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Sorrento is in Ascension Parish, in the Baton Rouge metro area.
The community was named for the region of Italy.
The latitude of Sorrento is 30.184N. The longitude is -90.859W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,292.
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5% of Sorrento residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sorrento ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sorrento was $14,803, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Sorrento residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Sorrento, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $295. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $713.
Ascension Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sorrento political report.
The average commute time for Sorrento workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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