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  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
East Baton Rouge Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 446,167. Living in East Baton Rouge Parish offers residents a suburban feel and 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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East Baton Rouge Parish Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
    12%
  • 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
    29%
    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
$51,436
National
$55,322

East Baton Rouge Parish Reviews

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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.
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East Baton Rouge Parish is an average size town bigger than and smaller than local near by parishes. If you don't want to be a part of a city that is too small or too large Baton rouge is a middle ground. The city is contemporary and is continuing their efforts to grow and offer citizens a balanced mixture of business, recreational and cultural avenues for family friendly activities/engagement. The city is open to large growth for more diversity and inclusion of minorities in business, education and culture. Opportunities and recognition of diverse groups is an area of improvement that is welcomed in this area. Colleges and technical schools are available in this area offering students a variety in choice of education.
I have lived in this parish for around 8 years after moving from big cities like Houston and New York. I have received an overall excellent education here and met wonderful people, however I 100% am looking forward to moving away some day. While it is a great place to raise kids as it is family-friendly, the lifestyle does not at all suit my needs. Because of its size, not many significant social events occur and the city was not designed for the purpose of being social either (aka not pedestrian friendly).