Baker, LA

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Living in Baker

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%).

For a small city, Baker has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Baker exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In terms of college education, Baker is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.48% of adults 25 and older 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.