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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$788
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      451
      273
    • Murder
      26
      6
    • Rape
      45
      41
    • Robbery
      353
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,039
      525
    • Theft
      3,223
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      216
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $39,876
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      13%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      19%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      28%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      27%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      13%
      13%

    Baton Rouge Reviews

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    So, I have lived in Baton Rouge for over a year now. If you ever want to come to Baton Rouge, try and visit it's downtown, and Tiger-land for club if you are the type. lots of historical museums and arts. Also Baton Rouge has beautiful gardens like the Independent garden, and others where I have visited. Baton Rouge has a very huge casino that is not far away from LSU. I like it with the nice view of the MISSISSIPPI RIVER flowing beneath it. Another thing is the popular LSU football if you are lucky to come during the football season. LSU tailgate is another world of fun you don't want to miss out!

    The people in Baton Rouge are really hospitable and very open minded people. Just a warning that these people don't play with food. they like food! I learned how to eat often when I came to Baton Rouge!

    Cost of living isn't that bad if you're a citizen. School fees very high and tax as well.
    Review Baton Rouge
    Baton Rouge is like most of Louisiana.. A Big FUN Mess. I attended LSU and loved every moment of being there. I loved LSU so much that I'm returning to work on my doctorate. Baton Rouge, on the other hand, is another story. East Baton Rouge Parish has one of the worst public school systems. Racism and homophobia are prevalent. That being said, you will find all kinds of people in Baton Rouge. It may not be as diverse as New York, L.A. or even New Orleans, but LSU draws many varieties from all over the world!
    Growing up in Baton Rouge was a challenge. Violence seemed to be the norm each and every day. I was one of many living in a single parent home, relying on my mother to raise myself as well as older brother and sister. Baton Rouge has its good moments like LSU football and Southern football. I have learned a lot from events that have happened due to acts of violence. Though it has its faults, baton rouge will always be my home. I love my city!