Louisiana

Capital: Baton Rouge
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
4,671,211
Population 2016 4,686,157
Population 2017 4,684,333
Below Poverty 2014 19.8
Below Poverty 2015 19.6
Below Poverty 2016 20.2
Below Poverty 2017 19.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 56.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 55.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 55.7
Unemployed 2015 6.3
Unemployed 2016 6.0
Unemployed 2017 5.1
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 5.0
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 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.