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Overview

Introduction to Port Allen, Louisiana

Port Allen, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge county, is 9 miles W of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and 79 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.

Port Allen History

Port Allen was originally settled in 1809 and was known as the town of St. Michel. In 1878, the city acquired its present name. It was named in the honor of General Henry Watkins Allen. The first post office of the area was established in the 1870s. Port Allen was originally incorporated as a village on March 22, 1916. Port Allen became a town on March 14, 1923. T.L. Cronan was its first mayor. In 1916, it was reincorporated as the City of Port Allen.

Port Allen and nearby Attractions

  • Blue Bayou Waterpark
  • Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site
  • Rural Life Museum & Windrush Garden
  • West Baton Rouge Museum
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Things To Do In Port Allen

Port Allen is home to West Baton Rouge Museum, which is home to a preserved slave cabin from the 1850s. The City of Port Allen Railroad Depot depicts the life of railroad workers in the early 1900s. The scenic view of the Mississippi River and Baton Rouge can be enjoyed from the Mississippi Riverfront Development. Festivals like the Port Allen Bonfires on the Mississippi River, the West Baton Rouge Parish Fair, the Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete Festival and SugarFest are hosted by the city every year.

Port Allen Transportation

Baton Rouge Metropolitan is the nearest major airport.

Port Allen Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Southern University and A & M College, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus and Our Lady of the Lake College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,123
Male Share of the Population44.3%
Female Share of the Population55.7%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+1,980
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married36.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19%
Median Earnings25+$32,019
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,772
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,257

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,580
% Above Poverty Level72.8%
% Below Poverty Level27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.7%
Median Gross Rent$751
Median House Value$124,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.4%
French Except Basque14.4%
Irish9.8%
Italian3.6%
African3.5%
Canadian2.8%
English2.6%
German1.8%
Dutch1.1%
Scottish0.7%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.2%
Polish0.1%
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Port Allen Almanac

CategoryValue
County West Baton Rouge Parish
Standard Zip Codes70767
Phone Area Codes225
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.45
Approximate Longitude-91.2

Port Allen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBRUSLY 2 W
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches
StationLSU BEN HUR FARM
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip61.4 inches
StationCARVILLE 2 SW
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Addis4,420$79,702
Baker13,754$50,088
Baton Rouge228,694$51,911
Brusly2,675$101,667
Grosse Tete694$45,000
Rosedale925$71,576

Port Allen Public Libraries

West Baton Rouge Parish
830 NORTH ALEXANDER AVENUE
Port Allen, Louisiana
(225) 342-7920

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Port Allen Public Schools

Chamberlin Elementary School
6024 Section Road
ZIP: 70767
(225) 627-6691
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Cohn Elementary School
806 North 14th Street
ZIP: 70767
(225) 343-7164
Primary
Total Enrollment 243
Devall Middle School
11851 North River Road
ZIP: 70767
(225) 627-4268
Middle
Total Enrollment 147
Port Allen Elementary School
609 Rosedale Street
ZIP: 70767
(225) 343-7586
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Port Allen High School
3553 Rosedale Road
ZIP: 70767
(225) 383-1107
High
Total Enrollment 445
Port Allen Middle School
610 Rosedale Street
ZIP: 70767
(225) 383-5777
Middle
Total Enrollment 195

Port Allen Private Schools

Faith Academy Of Christian Education
13028 Highway 190 W
ZIP: 70767
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Holy Family School
335 N Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 70767
Elementary
Total Enrollment 362
Sharon Baptist Academy
9433 Section Rd
ZIP: 70767
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
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