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Welcome to Baton Rouge ...

The city of Baton Rouge is located in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is the Parish Seat and the capital of Louisiana.

The location of Baton Rouge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Baton Rouge refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Baton Rougean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Baton Rouge has a population of 221,599 people<3> (see below for details).

Baton Rouge was established in 1699.

The community of Baton Rouge is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Baton Rouge lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Baton Rouge: (225)

The ZIP codes for Baton Rouge: 70801-70823, 70825-70827, 70831, 70833, 70835-70837, 70874, 70879, 70883-70884, 70892-70896, 70898<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baton Rouge had a population of 229,493 people (or 52.14% of the total population of East Baton Rouge Parish). This makes Baton Rouge the parish's most populous community.

The population of Baton Rouge represents 5.06% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 229,493 people, the population of Baton Rouge has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 227,818 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Baton Rouge had an population of 221,599 people. This is a decrease of 3.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.73% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Baton Rouge.

Communities near Baton Rouge ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Central   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Baton Rouge

Zachary   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Baton Rouge

Baker   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Baton Rouge

Denham Springs   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Baton Rouge

Located in Livingston Parish

Saint Gabriel   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Baton Rouge

Located in Iberville Parish

Plaquemine   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baton Rouge

Located in Iberville Parish

Walker   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Baton Rouge

Located in Livingston Parish

Addis   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baton Rouge

Located in West Baton Rouge Parish

Brusly   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baton Rouge

Located in West Baton Rouge Parish

Slaughter   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Baton Rouge

Located in East Feliciana Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Baton Rouge.

Communities Also Named Baton Rouge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Baton Rouge - it's located in South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Baton Rouge.

Websites for Baton Rouge ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.brchamber.org/

Junior League:   juniorleaguebr.com/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baton Rouge. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Baton Rouge. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baton Rouge. Our list includes 97 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Baton Rouge:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Baton Rouge ...

Looking for more information about Baton Rouge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Baton Rouge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Baton Rouge.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Baton Rouge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Baton Rouge refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Baton Rouge may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baton Rouge.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baton Rouge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Baton Rouge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Baton Rouge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Baton Rouge includes: 70801, 70802, 70803, 70804, 70805, 70806, 70807, 70808, 70809, 70810, 70811, 70812, 70813, 70814, 70815, 70816, 70817, 70818, 70819, 70820, 70821, 70822, 70825, 70826, 70831, 70833, 70835, 70836, 70874, 70879, 70883, 70892, 70893, 70894, 70895 & 70896.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Baton Rouge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baton Rouge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baton Rouge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baton Rouge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4511, Longitude: -91.1265     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baton Rouge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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