Baton Rouge metropolitan area

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Greater Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge metropolitan area
Downtown Baton Rouge
Downtown Baton Rouge
Coordinates: 30°26′51″N 91°10′43″W
CountryUnited States
State(s)Louisiana
Largest cityBaton Rouge
Other cities - Baker
 - Zachary
 - Denham Springs
 - Gonzales
 - Central City
 - Port Allen
 - Donaldsonville
 - Walker
 - Plaquemine
 - St. Gabriel
Area
 • Total4,196 sq mi (10,870 km2)
Highest elevation
> 350 ft (> 106 m)
Lowest elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total870,569
 • Rank66th in the U.S.
FIPS code22-05000
GNIS feature ID2403821, 1629914

The Baton Rouge metropolitan statistical area, as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, or simply the Baton Rouge metropolitan area or Greater Baton Rouge, is a sprawling metropolitan statistical area surrounding the city of Baton Rouge. Its principal city Baton Rouge is unusual because it has no major incorporated satellite cities, a rarity for a metropolitan area of its size. Comprising the western edge of the Florida Parishes regions, it is known as "Plantation Country", the "Capital Region", and "The 225" (a reference to its area code). At the 2010 U.S. census, the metropolitan area had a population of 802,484,[1] up from 705,973 in 2000.[2] At the 2020 census, its population increased to 870,569,[3] up from 2020 estimates at 858,571.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2010 Census Redistricting Data – Louisiana". United States Census Bureau.[dead link]
  2. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 23, 2010. Archived from the original (CSV) on June 15, 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  3. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". The United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 12, 2021. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  4. "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Totals: 2010-2020". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 5, 2021. Retrieved July 31, 2021.