Baton Rouge is a relatively large city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 221,599 people and 79 constituent neighborhoods, Baton Rouge is the second largest community in Louisiana.
Baton Rouge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.91%), sales jobs (11.52%), and management occupations (8.19%).
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.
Not only is Baton Rouge a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Baton Rouge is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Baton Rouge a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Baton Rouge citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.35% of adults in Baton Rouge have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Baton Rouge in 2010 was $25,876, 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 $103,504 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 French, German, English, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Baton Rouge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.