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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    B
East Baton Rouge Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 444,094. East Baton Rouge Parish is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. In East Baton Rouge Parish, most residents own their homes. In East Baton Rouge Parish there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in East Baton Rouge Parish and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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East Baton Rouge Parish Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    550.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    36
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    342.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,287.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,681.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    398
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in East Baton Rouge Parish

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,719
National
$55,322

East Baton Rouge Parish Reviews

106 reviews
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Thus far, in total 30 years of living in EBR Garden District, my love for this area is deep seeded. I have lived here watching this area change drastically but stay true to its heritage. The homes dating back to the 1800s with new paint jobs and stories of past families to tell. The same pavement to the streets off Perkins Road. St. Patricks Days parades post Covid-19 giving us memories for generations. Small shops still the same. New restaurants, old building. I love this area close with better school district opportunities. The Garden District rich in history although the founders didnt think of today growth. We wouldnt change this area for anything in the world, not even for the last Mardi Gras bead.
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East Baton Rouge (EBR) is affordable, has lots of great food places, very good libraries with several computers, has three of the biggest colleges (Southern, LSU, Baton Rouge Community College), many Walmarts and dollar stores which I love, really accessible my car, people for the most mart are very nice, and pretty safe.
I enjoy living in East Baton Rouge Parish. There are so many different events going on all the time. We have multiple parades and festivals going on year round and specially for holidays. There are tons of crawfish boils to enjoy. EBR parish has many different cultures resulting in many different festivals and being able to connect with multiple people. However, the roads need improvement. There are multiple potholes in the roads. This does not stop the fact that EBR is a fun and multicultural environment to live in.