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West Baton Rouge County, Louisiana Facts

Facts
State Louisiana
Land area 192.4 square miles
Population Density 123.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 24,573
Population change 3.3%
Under 5 years of age 6.7%
Under 18 24.1%
65 and over 11.8%
Females 50.7%
White 60.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.7
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 37.9%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 83%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18%
Veterans 1,365
Households and Housing
Households 8,820
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.9%
Median household income $50,926
The per capita income $24,838
Live below the poverty line. 14.6%
housing units 9,776
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $141,900
Residents owning their homes. 72.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,937
Women-owned firms 32.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 4.1%
Black-owned firms 23.2%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $319,730
Retail sales per capita $14,125
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $602,245