Baker is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 13,628 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Baker is the 30th largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some cities, Baker isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Baker are a mix 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 (15.41%), sales jobs (10.93%), and personal care services (7.94%).
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Baker has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
The percentage of adults in Baker who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.48% of the adults in Baker have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Baker in 2010 was $21,380, 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 $85,520 for a family of four. However, Baker contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 French , German, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Baker is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.