Zachary, Louisiana

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Population in 2019: 17,949 (82% urban, 18% rural).
Population change since 2000: +59.2%
Males: 8,592  (47.9%)
Females: 9,357  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

35.6 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 70791.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $87,114 (it was $49,669 in 2000)
Zachary:

$87,114
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,000 (it was $18,554 in 2000)

Zachary city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $242,090 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Zachary:

$242,090
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $274,454; detached houses: $283,763; townhouses or other attached units: $262,749; in 2-unit structures: $43,342; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,061; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,431; mobile homes: $51,311

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,073.

March 2019 cost of living index in Zachary: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.8%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.9% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for other race residents, 47.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Zachary, LA (2019)
    • 8,36348.8%Black alone
    • 8,19847.8%White alone
    • 2141.2%Asian alone
    • 1991.2%Two or more races
    • 850.5%Hispanic
    • 550.3%Other race alone

Races in Zachary detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 67 registered sex offenders living in Zachary, Louisiana as of April 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Zachary is 243 to 1.


Crime rates in Zachary by year

Type

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2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

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2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.7)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
4
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(17.2)
4
(29.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.6)
4
(26.5)
1
(6.3)
2
(12.4)
11
(66.5)
4
(23.9)
2
(11.7)
7
(39.1)
5
(27.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(17.2)
7
(52.1)
7
(48.5)
0
(0.0)
8
(51.0)
4
(26.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(25.4)
11
(68.2)
7
(42.3)
6
(35.8)
8
(46.9)
12
(67.1)
3
(16.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(232.4)
27
(201.1)
41
(283.8)
35
(239.3)
33
(210.2)
82
(543.2)
33
(218.7)
34
(215.9)
52
(322.5)
58
(350.7)
64
(382.0)
104
(609.2)
91
(508.8)
71
(394.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
45
(387.3)
22
(163.8)
19
(131.5)
32
(218.8)
22
(140.2)
12
(79.5)
26
(172.3)
63
(400.0)
56
(347.3)
70
(423.3)
67
(399.9)
46
(269.4)
62
(346.7)
39
(216.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
181
(1,558)
144
(1,072)
162
(1,121)
171
(1,169)
189
(1,204)
258
(1,709)
368
(2,438)
416
(2,641)
406
(2,518)
421
(2,546)
427
(2,549)
693
(4,059)
535
(2,992)
562
(3,121)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(266.8)
17
(126.6)
17
(117.7)
8
(54.7)
8
(51.0)
10
(66.2)
9
(59.6)
18
(114.3)
25
(155.0)
25
(151.2)
39
(232.8)
24
(140.6)
27
(151.0)
34
(188.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.3)
2
(12.4)
3
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index176.2159.1134.8119.8150.0214.3179.3198.7232.3279.6266.8384.6309.2261.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Zachary, LA

Crime rate in Zachary detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 45 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Louisiana average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (17.1%), Irish (6.2%), English (5.5%), French (2.3%), European (1.9%), German (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 23.7 square miles.

Population density: 756 people per square mile   (low).

Zachary, Louisiana map

394 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.3%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,314 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,350 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (13.7 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (260.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Slaughter, LA (2.1 miles ),
Baker, LA (2.2 miles ),
Brownfields, LA (2.7 miles ),
Merrydale, LA (3.3 miles ),
Belmont, LA (3.4 miles ),
Monticello, LA (3.6 miles ),
Jackson, LA (3.6 miles ),
Watson, LA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 30.66 N, Longitude: 91.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,764 (-10.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,011 (24.3%)

Area code: 225

Distribution of median household income in Zachary, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Zachary, LA in 2019
Zachary satellite photo by USGS

Zachary tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 75 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 1998: 101 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 1999: 141 buildings, average cost: $73,100
  • 2000: 97 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2001: 102 buildings, average cost: $68,300
  • 2002: 103 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2003: 181 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2004: 144 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2005: 232 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2006: 403 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2007: 202 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2008: 109 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2009: 86 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2010: 127 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2011: 90 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2012: 160 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2013: 139 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2014: 120 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2015: 158 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2016: 161 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2017: 185 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2018: 220 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2019: 199 buildings, average cost: $174,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Zachary, LA residents
Average permit cost in Zachary, LA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.5%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Historical population in Zachary, LA
Historical housing units in Zachary, LA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,787 (+18.8%).
Most common industries in Zachary, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Paper (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Chemicals (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Public administration (11.9%)
  • Paper (8.8%)
  • Chemicals (7.0%)
  • Utilities (6.8%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Public administration (11.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Zachary, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Zachary, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Zachary, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 81.4. This is about average.

City:

81.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.204. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.204
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.572. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.572
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Zachary-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the Zachary city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/16/1971, a category F3 tornado 8.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zachary-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 209.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 410.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 232.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 243.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 297.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 211.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in East Baton Rouge Parish (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 14, Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Zachary topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Zachary:

  • HOSPICE CARE SERVICES OF LOUISIANA, LLC (5608 MAIN STREET)
  • LANE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 6300 MAIN STREET)
  • LOBDELL COMMUNITY HOME (10015 DEERFORD ROAD)
  • SERENITY HOSPICE SERVICES OF BATON ROUGE (6363 MAIN STREET - SUITE E)
  • LANE MEMORIAL HOSP. SNF (6300 MAIN ST.)
  • LANE NSG HOME AN AFFILIATE OF LANE REG MEDICAL CTR (6300 MAIN STREET)
  • ZACHARY MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (6161 MAIN STREET)
  • ZACHARY MANOR NURSING HOME (6161 MAIN ST)
  • FMCNA - ZACHARY CROSSROAD (4709 SECRETARY DR)

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Amtrak station near Zachary:

  • 15 miles: BATON ROUGE (1253 FLORIDA ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plant near Zachary:

  • 17 miles: River Bend in St. Francisville, LA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zachary:

  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 8 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; Full-time enrollment: 27,321)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 10 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 15 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 43 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 60 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 62 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 62 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)

Public high school in Zachary:

Private high schools in Zachary:

  • ZACHARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 132, Location: 20810 PLANK RD, Grades: PK-11)
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 30, Location: 4325 CHURCH ST, Grades: 5-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Zachary:

  • NORTHWESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,157, Location: 5200 EAST CENTRAL AVENUE, Grades: 7-8)
  • ZACHARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 797, Location: 3775 HEMLOCK STREET, Grades: 3-4)
  • COPPER MILL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 1300 INDEPENDENCE BLVD., Grades: 5-6)
  • ROLLINS PLACE ELEMENTARY (Location: 4488 ROLLINS ROAD, Grades: 1-2)

Private elementary/middle school in Zachary:

  • GALILEE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 205, Location: 11050 GREENWELL SPRINGS PORT HUDSON RD, Grades: PK-7)
See full list of schools located in Zachary

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Zachary is the second fastest growing city in the state of Louisiana (2004). with a school system independent from the East Baton Rouge school system. In the past 4 years, Zachary has seen banks, credit unions, major retailers and restaurants as well as little boutique-type shops move to town. It is still a "small town" with many of the convieniences from the city. Commute to Baton Rouge is realy qucik and easy.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Zachary: Zachary Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (A), Zachary Historic Village (B), Lane Rehabilitation Center (C), East Baton Rouge Parish Library Zachary Branch (D), Zachary Police Department - Records Clerk (E), Zachary Fire Rescue Station 81 (F), Zachary Volunteer Fire / Rescue Station 80 (G), Oakwood Village Adult Care Facility (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Zachary include: Rock Church and World Ministries (A), Lighthouse of Zachary (B), Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church (C), Grace Baptist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church of Zachary (E), Church of Christ (F), Redwood Baptist Church (G), New Hope Baptist Church (H), Little Star Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shaffer Cemetery (1), Azalea Rest Cemetery (2), Stanford Cemetery (3), Johnson Cemetery (4), Redwood Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Copper Mill Bayou (A), Black Creek (B), Indian Bayou (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Zachary: Lion Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: East Baton Rouge Parish School Board - Schools- Northeast High School- Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 13700 Pride Port Hudson Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Best Western Zachary Inn (4030 Highway 19) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Erick Erickson - Blogger, Robert Pete Williams - Louisiana blues musician, Frank Brian - Basketball player, Felton Huggins - Football player, Gus Young (civil rights leader) - Civil rights activist, Jim Williams (outfielder) - Baseball player, Kedrick Brown - Basketball player, Leonard Scott - Sprinter.

East Baton Rouge Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Zachary and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF ZACHARY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 20,982, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-14-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-14-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
J.E.S.T.C. (Address: 1400 W. Irene Road , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2013)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2013)
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
PORT HUDSON NATIONAL CEMETERY (Address: 20978 Port Hickey Road , Population served: 209, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

78.8%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
196 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

People in group quarters in Zachary in 2000:

  • 161 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 52 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Banks with branches in Zachary (2011 data):

  • Bank of Zachary: Bank Of Zachary at 4743 Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01; Plaza Branch at 2210 Highway 64, branch established on 1977/07/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $182.7 mil, Deposits: $155.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Zachary Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Zachary Branch at 4919 Main Street, branch established on 1986/04/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Landmark Bank: Zachary Branch at 20070 Plank Road, branch established on 1999/01/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $104.1 mil, Deposits: $92.0 mil, headquarters in Clinton, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Clinton Bancshares, Inc.
  • Guaranty Bank and Trust Company: Zachary Branch at 6800 Main Street, branch established on 2005/09/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $130.1 mil, Deposits: $113.4 mil, headquarters in New Roads, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Great Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Highlands Bank: Zachary Branch at 1112 Church Street, branch established on 2002/02/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $144.0 mil, Deposits: $127.9 mil, headquarters in Jackson, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Boj Bancshares, Inc.
  • American Gateway Bank: Zachary Branch at 1858 Church Street, branch established on 2009/12/10. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $448.9 mil, Deposits: $314.1 mil, headquarters in Port Allen, LA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: American Gateway Financial Corporation
  • Whitney Bank: Zachary Branch at 5440 Main Street, branch established on 2005/02/28. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Zachary Branch at 4431 Highway 19, branch established on 1966/11/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

For population 15 years and over in Zachary:

Marital status in Zachary, LA
  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Zachary:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Zachary
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Zachary, LA (based on East Baton Rouge Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant120,949258
Catholic97,90424
Black Protestant35,27264
Mainline Protestant32,76550
Other9,60436
Orthodox4574
None143,220-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 111
East Baton Rouge Parish:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 69
Here:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
This county:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 273
East Baton Rouge Parish:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
East Baton Rouge Parish:

27.7%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
East Baton Rouge Parish:

13.8%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.1%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.9%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Zachary:

10.9%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Zachary:

36.5%
Louisiana:

34.4%

General health condition:
Zachary:

57.9%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.0%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Zachary, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 42$162,577$46,4510$0
Firefighters 35$135,348$46,4050$0
Other and Unallocable 26$86,625$39,9810$0
Water Supply 13$45,371$41,8810$0
Sewerage 13$9,825$9,0690$0
Gas Supply 13$9,825$9,0690$0
Other Government Administration 8$17,613$26,4200$0
Streets and Highways 7$28,642$49,1010$0
Financial Administration 5$24,357$58,4570$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,956$51,8240$0
Police - Other 2$7,557$45,3420$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,186$14,2320$0
Totals for Government 168$541,882$38,7060$0

Zachary government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,115,000 ($284.97)
    Financial Administration: $110,000 ($6.13)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($3.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($3.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($1.17)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $3,781,000 ($210.65)
    Police Protection: $3,741,000 ($208.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,777,000 ($154.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,127,000 ($62.79)
    Gas Utilities: $1,088,000 ($60.62)
    Water Utilities: $980,000 ($54.60)
    Sewerage: $735,000 ($40.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $402,000 ($22.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $428,000 ($23.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,706,000 ($317.90)

Zachary government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,421,000 ($79.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,195,000 ($66.58)
    Sewerage: $1,086,000 ($60.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000 ($6.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $84,000 ($4.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $942,000 ($52.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $224,000 ($12.48)
    Sale of Property: $52,000 ($2.90)
    Rents: $14,000 ($0.78)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($0.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,707,000 ($150.82)
    Gas Utilities: $2,173,000 ($121.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $25,000 ($1.39)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,763,000 ($543.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,008,000 ($56.16)
    Property: $471,000 ($26.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $346,000 ($19.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $18,000 ($1.00)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $18,000 ($1.00)

Zachary government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,602,000 ($1147.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,677,000 ($1096.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $925,000 ($51.53)

Zachary government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,491,000 ($361.64)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,722,000 ($263.08)

5.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($372 average AGI)
East Baton Rouge Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Livingston Parish, LA  0.53% ($49,489 average AGI)
from Ascension Parish, LA  0.46% ($63,077)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.22% ($61,788)


6.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($877 average AGI)
East Baton Rouge Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.82% ($47,690 average AGI)
to Ascension Parish, LA  0.65% ($72,637)
to Harris County, TX  0.33% ($53,696)
Businesses in Zachary, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Office Depot1
Ace Hardware1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Popeyes2
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rue211
Church's Chicken1Ryan's Grill1
Circle K1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Subway2
FedEx1T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1UPS2
H&R Block2Waffle House1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Nike1

Strongest AM radio stations in Zachary:

  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDC (910 AM; 1 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CHURCH POINT MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPFC (1550 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: VICTORY & POWER MINISTRIES,INC.)
  • WIBR (1300 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXOK (1460 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • WYNK (1380 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WGLH (960 AM; 1 kW; LA FOLLETTE, TN; Owner: LAFOLLETTE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Zachary:

  • KQXL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW ROADS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNH (107.3 FM; BAKER, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING CO. OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WNXX (104.5 FM; JACKSON, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKF (89.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WQCK (92.7 FM; CLINTON, LA; Owner: BETHANY WORLD PRAYER CENTER, INC.)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVE (96.1 FM; BRUSLY, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBRH (90.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WQNZ (95.1 FM; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: FIRST NATCHEZ CORPORATION)
  • WJFM (88.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KPAE (91.5 FM; ERWINVILLE, LA; Owner: PORT ALLEN EDUC B/C FOUNDATION)
  • KLSU (91.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K220EU (91.9 FM; NEW ROADS, LA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Zachary:

  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WBXH-CA (Channel 46; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • KZUP-CA (Channel 19; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBRL-CA (Channel 21; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLPB-TV (Channel 27; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBTR-CA (Channel 65; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GREAT OAKS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K07WE (Channel 7; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPBN-LP (Channel 11; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PELICAN BROADCASTING NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • K13VE (Channel 13; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • WLFT-CA (Channel 52; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: BETHANY WORLD PRAYER CENTER, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Zachary fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 466ft / 142mTotal length
  • $11,067,000Total costs
  • 222,801Total average daily traffic
  • 20,579Total average daily truck traffic
  • 339,429Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Zachary, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 231960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Zachary, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Zachary)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Zachary, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Zachary)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Zachary)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED97$198,27683$192,300237$174,62626$73,37222$143,6269$65,646
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$194,1206$205,06325$177,8100$02$125,8100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$202,64513$157,94192$179,71616$38,7267$93,5676$67,160
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$188,6179$157,13852$185,7102$105,0203$149,8932$45,180
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$175,3012$230,74016$170,7622$95,5100$01$137,540

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0046.02 , 0046.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$227,06616$200,874
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$236,2333$172,123
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$154,7704$184,435
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$161,4000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0046.02 , 0046.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Zachary, LA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Zachary, LA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 115. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 179 took place in 2011, and the least - 8 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zachary, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.6%), and Structure Fires (31.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zachary, LA
    • 98950.6%Outside Fires
    • 61131.2%Structure Fires
    • 29715.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 593.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Zachary, LA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Zachary, Louisiana:

  • Best Western Zachary Inn, 4030 Hwy 19, Zachary, Louisiana 70791 , Phone: (225) 658-2550, Fax: (225) 658-2570
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 4047 Hwy 19, Zachary, Louisiana 70791 , Phone: (225) 654-1402, Fax: (225) 612-6584
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1686 East Mt Pleasant Rd, Zachary, Louisiana 70791 , Phone: (225) 286-4011, Fax: (225) 286-4016
  • Best Western Zachary Inn, 4030 Hwy 19, Zachary, Louisiana 70791 , Phone: (225) 658-2550, Fax: (225) 612-6584
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Zachary, Louisiana
Most common first names in Zachary, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10672.9 years
Mary9878.2 years
John8475.2 years
Robert6072.8 years
Willie5471.8 years
Henry5271.7 years
William5170.2 years
George4574.5 years
Charles3574.9 years
Joseph3572.4 years
Most common last names in Zachary, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams6874.0 years
Smith6772.6 years
Johnson6371.3 years
Jackson4369.4 years
Jones4372.1 years
Stewart4275.9 years
Brown3374.9 years
Scott3073.0 years
White2773.7 years
Davis2577.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Zachary, LA
  • 51.3%Electricity
  • 47.4%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Zachary, LA
  • 77.8%Electricity
  • 17.8%Utility gas
  • 3.1%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Zachary compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Zachary on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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