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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
West Baton Rouge Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 25,518. In West Baton Rouge Parish, most residents own their homes. In West Baton Rouge Parish there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in West Baton Rouge Parish and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Baton Rouge Parish are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$815
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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West 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
    276.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    191.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    890.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in West Baton Rouge Parish

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,902
National
$55,322

Places to Work in West Baton Rouge Parish

West Baton Rouge Parish Reviews

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I like this area. It has some nice things to offer. The traffic is terrible around here though and nobody cares to do anything about it because they're lazy. Why fix things when you can tend to tedious things and make money right? Besides that, the YMCA is good, the spectrum is good. I like walmart. There are some stores around here that do well. Benedettos is good.
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I mean, I have only worked $7.50 an hour jobs. Nothing to huge. It's really the same thing when you move out. The managers hate their life because that's all they can get. Sometimes the McDonalds people are mean. It happens
This weather changes its mind on a frequent basis. One day it is scorching hot, the next day it is cool. Somedays it rains really hard and it gets cold. Other days it's flipping hot out of nowhere. It changes like I change my underwear.