Baton Rouge, LA
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Baton Rouge is a relatively large city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 228,590 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.

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 (12.57%), sales jobs (11.54%), and food service (8.51%).

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.

The education level of Baton Rouge citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.36% of adults in Baton Rouge have at least a bachelor's 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.