This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Baton Rouge has a very low population density. Baton Rouge is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Baton Rouge, LA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Baton Rouge, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Baton Rouge has a population density of 2,924, with 224,722 current residents.
Out of the 224,722 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 44% of the residents are married and 56% are single.
- 59% Sun
- 68% Rain
- 0% Snow
66°F average temperature
- 37 years Median home age
- $126,920 Median home price
- -3.64% Home appreciation rate
- 2.12% Annual property tax
As for living in Baton Rouge, the air quality is 17% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 68% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 66°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Baton Rouge, you should know that 46.4% of homes are owned while 43.3% of homes are rented, and 10.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $126,920, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is -3.64% and the annual property tax is 2.12%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)9
When looking at the community of Baton Rouge, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Baton Rouge’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Baton Rouge is 32 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 50.50% Democratic, 48.34% Republican, and 1.17% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
81%High school diploma
3%Some college or associates degree
13%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Baton Rouge, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.10% of residents are unemployed in Baton Rouge (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Baton Rouge residents: 12.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 24.74% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.2% are in the customer service field, 28.3% are in the sales field, 0.15% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.2% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 80.93%, 2.58% of residents have an associate’s degree, 19.45% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 13.20% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Baton Rouge, you should be aware that the average commute time is 23 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Baton Rouge have a few different options. 78% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.