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Population
  2010 2019
Population 4,533,372 4,648,794
Rank 25 25
Median Age 35.8 37.5
   
Total 8 year-olds 60,702 59,921
Boys 31,099 30,665
Girls 29,603 29,256
Total 9 year-olds 62,830 59,782
Boys 32,070 30,212
Girls 30,760 29,570
Total 10 year-olds 63,314 60,333
Boys 32,392 30,804
Girls 30,922 29,529
Total 11 year-olds 61,795 62,457
Boys 31,679 31,679
Girls 30,116 30,778
Total 12 year-olds 60,887 62,704
Boys 31,143 31,901
Girls 29,744 30,803
Total 13 year-olds 60,384 60,878
Boys 30,745 31,041
Girls 29,639 29,837
Total 14 year-olds 60,456 60,347
Boys 30,913 30,783
Girls 29,543 29,564
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 81.7% 82.1%
Car Pool 10.7% 8.8%
Public Transportation 1.4% 1.2%
Work at Home 2.2% 3.9%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 89.4%

Geography
  2010
Capital Baton Rouge
Largest City New Orleans
Second Largest City Baton Rouge
Persons Per Square Mile 104.9

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 1,573 1,588
Amusement Parks 4 NA
Fast-Food Restaurants 2,975 3,544
Toy Stores 100 89
Video/Disc Rental Stores 147 5
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 8 9
Candy & Nut Stores 21 22
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 80 83
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 2 NA

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: April 30, 1812
  • Population 1810: 76,556
  • Population 1850: 517,762
  • Population 1900: 1,381,625
  • Population 1950: 2,683,516
  • Population 2000: 4,468,976
  • Population 2010: 4,533,372

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Pelican State
  • Flower : Magnolia
  • Tree : Bald Cypress
  • Bird : Eastern Brown Pelican
  • Cuisine => Gumbo
  • Fruit : Strawberry
  • Amphibian => Green Tree Frog

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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