Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

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Population

219,052

-0.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

7.5%

Median Income

$38,790

Median Home Price

$198,400

Median Age

31.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

3.2 / 7.8

summer / winter

LA Gifts

Best Places to Live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Capital city / Industrial city / College town - Southeast Louisiana along the Mississippi River north of the Mississippi Delta. April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Baton Rouge, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Baton Rouge, LA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge County
Metro Area: Baton Rouge Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Baton Rouge
Zip Codes: 70816, 70808, 70815, 70806, 70805, 70802, 70820, 70807, 70814, 70819, 12 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 64 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
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

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Baton Rouge's cost of living is 9.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Baton Rouge's Cost of Living

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

POPULATION
Baton Rouge's population is 219,052 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.7%. Learn More...

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

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Baton Rouge is Real Estate: $198,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.5%.

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. 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 5.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Baton Rouge is $198,400.

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Reviews for Baton Rouge   64 Reviews
baton rouge is not a good choice - 8/4/2021
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i live hear so.... - 3/18/2019
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Great school, Awful Administration - 2/22/2017
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ZIP CODES IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
70816, 70808, 70815, 70806, 70805, 70802, 70820, 70807, 70814, 70819, 12 total

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