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Welcome to Port Allen ...

The city of Port Allen is located in West Baton Rouge Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for West Baton Rouge Parish.

A typical abbreviation for Port Allen: Prt. Allen

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Allen has a population of 4,742 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Allen.

Port Allen is near sea level<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Port Allen: (225)

The ZIP code for Port Allen: 70767<4>

Websites for Port Allen ...

Official Website:   www.portallen.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.wbrchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Allen had an population of 4,742 people. This is a decrease of 8.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Allen had a population of 5,180 people (or 21.78% of the total population of West Baton Rouge Parish). This makes Port Allen the parish's most populous community.

The population of Port Allen represents 0.11% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,180 people, the population of Port Allen decreased 1.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,278 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Allen.

Communities Also Named Port Allen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Port Allen - they are located in Hawaii and Iowa.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Port Allen.

Communities near Port Allen ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Allen.

  • Central [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Port Allen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,450 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central<7>
  • Zachary [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zachary
    • Zachary [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Port Allen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,417 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zachary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zachary<7>
  • Baker [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
    • Baker [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Port Allen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,999 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baker<7>
  • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish]
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    • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Port Allen
    • 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<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish]
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      • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Port Allen
      • 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<7>
    • Addis [West Baton Rouge Parish]
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      • Addis [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Port Allen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addis<7>
    • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish]
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      • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Port Allen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaquemine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plaquemine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaquemine<7>
    • Maringouin [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maringouin
      • Maringouin [Iberville Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Port Allen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maringouin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maringouin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maringouin<7>
    • Slaughter [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaughter
      • Slaughter [East Feliciana Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Port Allen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaughter have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slaughter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slaughter<7>
    • Rosedale [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Iberville Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Port Allen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosedale<7>

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 Port Allen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Allen.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Allen. 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 Port Allen.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Allen. See our Newspapers Page for Port Allen.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Allen ...

Looking for more information about Port Allen? 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 Port Allen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Allen.

Adding Port Allen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Allen 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 Port Allen was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Port Allen on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Louisiana (1956).

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

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About West Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Port Allen: www.portallen.org/

The official website for West Baton Rouge Parish: www.wbrcouncil.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including West Baton Rouge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Allen.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Allen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Port Allen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Port Allen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Allen) 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 Port Allen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port AllenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4522, Longitude: -91.2103    
<6>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.
<7>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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