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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Baton Rouge is a city in Louisiana with a population of 227,549. Baton Rouge is in East Baton Rouge Parish. Living in Baton Rouge offers residents a 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 Baton Rouge...
Population
227,549

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    562.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    38.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    44
    40.7
  • Robbery
    381.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,418.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,739.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    435.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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There are many ups and downs to living in Baton Rouge. The food is delicious and I'd 10/10 recommend for anyone visiting or planning to visit to try it. It'll have you yearning for more (especially the seafood)! Our culture isn't just anything you see on a daily basis. It is unique in various ways: the style of music, languages, diversity, etc. There are a wide variety of talented individuals that have so much potential to do big things in life. The public schools can use some more improvements, but in those schools are thousands of brilliant kids/teenagers that are the future of our community. The biggest downside to living in Baton Rouge is the crime and hatred. Lives are lost everyday due to disagreements, pure evilness, and jealousy. As like every other city, Baton Rouge is not perfect. But even through all the hardships and struggles that we may face, we still know how to remain united and overcome any obstacles thrown our way.
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There's good food, but many people don't seem interested in taking advantage of the beautiful outdoors areas in the vicinity. Most socialization centers around food and alcohol, and while both are done better in the south than most other places, it can get old! Unfortunately, once you get out of the actual "city" very few people are interested in contributing or bettering their city, and these people in the suburbs form the majority of the available tax base. Due to this, public works (parks, schools, roads, etc.) are always struggling for funding.
By going to LSU, I live in a college town part of Baton Rouge. It is a great place to live because there are always signs of progression. I have lived here for about four years now and there has been a new business pop up every month. I have had several great experiences in Baton Rouge. I have meet fantastic people here! Baton Rouge will always have a special place in my heart.