Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

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-1.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

91.7 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

3.2 / 7.8

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a vibrant and vibrant city that has plenty of activities to enjoy. Whether you're looking for outdoor adventures or cultural exploration, there's something here for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts can take a hike along the scenic trails at BREC parks or explore Alligator Bayou Wildlife Management Area. Meanwhile, art and history buffs will love visiting the Louisiana State Museum or the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art. Sports fans can cheer on teams like the LSU Tigers football team or catch a game at Alex Box Stadium. Those looking to explore some delicious local cuisine should visit one of the many restaurants downtown while music lovers can take in a show at Varsity Theatre. With its diverse array of attractions, Baton Rouge is sure to have something for everyone! Capital city / Industrial city / College town - Southeast Louisiana along the Mississippi River north of the Mississippi Delta.
State: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge County
Metro Area: Baton Rouge Metro Area
City: Baton Rouge
Zip Codes: 70816, 70808, 70815, 70806, 70805, 70802, 70820, 70807, 70814, 70819, 12 total
Cost of Living: -8.3% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 64 ft above sea level

Baton Rouge, La Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Historic interest
College-town amenities
Future job growth
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.


The unemployment rate in Baton Rouge is 7.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Baton Rouge jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Baton Rouge's cost of living is 8.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Baton Rouge's Cost of Living

April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Baton Rouge, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, East Baton Rouge parish remained strongly Democratic, 55.5% to 42.5%. More Voting Stats

Baton Rouge's population is 225,539 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Baton Rouge is $200,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.2%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Baton Rouge

It's a good time to buy in Baton Rouge. Home Appreciation is up 8.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Baton Rouge is $200,900.
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Great school, Awful Administration - 2/22/2017
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