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Capital City:
Baton Rouge
State FLower:
Magnolia
State Bird:
Eastern Brown Pelican
State #18 Admitted to Union:
April 30, 1812
People Facts Louisiana USA
Population, 2010 4,533,372 308,745,538
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 6.9% 6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 24.4% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 12.5% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 51.1% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 63.8% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 32.4% 13.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 0.7% 1.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2011 1.6% 5.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 1.4% 2.3%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 4.4% 16.7%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 60.1% 63.4%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010 3.6% 12.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 8.7% 20.1%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 81.0% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 20.9% 27.9%
Veterans, 2006-2010 318,533 22,652,496
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 25.0 25.2
Housing units, 2011 1,978,848 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 68.2% 66.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 17.8% 25.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $130,000 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 1,641,165 114,235,996
Persons per household, 2006-2010 2.62 2.59
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $23,094 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $43,445 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 18.1% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 103,365 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 1,599,551 111,970,095
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 0.5 -1.8
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 340,627 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 375,808 27,092,908
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 15.9% 7.1%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.7% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 2.8% 5.7%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 2.9% 8.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 27.4% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 205,054,723 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 51,415,553 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 56,543,203 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $12,921 $12,990
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 9,729,869 613,795,732
Building permits, 2011 12,173 624,061
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 43,203.90 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 104.9 87.4