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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C
Zachary is a suburb of Baton Rouge with a population of 16,879. Zachary is in East Baton Rouge Parish and is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. Living in Zachary offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Zachary and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Zachary are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,090
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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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
    508.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    346.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,991.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    151
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Zachary

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,346
National
$55,322

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Zachary Reviews

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Zachary has been an interesting little city for me. It is currently growing in residential and commercial buildings. As a result, the population is shooting up. People are very welcoming and it is very easy to get connected to local activities. There is not much in an entertainment way except for the Zachary High sports teams. Most of entertainment is in Baton Rouge, 30 minutes away. On the plus side, there are many different types of restaurants within the city limits. There are local and chain restaurants throughout the city. Overall, this is nice little town if you want to feel connected and at home.
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Very strong sense of community and acceptance of diversity. Friendly to visitors and willing to try new things. Top-tier public education and sports programs.
No fear of serious crime or avoidable neighborhoods. Not a gentrified attitude
in town. No "power broker" local citizens who try to control things. Great sense
of acceptable land use for residential and commercial.
I have been a life long resident of Zachary. It is a great place to raise a family. Zachary High School is one of the top rated schools in the state of Louisiana. The neighbor hoods in the area are well maintained visually & safety wise. There are areas for country living & modern homes with the newest designs. Almost everything that you would like to do is nearby with a commute of only approximately 25 mintues to Baton Rouge. Zachary has been building up it's community with new restaurants, shops, & homes. Zachary is low on nightlife but makes up for that with the daytime activities provided. Overall, Zachary is not only a place to visit but a place you could call home.