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-Hot, humid summers
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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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  • Location: Southeast Louisiana along the Mississippi River north of the Mississippi Delta
  • Country: United States
  • State: Louisiana
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  • Metro Area: Baton Rouge Metro Area

Quick Facts About Baton Rouge

    The unemployment rate in Baton Rouge Metro Area is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Baton Rouge Metro Area jobs have Increased by 2.09 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Baton Rouge Metro Area's cost of living is 8.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Baton Rouge Metro Area's population is 830,480 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 33.12 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Baton Rouge Metro Area is $158,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 22.35%.
    Baton Rouge Metro Area public schools spend $11,763 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Baton Rouge Metro Area.

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