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Pros

-Historic interest
-College-town amenities
-Future job growth

Cons

-Crime rate
-Hot, humid summers
-Uncertain future


What Bert Has To Say About Baton Rouge Metro Area


Home to Louisiana State and Southern universities, Baton Rouge lies about 30 miles up the Mississippi River from New Orleans and 65 miles from the coast. A rich past as an ocean port, center for antebellum commerce, and Louisiana’s colorful political history adds spice to the local character. There are many points of interest along the shady streets with their gracious old homes.


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Quick Facts About Baton Rouge


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Baton Rouge is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Baton Rouge jobs have Increased by 3.12 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Baton Rouge's cost of living is 9.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Baton Rouge's population is 229,174 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.47 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Baton Rouge is $137,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Baton Rouge public schools spend $14,202 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Baton Rouge.

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Comments


re: Is Baton Rouge a good place to live? - 1/5/201
I have lived in Baton Rouge for two years now and am ready to leave as soon as I find a job elsewhere. I don't know where people get the idea that Baton Rouge people... (read more)
re: A shame - 12/13/2008
Stolen for sure, a real shame when you can't even ride on the streets your great grandparents took so much pride in living there and today there is no pride in ownership... (read more)
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Private schools a must!!!! Small city with big fish in a small pond. Very hot, humid. A home in a nice neighborhood ( which can be right beside a terrible neighborhood)... (read more)
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