Livingston, Ascension Have Added 25,000 Kids Age 5-17

BATON ROUGE — While East Baton Rouge Parish has lost children for generations, the nearby parishes of Livingston and Ascension parishes have been growing rapidly, and the number of school age children has also grown dramatically.  In Livingston Parish, the school age population (age 5 to 17) has increased from 10,929 in 1970 to 25,658 in 2010.  In Ascension, the school age population has grown from 11,593 to 22,361.

Altogether, the school age population of Livingston and Ascension combined has grown by over 25,000 students in the last 40 years.

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