Baker, LA
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Baker is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 13,695 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Baker is the 30th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Baker is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Baker is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Baker who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), sales jobs (9.39%), and personal care services (8.39%).

The percentage of adults in Baker who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.15% of the adults in Baker have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Baker in 2010 was $19,109, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,436 for a family of four.

Baker is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Baker home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Baker residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Baker include Irish, German, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Baker is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.