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Baton Rouge
  • City in Louisiana

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Baton Rouge is a city in Louisiana with a population of 224,149. Baton Rouge is in East Baton Rouge Parish. Living in Baton Rouge offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Baton Rouge there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Baton Rouge and residents tend to be liberal.

About

About Baton Rouge...
Population
224,149

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$879
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    588.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    31.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    23.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    292.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,023.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,904.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    362.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  12%

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