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%

Baton Rouge Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    451
    0
  • Murder
    26
    0
  • Rape
    45
    41
  • Robbery
    353
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,039
    1
  • Theft
    3,223
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    216
    0

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%
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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.
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Baton Rouge is a college-spirited city! Although, there aren't many festivals to explore year round, there's always something to do. I wish Baton Rouge had more job opportunities. It's quite small even though it's the state capital. I feel pretty safe in my neighborhood, but a few streets over is a bit questionable.
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!