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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
South Baton Rouge is a neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a population of 51,540. South Baton Rouge is in East Baton Rouge Parish and is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. Living in South Baton Rouge offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in South Baton Rouge and residents tend to lean liberal.
About South Baton Rouge...
Population
51,540

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,298
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$981
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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South Baton Rouge Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$84,371
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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With a change in my family's situation, I have moved into the south baton rouge area. This area is close enough to all venues that I can get around without too much hassle. There is still a great deal of traffic at the regular times of the day. Being close to LSU and the casino has its advantages on game day. The cost of living is very diverse ranging from very high to very low depending on which area you are driving through.
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I moved from Houston, Texas to live here and I have to say, Baton Rouge, Louisiana is one of the most racist, corrupt, ignorant places I've ever encountered. Our governor spent his entire term trying to sabotage our public schools even though he himself graduate from a public school in Baton Rouge. Our citizens openly fly confederate flags, and the city is so segregated that often you'll come across people who know nothing about other cultures because they have never had any interaction with them and have no desire to because racism is accepted here. I miss Texas every day. I miss the diversity and strive towards better education and peoples' desire to be educated.
My experience in south baton rouge has always been a pleasant one. I have lived in S. baton rouge for 20 years before moving away. I frequent the area due to my mother still residing there. The area is comfortable because everyone knows each other. Jobs are average and crime could be better but all in all I love the place. I am a LSU fan so living close to the school has always been a plus.