Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Facts & Figures
Nicknamed "The Capital City," Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana. In the 2000 decade, Baton Rouge was proven to be one of the fastest-growing technological cities in the South. Portfolio Magazine rated Baton Rouge one of the "Top 10 Places for Young Adults" in 2010 due to a strong economy. The city is central to South Louisiana cultures, having a mix of Cajun and Creole Catholics and Baptists of the Florida Parishes and South Mississippi. The city's largest event of the year is Mardi Gras.
Baton Rouge is also known for it's colleges including Baton Rouge Community College, Louisiana State University, Our Lady of the Lake College, and Southern University whose students make up about 20% of the city population.
- Population: 229852
- Industries: Education, construction, public administration, healthcare, research, industrial, petrochemical
- Area Codes: 225
- Zip Codes: 70801,70802,70803,70804,70895,70806,70807,70808,70809,70810
- Surrounding Cities: Brusly