• The population of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana was 21,601. The parish has a highly-rated school system and is one of the few in Louisiana that has privatized school bus services. It is estimated in the future that families will leave East Baton Rouge Parish for the better schools in West Baton Rouge, such as is going in Ascension Parish with many families leaving East Baton Rouge for the better school systems for their children and economic opportunities. West Baton Rouge saw a very small percentage of growth after Hurricane Katrina with the latest estimate (July 2006) put about 2,000 extra residents into the parish. West Baton Rouge officials want to see economic growth in the parish along with making the parish more attractive to possible residents of surrounding parishes and areas. Source:

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