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


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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.
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

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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
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.


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 8.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Baton Rouge's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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

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
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i live hear so.... - 3/18/2019
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Great school, Awful Administration - 2/22/2017
Don't get me wrong, this is a great school filled with many great teachers. I absolutely love all of the classes I am currently in and have been in. We are taught with... Read More


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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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