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

The community of Port Allen is the Seat for West Baton Rouge Parish.

West Baton Rouge Parish was founded in 1807.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> West Baton Rouge had a population of 22,638 people. This is an increase of 4.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,601 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, West Baton Rouge represented 0.48% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 43rd 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201023,788+10.12%+5.08% since 2009
200021,601The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Port Allen   4,9075,2787.03% decrease  
Addis   3,9162,23875% increase  
Brusly   2,1112,0204.5% increase  

Websites for West Baton Rouge Parish

Official Website:   www.wbrcouncil.org/

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<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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