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West Baton Rouge Parish

Population: 26,465

Median Household Income: $ 65,385

Persons in poverty: 14.4 %

High school graduate: 87.2 %

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22 %

Persons without health insurance: 8 %

Households: 9,643

Number of Companies: 1,966

Men owned firms: 1,051

Women owned firms: 713

Veterans: 1,199

West Baton Rouge Parish is one of the sixty-four parishes in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,788. The parish seat is Port Allen. The parish was created in 1807. West Baton Rouge Parish is part of the Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The parish has a highly rated school system, and is one of the few in Louisiana that has privatized school bus services. West Baton Rouge saw a very small percentage of growth after Hurricane Katrina.