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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Baton Rouge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.85%), sales jobs (11.38%), and food service (8.79%).
Baton Rouge is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Baton Rouge has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Baton Rouge enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Baton Rouge.
Many people in Baton Rouge take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Baton Rouge citizens for affordable transportation.
The education level of Baton Rouge citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.33% of adults in Baton Rouge have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Baton Rouge in 2010 was $25,398, 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 $101,592 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 German, English, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Baton Rouge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.