Content tagged “Population”

La. population hits all-time high

At 4,625,460 residents as of July last year, Louisiana's population has reached an all-time high, according to new U.S. Census Bureau figures released by Gov. Bobby Jindal's office. The population figures also show Louisiana in 2013 continued—for the sixth straight year—to see a net in-migration of residents to the state. The resident count as of last summer surpasses the previous high, set in July 2005, by more than 48,000 people. According to the release from Jindal's office, total in-migration for the year ending July 1, 2013, exceeded 4,200 people. The state's population growth rate is approximately 15.5% faster than the U.S. population growth rate over the last six years. "The bottom line is that for the past six years in a row, more people have been moving into Louisiana than moving out," Jindal says in a press release. "Economic development has been our top priority since day one. These latest numbers from the U.S. Census provide yet another indication that...

Rise up for water

Under East Baton Rouge Parish flows some of the best drinking water in the U.S. The residents of Baton Rouge are fortunate not to be dependent on the Mississippi River for their drinking water.

A promising outlook

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber held its annual Economic Outlook briefing this month, reviewing the current state of the Capital Region economy, where it has been, and where it might be going.