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

The community of Baton Rouge is the Seat for East Baton Rouge Parish. Baton Rouge is also the capital of Louisiana.

East Baton Rouge Parish was founded in 1810.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> East Baton Rouge had a population of 434,633 people. This is an increase of 5.28% since the last Census (which gave a population of 412,852 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, East Baton Rouge represented 9.24% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 3rd most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010440,171+6.62%+1.27% since 2009
2009434,633+5.28%+0.84% since 2008
2008431,024+4.4% 
2007430,700+4.32% 
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2000412,852The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in East Baton Rouge Parish (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for East Baton Rouge Parish):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Baton Rouge   225,388227,8181.07% decrease  
Zachary   15,17711,27534.61% increase  
Baker   13,44013,7932.56% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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