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Baton Rouge Metro Area
Profile: Capital city / Industrial city / College town Location: Southeast Louisiana along the Mississippi River north of the Mississippi Delta Elevation: 64 Time zone: Central Standard Time
|Historic interest||Crime rate|
|College-town amenities||Hot, humid summers|
|Future job growth||Uncertain future|
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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.
There is plenty to do: the university brings an assortment of cultural amenities and the active and renovated Mississippi waterfront area has restaurants, theaters, and historic buildings. Downsides include hot summer weather, poor air quality, the high crime rate typical of most of the state, and some ugly urban sprawl towards the east.
The area is near the first evident relief north of the broad, flat delta plain extending to the south. Elevations rise from 25 feet to more than l00 feet above sea level. Yet the landscape is generally level in character, and the soil is wet. Lush wet forests of evergreen, live oak, and magnolia trees grow in the area. Especially to the west lie areas of mixed agricultural use, sugar plantations, and marshland, with areas of woodland and pine forest to the north.
The climate is humid subtropical, with some polar influence during winter. Summer months are muggy with clouds, light winds, and abundant rainfall, but seldom exceed 100 degrees. Showers occur every 1 in 2 days during summer. Winter months are normally mild with a few cold spells, lengthy periods of rain, and a few nights with below-freezing temperatures. It rarely stays below freezing during the day.
Interesting Facts about Ascension County
As of 2014, Ascension County's population is 107,647 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 40.50 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Ascension County is $160,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.90 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Ascension County's cost of living is 6.60% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Ascension County public schools spend $11,448 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.9 students per teacher in Ascension County.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Ascension County is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ascension County jobs have Increased by 3.12 percent.
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Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Ascension County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
• Newly Listed Homes
• Most Expensive Listing
• Million Dollar Houses
• Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
• Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
• Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
• Homes under $250,000
• Median Priced Homes
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