Louisiana

Capital: Baton Rouge
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
4,659,978
Population 2017 4,670,818
Population 2016 4,678,215
Below Poverty 2017 19.7
Below Poverty 2016 20.2
Below Poverty 2015 19.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
55.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 55.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 55.6
Unemployed 2018 4.9
Unemployed 2017 5.1
Unemployed 2016 6.1
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 2,155
STATE FACTS
Louisiana is the only state that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes.
Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV.
Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.