Baton Rouge, LA

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Baton Rouge, LA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Baton Rouge Housing Market Information

With a population of 227,715, 87,789 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $171,174, Baton Rouge real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Baton Rouge, accounting for 57.83% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Baton Rouge include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 28.44%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.10%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.64%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Baton Rouge are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 47.59% owning and 52.41% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Baton Rouge built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Baton Rouge built between 1940-1969 ( 37.95%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 12.63%). There's also some housing in Baton Rouge built before 1939 ( 5.16%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Baton Rouge. Fully 13.80% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Baton Rouge homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Baton Rouge real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Baton Rouge Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Baton Rouge have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 13.64%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Baton Rouge house appreciation rate of 1.29%.

Over the last year, Baton Rouge appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Baton Rouge's appreciation rate has been 3.60%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Baton Rouge were at 0.67%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.72%.

Relative to Louisiana, our data show that Baton Rouge's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Louisiana.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Baton Rouge differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Baton Rouge - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Baton Rouge real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,140,000 1.2
$855,001 - $1,140,000 2.3
$570,001 - $855,000 2.3
$456,001 - $570,000 3.6
$342,001 - $456,000 6.9
$228,001 - $342,000 14.7
$114,001 - $228,000 36.5
$57,001 - $114,000 23.2
$0 - $57,000 9.4

Very High for LA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
45.629197080292 15.2249134948097

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Baton Rouge Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q1 - 2018 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q2
65.39% 2.76%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,093 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 47.59
Renters 52.41
Vacant 13.80

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Baton Rouge HOMES
2000 or Newer 12.6
1970 - 1999 44.3
1940 - 1969 37.9
1939 or Older 5.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.8
Townhomes 2.6
Small Apt. Buildings 10.1
Apt. Complexes 28.4
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.86
1 Bedroom 17.08
2 Bedrooms 28.23
3 Bedrooms 37.92
4 Bedrooms 12.89
5 or more bedrooms 2.02