Brownfields is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 5,401 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Brownfields is located north of the center of East Baton Rouge Parish and is bordered to the north by the city of Baker, to the east by Central, and to the southwest by Baton Rouge. Brownfields is 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown Baton Rouge. The border with Central is formed by the Comite River, a south-flowing tributary of the Amite River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Brownfields CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km), or 0.15%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,222 people, 1,884 households, and 1,428 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,265.3 people per square mile (488.2/km²). There were 2,024 housing units at an average density of 490.4 per square mile (189.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 46.80% White, 51.82% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.
There were 1,884 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,103, and the median income for a family was $41,943. Males had a median income of $34,135 versus $22,279 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,894. About 11.6% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.