly thank the contributors), I couldn't sort out who posted all that crap about "widespread riots and looting." It was only rumors, which the Adocate later reported as such, and I've deleted it and rewritten the remaining paragraphs. (I was downtown in my capacity as a city-parish employee while the supposed "riots" were going on, and while the area was crowded and bordering psychologically on chaotic, there were no violent incidents.)

I hadn't heard about the supposed armed hold-up at the Walmart. Can anyone confirm whether that incident did or did not take place? --Michael K. Smith 15:39, 6 September 2005 (UTC)


Population speculation[edit]

About the population issue, the population given out by the U.S. Census Bureau is for permenant residents living in the city only (not the temporarily transients). Unless these people take up residence elsewhere, the census will likely assume that they still live in New Orleans, as long as they reside and pay taxes within the city limits. Moreau36; 2136, 11 September 2005 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

Why is this article on Baton Rouge, Louisiana when there are no other Baton Rouges? Jon Harald Søby \ no na 17:20, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Standard policy. All articles on cities and towns have their name followed by their province/nation name even if the city name is unique. It would have to be something likeLlanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch to lose the appendage. - Cuivienen 04:44, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
According to Rand McNally, there is also a Baton Rouge, South Carolina. -- BuzzDog 06:06, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Baton Rouge's population[edit]

temporarily, or not, i hear that many people will want to stay in baton rouge. new orleans is just gonna have to get used to being in the shadow baton rouge was in. :)

We should at least wait until the U.S. Census Bureau release the city population estimates of 2005 in June before amending any information about population and rank. If New Orleans is the 2nd largest city by the time of the release, then it will be changed, but until then, leave it as is. As I explained before, these numbers are publised by the U.S. Census Bureau, which do not cover temporary transient population. only permanent residents who pay taxes within the city. --Moreau36; 1944, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

well, maybe your right, but either with the hurricane, or without the hurricane, baton rouge would probably still have surpassed new orleans in the upcoming decades. Im an baton rougeon, and i beleive that even if all the people return to new orleans, and try to make it "bigger and better" than before, it will suffer major decline, as Detroit is.

I've fixed up the first paragrph to explain why Baton Rouge is temporarily the largets city in Louisiana. Whether this is permanent or not, we can't say, but it is indisputable that New Orleans currently has fewer residents than Baton Rouge. However, a note was made that the situation is uncertain. - Cuivienen 04:41, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

I'm updating the latest population estimates, based on the state's figures published in today's Advocate. Even though these are not "official" (i.e., Census Bureau figures), they are being treated as such because of the necessity of adjusting public services to accommodate the new more-or-less permanent residents. --Michael K. Smith 18:35, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Baloney U.S Census Estimates[edit]

Now you know how un exact population estimates are. the 2005 estimates showed baton rouge's population as 224,000 (less than what it exactly is), but it could be alot more that it actually looks. they just probably did an tax payer count, and some people didnt participate.

yeah, but that's only within the city limits. not many people who live in east baton rouge parish actually live within city limits; just drive downtown, and you'll see what i mean. the metropolitan population i think is at about 700,000 people or so. sadly, 224,000 is probably right. the population of baton rouge should increase soon, though, with all the revamping they're doing.

Civil War[edit]

Whoever wrote "Most of the fighting took place around what is now the National Cemetery (many Union dead being buried where they fell)" has their facts wrong. The U.S. Military Cemetery was established in 1867, five years after the battle. Much of the fighting took place at Magnolia Cemetery, which was dedicated as Baton Rouge's official burial ground in 1852, ten years before the battle. Magnolia Cemetery is located on the land on the north side of Florida Blvd between 19th and 22nd, not too far from the U.S. Military Cemetery. Anyway, I cut the whole section about the Battle of Baton Rouge, refering readers to the main article ([[Battle of Baton Rouge (1862)), which is an example of excellent writing and well-cited research) Wikiwopbop 04:39, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Neighborhoods[edit]

Corrected the entry for Sherwood Forest, as the article stated that it is west of Broadmoor. It is actually located EAST of Broadmoor. -- BuzzDog 06:06, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

I think it would be grat if there were a section on the politics of the city. It is known around the state, as is the state around the country, for its corruption.

  • Being known for something doesn't make it true. Louisiana is trying to shake the country's antiquated view of its political system. Of course there is still corruption, but it remains to be proven if the present corruption in Louisiana is any more common than in other states. It seems as if it is just more widely-known in Louisiana. --Bobster687 15:24, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

I, too, agree that a politics section would be boss. However, we should clarify, Baton Rouge Politics are pretty staid. Not too many elected to the City-Parish Government, their appointees or employees are cooling their heels with the likes of the Edwardses. You might be confusing corruption with balkanizing tensions. Or maybe you're confusing the corruption of the State Government that meets in Baton Rouge with Baton Rouge's homegrown polity. I'm not sure. But considering that Dardenne is the first Baton Rouge politician to hold a state-wide elective office in many, many decades, you'd be hard pressed to make the Baton Rouge as corrupt force in Louisiana government case, all Cleos and Fields notwithstanding.

  • Baton Rouge, still very much so, has a definite good-old-boy bent to it's political and social structure. Any outsider looking in will tell you that and that is why people around the nation still think this way about Baton Rouge. This is never more prevalent than in Baton Rouge's neighborhoods. In fact, the catch phrase for 'Southdowns' (the bar) is: "Where the elite meet". Also, this exclusionary attitude is more plainly illustrated by the notation that 'Spanish Town' is "one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods". This statement is highly debatable and what's not mentioned is that the 'Spanish Town' demographic is made up of some of Baton Rouge's most wealthy citizenry and it has yet to be illustrated that wealth in and of itself can instigate any trends, locally or nationally. It's not like there are any Peggy Guggenheim's living in Baton Rouge and even less so in 'Spanish Town'. The working class neighborhoods of Baton Rouge are getting a short shrift in the article and I hope that some people will expand them and point out their interesting qualities as I have. --Jeffrey Beary 14:47, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
  • I admire your zealous neighborhood pride, but you must understand the significance of areas like Downtown, Spanish Town, Beauregard Town, etc. This is not a battle between the "elite" and the working man, as you suggest. These neighborhoods receive precedence over the more modern, suburban ones like Broadmoor because they are essential in understanding the history and development of Baton Rouge. These are the oldest areas in the city - most being represented on the National Register of Historic Places - and embody the very foundation of Baton Rouge in terms of history, culture, diversity, architecture, and so on. The Neighborhood section is not a popularity contest nor is it a place for promotion of your own neighborhood. Grahamattacks 00:54, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

@Grahamattacks: Your argument is ridiculous. Just because something is older than something else establishes absolutely no significance. So you can’t argue that areas of town (or neighborhoods) “like Downtown, Spanish Town, Beauregard Town” should take precedence moreover newer areas or neighborhoods because you believe that these older sections tell the story of Baton Rouge’s development. Contrary, you could argue in terms of “gentrification” over some period of time as being the denominator for a representational Baton Rouge. And as we all can understand “gentrification” takes time and money and is mostly a political endeavor. Factually, if things around town weren’t so much of a “popularity contest” then there would be no such thing as Baton Rouge “history, culture, diversity”, because these things are conferred by some political authority and politics is mostly a popularity contest; open your eyes and look around and possibly you will see the foolishness that is Huey Long’s legacy intact and at work even today. The act of caring enough to renew, reuse, and recycle is what leads to true significance. Thankfully there are some people with some sense around here who went the full route of practicing “preservation” and arrived at the conclusion that some buildings need to be on the national historic register. Such is the case with the Old State Capitol, a building that not only encapsulates the “history, culture, diversity, architecture” of Baton Rouge, but also is useful for generations to come because of its beauty. However, its location downtown means nothing. Sadly, there are many places outside of downtown that should be given the same reverence but are not because people like yourself just don’t get what preservation is all about. A road such as Florida Blvd. also can exemplify the “history, culture, diversity, architecture” of Baton Rouge but is ghastly at best. And why is this? Because it’s not “popular” or moreover its use is no more than a roadway for the populous. You want to be gauche, so be it, stake your claim on some property in “Downtown, Spanish Town, Beauregard Town” and watch while the rest of the city grows beyond its bounds so it can avoid the very ugly underneath that is pervasive throughout Baton Rouge. Ignoring a problem does not make a problem go away you fool! --Jeffrey Beary (talk) 19:37, 15 July 2010 (UTC)—Preceding unsigned comment added by Jbeary (talkcontribs) 19:08, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Hurricane Katrina[edit]

Before my edit" Baton Rouge will serve as a headquarters for emergency coordination and disaster relief in Louisiana.

Edited sentence: Baton Rouge will serve as a headquarters for Federal (on site) and State emergency coordination and disaster relief in Louisiana.

My inclusion: [Federal (on site) and State]

Is that exceptable?

the sister city section is totally gone.

Publications[edit]

Took out, "weekly alternative." The LSU Reveille is LSU's _official_ college newspaper, it's published on a _daily_ basis when classes are in. 225 is a _monthly_ magazine. Nitpicky, sure. But this article needs TLQC. 199.80.65.98 19:59, 13 January 2007 (UTC)Brandon

NOT GOOD[edit]

I see that people are adding things about Baton Rouge which arent true, or have 0 proof and no sources, yet moderators are warning me and threatning to block me whenever i try to fix this article.

"As of October 2006 between 15,000 and 30,000 displaced citizens remain in Baton Rouge and many consider themselves to be temporary residents. Ed Kramer of Palm Hills Development LLC and D.R. Horton a Fort Worth, Texas, homebuilder who was thinking about building some homes in Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parish questioned just how stable the Baton Rouge market is and what the demand would be the for new homes being built in the three parish metro area by saying "The conventional wisdom was that Baton Rouge was going to gain 100,000 in population (post-Katrina), then 60,000, then 30,000 so the number of displaced citizens have decreased dramatically. But I see the New Orleans recovery, (while) slow to pick up momentum, coming back faster and stronger than people are giving credit for," and more New Orleanians leaving the Baton Rouge area for New Orleans or elsewhere, Kramer said. Are there that many people looking for that type of product? I don't know," he said. The mass exodus of displaced citizens from the Baton Rouge area is the opposite of what Mayor-President Kip Holden and the Baton Rouge area Chamber believed, they believed that the majority of the displaced residents would make Baton Rouge their permanent home but with the mass exodus it really brings into question the truth about the "growth" in the Baton Rouge area. Some argue whether Baton Rouge should even be called a "growing" city seeing as hundreds of thousands of displaced citizens have left the Baton Rouge area by saying the statement is contradictory to the true declining state of Baton Rouge's population nearly a year and half removed from Katrina and say that since that first mass migration after Hurricane Katrina to the Baton Rouge area Baton Rouge's population has declined"

The above seems to be written by an New orleans natice who fails to accept the FACT that Baton Rouge has really changed, and the city's citizens have been through alot to improve Baton Rouge, and at the same time provide great hospitality to storm evacuees from places such as New Orleans.

You guys are very ungrateful, trying to setup an bad image for a city of hard work and sacrafice. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 72.203.137.204 (talk) 06:07, 27 February 2007 (UTC).

Ungrateful or not, the numbers simply aren't true. Census figures more up-to-date than 2000(they don't just sit on their asses for 10 years, the bureau collects information in between) gathered BEFORE Katrina contraindicate population loss - this is probably due to the housing and construction boom in Baton Rouge (largest since the 60s) underway before the hit, that attracted an enormous amount of migrant and contract labor from Texas and elsewhere. You can also call the city's DPW, school board, the state's DOTD, and any of the public social services agencies, and the public information officer, and just about any other metric you want to ring up, to show that the city's population was increasing and continues to increase, albeit not with the meteoric rate observed after the hurricane and somewhat incautiously extended into the future. There's no reason to hate. The population is what it is, it isn't some pissing match or a contest. I hate to burst anyone's New Orleans loving bubble, but of the primary large city's that little girls and boys dreamed about growing up and marrying here, New Orleans weren't it, not even the Top 5. Baton Rouge's large yankee and non-resident population, engorged by petro-chemical dollars, fantasized about Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, the East Coast, even Austin and St. Louis before dimmed eyes alighted on suitor number 11 from the secondary bracket. In general, New Orleans was always someone you'd get ripped up with and f*ck, not someone you take home to meet mom and invite into the family. You see, you have to be siblings first for sibling rivalry to take effect. 72.207.239.115 04:42, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Article length[edit]

The article is currently 68K, which is about twice as long as is generally recommended. Most of the problem is the history section, which is definitely too long. I would suggest spinning off the current text into a separate sub-article, and replacing it in this article with a summary no more than 3 paragraphs in length. The lists near the end of the article are also getting somewhat long; it might be worth considering creating an article like "Notable residents and buildings of Baton Rouge, Louisana" to move this information out. Or perhaps other editors have more elegant ideas. -- Beland 16:23, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

City name[edit]

The article says "Baton Rouge" means "red stick", and that a French explorer saw a bloody cypress tree — and then stops there. So was the town named after that red tree, or what? — Loadmaster 03:39, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Basically, yes. The names appears in the notebook of the French explorer Pierre Le Moyne Sieur d'Iberville's engineer, Penicault, when they passed in 1699. The site was allegedly near Southern University's campus, where a work by the scupture Frank Hayden stand commemorating the spot (Frank Hayden is also responsible for most of the installations at Galvez plaza, celebrating Galvez, Oliver Pollock (inventor fo the dollar sign, allegedly why Master P and Lil' Boosie have at different times chosen Baton Rouge to reside) and the only Revolutionary War Battle to occur in what became the Louisiana territory. Another name for adopted for Baton Rouge by white settlers was Istrouma, a Choctaw word meaning "Red Stick", which shows up a lot locally. The city has had a couple of other names, too. Briefly, and speculatively, Dironbourg, after an early functionary who was given some arpents here. Under the British, New Richmond, though it is not clear if that referred to the British fort that was here or the surrounding town. Also, the area grew up from a ton of different settlements, most of which no longer exist, were annexed, or exist today only as names of neighborhoods, or semi-autonomous suburbs. So, names float around, that or more or less synonymous on a much, much smaller scale with typical neighborhoods in larger cities. These should not be mistaken as names locals use for the area - no one ever refers to Baton Rouge as Spanish town (though there's a lot of reason to do exactly that, historically, outside of the very small art district by that name) or Southdowns, or Shenandoah - as someone had previously edited this article. That's just not the case.


The marker and game drying theories of the red stick are the most prevalent. There's also an account from a Mississippi based paper around in the 1830s that suggests a more sensational origin of the red stick. It's complete nonsense and total rubish, but it alludes to child murder, cannabalism, and of course, savage Indians rubbing a child's innards all over a pole. Those crazy Indians, what villainous antics will they dream up next? 72.207.239.115 —Preceding signed but undated comment was added at 04:30, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Southeastern Louisiana University is in the city of Hammond, Louisiana.[edit]

Good number students at Southeastern Louisiana University commute from however it is in the city of Hammond, Louisiana I do not think it gose well in the Baton Rouge article--Looktothis (talk) 00:38, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Boosterism, weak history[edit]

I was surprised to find the following in the History section (my emphasis): "Increased civic-mindedness and the arrival of the Louisville, New Orleans, and Texas Railroad led to the development of more forward-looking leadership...." Who write this, the Chamber of Commerce?

At the same time, the historical narrative has large gaps: the Louisiana Purchase, Baton Rouge's position at the frontier of Spanish West Florida, and the attack on Spanish Baton Rouge by Americans in (IIRC) 1810. There's nothing about the "Republic of West Florida" or the West Florida parishes, as they're still called. — ℜob C. alias ᴀʟᴀʀoʙ 16:03, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Nottoway Plantation[edit]

I think it is inappropriate to include an image or mention of Nottoway Plantation in an article about Baton Rouge. It is not located in Baton Rouge, or an adjoining city. In addition, there are other prominent antebellum homes in outlying areas.

I just feel it is somewhat disingenuous to show a picture of Nottoway here so that the outsider would assume they could see it without a lengthy drive across the river and through several other towns or cities. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 158.35.225.231 (talk) 15:30, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

I would tend to agree. Nottoway is just outside of the city of White Castle, La. White Castle actually derives it's name from Nottoway, so to attribute the plantation to Baton Rouge is not just an error, it's a slight to White Castle. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Burlyswamprat (talkcontribs) 18:11, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Federal Representation:[edit]

The article lists the post office as the only federal activity in town. There is a Federal Bankruptcy court and a US District Court of the Fifth Circuit (I think that it's the Middle District of LA). Further research needs to be done to determine what are the most important federal agencies in the city. The post office, I would think, would not be notable in that just about every place in the country is served by USPS. --Mrcajun (talk) 04:29, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure the FBI has a presence in the office park near the CB&I building. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.64.0.254 (talk) 22:51, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Education:[edit]

In an article about the City or Parish of Baton Rouge, the education section should confine itself to school districts within the boundaries of those jurisdictions. Many of the school districts mentioned in the article are in the BTR Metropolitan and adjacent areas but are not in Baton Rouge proper. This kind of looseness leads to confusion as to the differences between Cities, Counties, and Metro Areas in the minds of readers not familiar with the difference, esp. when the names of the City, County, and Metro Area are similar. Districts outside the city should be listed in the article about the metro area. You could also get into serious trouble with some by introducing school districts that are outside the city that are typically thought of as recipients of "white flight" from the city. It has also been stated that the article on Baton Rouge itself may be too long. This is one area where it would be safe to say that information not pertaining to Baton Rouge proper should be removed.--Mrcajun (talk) 04:46, 23 September 2009 (UTC)


Hurricane Gustav[edit]

The poorly written section on Hurricane Gustav was removed because the author presented no sources for the information. Many would argue that Hurricane Andrew was the worst to hit Baton Rouge, while still others would argue for Hurricane Betsy. This is a matter of some conjecture and any section making a claim as to the worst storm should contain citations which provide evidence for the claim, with inflation adjusted financial data. Revmqo (talk) 15:01, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

That's very true, but bear in mind that Gustav was a significant store in Baton Rouge History. DEMCO, one of the two major power providers in the Greater Baton Rouge area, actually lost many of it's Transmission lines during the storm, causing 100% of their customers to be without powers at one point. That in itself is such a rare and remarkable (if tragic) thing to make it noteworthy. Having lived through both Andrew and Gustav in the Greater Baton Rouge area, I can tell you that Gustav deserves it's place, and the original claim of "Worst storm to hit Baton Rouge" might not be that much of a falicy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Burlyswamprat (talkcontribs) 18:16, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Film Industry section[edit]

The Film Industry section of this article reads like promotional material. In addition, it is poorly cited, with only a link to an external website and an inline citation that does not reference a website. This section should either be rewritten with reliable sources in more neutral language. If that is not possible, the section should be removed. — Viridiscalculus (talk) 19:19, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Population number in Google Books[edit]

I made edit historical population table in the Demographic in Baton Rouge, LA. Click to http://books.google.com/books?id=9OMCy5CUprgC&pg=PA219&dq=Zachary+la+7,297+population+1980+census&hl=en&ei=13PMTb-XGYrM0AGw4cDSBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CFoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Zachary%20la%207%2C297%20population%201980%20census&f=false is list of cities in Louisiana from 1820 to 2000 Census. Thank you. Ross Degenstein --24.111.34.170 (talk) 00:13, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Land Area/Population[edit]

75.9.33.111 Please note that this article is about the City of Baton Rouge, NOT EBR Parish. Also, your continued changes are not supported by sources. A simple search for city land area is different from the numbers you keep posting.--Revmqo (talk) 23:18, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

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Structure[edit]

Hi. I'm going through all the US Cities (as per List of United States cities by population) in an effort to provide some uniformity in structure. Anyone have an issue with me restructuring this article as per Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/US Guideline. I won't be changing any content, merely the order. Occasionally, I will also move a picture just to clean up spacing issues. I've already gone through the top 20 or so on the above list, if you'd like to see how they turned out. Thoughts? Onel5969 (talk) 16:25, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Timeline of Baton Rouge, Louisiana[edit]

What is missing from the recently created city timeline article? Please add relevant content. Contributions welcome. Thank you. -- M2545 (talk) 08:25, 29 May 2015 (UTC)


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Is Baton Rouge the largest municipality in Louisiana?[edit]

I just did some calculations. New Orleans had 484,674 people compared to Baton Rouge's 387,784 people as of 2000. However, it appears New Orleans lost −29.1% of it's population, and Baton Rouge only lost -0.9%. The 2010 Census totals of 343,829 for New Orleans and 384,452 for Baton Rouge would mean Baton Rouge is the largest municipality? If you are wondering where I got the Baton Rouge Census totals, the municipality actually seems to govern the rural parts of East Baton Rouge Parish, which I assumed includes everything but Baker, Central, Zachary (the only incorporated places in East Baton Rouge Parish). Thus subtracting those populations from the Parish population gives the figures I quoted above. I'm wondering if any experts out there will tell me where I went wrong. Thanks! Mattximus (talk) 23:24, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

The Census figures listed in each article's Demographics section has New Orleans at 343,829 in 2010 and Baton Rouge at 229,493. The 29.1% decline is from the 2000 population of 484,764. The percent next to each population number is relative to the previous census. For 2015, the current estimate for NO is 389,617, a 13.3% increase from 2010. East Baton Rouge Parish is the largest parish in the state by population, but not sure where the population numbers you are using for Baton Rouge are coming from. See Baton Rouge, Louisiana#Demographics --JonRidinger (talk) 04:44, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Seeing what you included at Talk:New Orleans, be careful about coming up with your own population totals. The Census is what we generally go by and the Census obviously doesn't include the unincorporated parts of East Baton Rouge Parish with the city of Baton Rouge total. The city and parish have a consolidated government, but like Nashville, Tennessee, not all parts of the county are part of the city, even if the city-parish provides services to the entire parish. --JonRidinger (talk) 04:55, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for such a prompt reply. Would it be fair to say that the municipality of Baton Rouge Consolidated Government is the population I quote above, however the city of Baton Rouge itself (non-municipal definition) would be the one quoted in the infobox? It seems to me that checking out the official website[1], that the mayor-president and metropolitan council of Baton Rouge does indeed legislate over the rural (non-incorporated) areas of East Baton Rouge Parish. Mattximus (talk)
You're correct that the unincorporated parts of East Baton Rouge Parish are governed by the City of Baton Rouge. However, the Census does not include the unincorporated parts of the parish in the city's total population and the Census numbers are the ones that should be put in the table. The source linked on the table leads to the Census already, so the numbers in the table and in the source should be consistent. Lafayette and Houma (Terrebonne Parish) also fall under this and should be changed back. I don't know why the Census doesn't include the entire consolidated areas in their populations, but it doesn't. I think it's fine if the consolidation information is mentioned on the page, but it shouldn't be on the table. A note at the end or a paragraph in the beginning would be more suitable. Fruitianslip (talk) 20:20, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

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