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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 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Baton Rouge jobs have Increased by 2.10 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Baton Rouge's cost of living is 12.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Baton Rouge's population is 228,590 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.13 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Baton Rouge is $132,376. Home appreciation the last year has been 20.84 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Baton Rouge public schools spend $12,592 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Baton Rouge.

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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)
Baton Rouge
Great place to live and work, I moved from Birmingham Al and everything about is so much better, food, things to do... My daughter transferred from UA to LSU and stated... (read more)
People here are rude!
The people of Baton Rouge here are rude. In the customer service businesses, the employees make it seem like you are a bother and on the other side the customers here... (read more)
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