Baton Rouge, LA
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Baton Rouge is a relatively large city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 227,715 people and 79 constituent neighborhoods, Baton Rouge is the second largest community in Louisiana.

Baton Rouge real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Baton Rouge house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Baton Rouge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Baton Rouge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Baton Rouge is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baton Rouge who work in office and administrative support (12.57%), sales jobs (11.54%), and food service (8.51%).

Baton Rouge is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Baton Rouge is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

In terms of college education, Baton Rouge is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.36% of adults in Baton Rouge have a college degree.

The per capita income in Baton Rouge in 2010 was $24,158, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,632 for a family of four. However, Baton Rouge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Baton Rouge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.