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Zachary
  • Suburb of Baton Rouge, LA

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade C
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C
  12. Commute
    grade C+

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Zachary is a suburb of Baton Rouge with a population of 17,699. 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,300
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Zachary Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    317.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    16.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    43.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    21.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    202.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,067.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

Working in Zachary

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,712
National
$64,994

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