Baton Rouge Metro Area, Louisiana 

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Population

858,571

+5.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

Median Income

$51,829

Median Home Price

$198,000

Median Age

34.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

3.3 / 7.8

summer / winter

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Capital city / Industrial city / College town - Southeast Louisiana along the Mississippi River north of the Mississippi Delta. October, April and November are the most pleasant months in the Baton Rouge metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: Louisiana
County:
Metro Area: Baton Rouge Metro Area
City: Baton Rouge, Prairieville, 53 total
Zip Codes: 70726, 70737, 70769, 70816, 70810, 70817, 70808, 70791, 70815, 70806, 77 total
Cost of Living: -7.2% 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.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Baton Rouge Metro Area is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Baton Rouge Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Baton Rouge Metro Area's cost of living is 7.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Baton Rouge Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Baton Rouge metro area remained strongly Republican, 54.9% to 43.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Baton Rouge Metro Area's population is 858,571 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Baton Rouge Metro Area is Real Estate: $198,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.8%.

SCHOOLS
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. 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 5.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Baton Rouge is $198,000.
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ZIP CODES IN BATON ROUGE METRO AREA, LOUISIANA
70726, 70737, 70769, 70816, 70810, 70817, 70808, 70791, 70815, 70806, 77 total

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