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Welcome to Baton Rouge ...

The city of Baton Rouge is located in East Baton Rouge Parish<1>. It is the Parish Seat and the capital of Louisiana.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Baton Rouge has a population of 220,787 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 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>

Websites for Baton Rouge ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.brchamber.org/

Junior League:   juniorleaguebr.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Baton Rouge had an population of 220,787 people. This is a decrease of 3.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baton Rouge had a population of 229,493 people (which is 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 (with a count of 227,818 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Baton Rouge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Baton Rouge.

  • Central [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,450 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central<8>
  • Zachary [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zachary
    • Zachary [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Baton Rouge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,417 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zachary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zachary<8>
  • Baker [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
    • Baker [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Baton Rouge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,999 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baker<8>
  • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denham Springs
    • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Baton Rouge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,842 people
    • Former names for Denham Springs:
    • Amite Springs
    • Hill's Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denham Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denham Springs<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Gabriel
      • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Gabriel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Gabriel<8>
    • Addis [West Baton Rouge Parish]
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      • Addis [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addis have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addis<8>
    • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaquemine
      • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaquemine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plaquemine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaquemine<8>
    • Walker [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Livingston Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,302 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Brusly [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brusly
      • Brusly [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brusly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brusly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brusly<8>
    • White Castle [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Castle
      • White Castle [Iberville Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,640 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Castle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Castle<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baton Rouge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Baton Rouge.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Baton Rouge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baton Rouge. Our list includes 97 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Baton Rouge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Baton Rouge in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Baton Rouge was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1860.

We also found Baton Rouge in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Baton Rouge on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including East Baton Rouge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baton Rouge.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baton Rouge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baton Rouge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baton Rouge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baton RougeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baton Rouge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4503, Longitude: -91.1547    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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