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Baton Rouge, LA (Louisiana) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $178,300 (it was $93,100 in 2000)
Baton Rouge:

$178,300
Louisiana:

$162,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,000 - $272,000

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $214,450
Here:

$214,450
State:

$213,997

Townhouses or other attached units: $122,740
Here:

$122,740
State:

$215,095

In 2-unit structures: $91,703
Here:

$91,703
State:

$274,975

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $338,553
Here:

$338,553
State:

$203,979

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $61,658
Here:

$61,658
State:

$247,539

Mobile homes: $23,926
Here:

$23,926
State:

$72,432

Baton Rouge,LA index of house prices

Total population: 228,895 (Urban population: 227,807, Rural population: 113 (22 farm, 91 nonfarm))

Houses: 100,585 (82,571 occupied: 40,422 owner occupied, 42,149 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

51%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1,309 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $130,677.

Median contract rent in 2017: $397 (lower quartile is $289, upper quartile is $509)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $540


Median gross rent in Baton Rouge, LA in 2017: $483

Housing units in Baton Rouge with a mortgage: 23,370 (1,367 second mortgage, 1,749 home equity loan, 145 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,052

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $88,926

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $44,980

Median monthly housing costs: $848


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Baton Rouge, Louisiana Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1968

Median year apartment built: 1982

Household type by relationship:

Households: 225,370
  • In family households: 167,339 (17,829 male householders, 28,326 female householders)
    24,754 spouses, 69,701 children (66,319 natural, 994 adopted, 2,388 stepchildren), 9,299 grandchildren, 5,223 brothers or sisters, 3,642 parents, 4,473 other relatives, 4,092 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 49,996 (17,347 male householders (12,968 living alone)), 19,069 female householders (15,798 living alone)), 13,580 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,035

Size of family households: 20,555 2-persons, 11,440 3-persons, 6,920 4-persons, 4,434 5-persons, 2,256 6-persons, 550 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,766 1-person, 6,496 2-persons, 838 3-persons, 229 4-persons, 87 5-persons.

19,987 married couples with children.
21,966 single-parent households (1,529 men, 20,437 women).

91.6% of residents of Baton Rouge speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 11,458 (5.1%)
(37.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.1
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 66no bedroom
  • 6621 bedroom
  • 5,5522 bedrooms
  • 21,7193 bedrooms
  • 10,4594 bedrooms
  • 1,9645+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1,271no bedroom
  • 11,1441 bedroom
  • 16,0042 bedrooms
  • 10,1683 bedrooms
  • 3,1634 bedrooms
  • 3995+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Baton Rouge in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Baton Rouge in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,513no vehicle
  • 14,1981 vehicle
  • 16,7812 vehicles
  • 6,1413 vehicles
  • 1,6354 vehicles
  • 1545+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Baton Rouge in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Baton Rouge in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8,427no vehicle
  • 20,5181 vehicle
  • 9,8882 vehicles
  • 2,4883 vehicles
  • 5974 vehicles
  • 2315+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 661 room
  • 2962 rooms
  • 5573 rooms
  • 2,8524 rooms
  • 7,9025 rooms
  • 9,4756 rooms
  • 7,5827 rooms
  • 4,8178 rooms
  • 6,8759+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1,2081 room
  • 1,1582 rooms
  • 11,0843 rooms
  • 11,9304 rooms
  • 7,8875 rooms
  • 6,2916 rooms
  • 1,5927 rooms
  • 3808 rooms
  • 6199+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
  • Baton Rouge, LA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Baton Rouge, LA in 2017
  • 10,777Less than $10,000
  • 13,070$10,000 to $19,999
  • 10,522$20,000 to $29,999
  • 6,293$30,000 to $39,999
  • 6,422$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,579$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,133$60,000 to $74,999
  • 7,853$75,000 to $99,999
  • 5,824$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,948$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,449$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,701$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA

  • Distribution of house value in Baton Rouge, LA in 2017
  • 1,066Less than $10,000
  • 371$10,000 to $14,999
  • 261$15,000 to $19,999
  • 539$20,000 to $24,999
  • 69$25,000 to $29,999
  • 267$30,000 to $34,999
  • 23$35,000 to $39,999
  • 574$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,950$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,802$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,811$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,028$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,745$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,389$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,130$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,726$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3,463$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,588$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,444$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,334$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,574$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,891$500,000 to $749,999
  • 695$750,000 to $999,999
  • 215$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 262$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 205$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Baton Rouge, LA in 2017
  • 213Less than $100
  • 622$100 to $149
  • 235$150 to $199
  • 786$200 to $249
  • 833$250 to $299
  • 1,406$300 to $349
  • 966$350 to $399
  • 1,715$400 to $449
  • 1,894$450 to $499
  • 1,912$500 to $549
  • 4,193$550 to $599
  • 2,091$600 to $649
  • 2,478$650 to $699
  • 2,724$700 to $749
  • 2,264$750 to $799
  • 4,569$800 to $899
  • 2,517$900 to $999
  • 5,206$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,183$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,303$1,500 to $1,999
  • 155$2,000 to $2,499
  • 154$2,500 to $2,999
  • 234$3,000 to $3,499
  • 44$3,500 or more
  • 2,452No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 89.1%
Number of people working at home: 2,236 (2.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 724
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 9,122
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 18,776
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 23,038
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 21,824
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 5,139
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 10,891
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,152
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,980
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,180
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,839
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,687
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Baton Rouge

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 154,001 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 17,538 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,467 (1%)
  • Taxi: 1,722 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 985 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,297 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,236 (1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 2.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.6%Males
  • 15.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.7%Males
  • 7.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 9.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 7.1%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 4,9572010 or later
  • 3,7262000 to 2009
  • 2,0671990 to 1999
  • 2,0461980 to 1989
  • 1,2311970 to 1979
  • 1,122Before 1970
Ancestries in Baton Rouge, LA

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 11,467 (7.3%)
  • French: 4,596 (2.9%)
  • English: 4,147 (2.7%)
  • African: 3,242 (2.1%)
  • Irish: 2,650 (1.7%)
  • German: 2,372 (1.5%)
  • Italian: 2,140 (1.4%)
  • European: 1,045 (0.7%)
  • Scottish: 968 (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 955 (0.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 841 (0.5%)
  • Cajun: 732 (0.5%)
  • British: 400 (0.3%)
  • Palestinian: 350 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 312 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 269 (0.2%)
  • Northern European: 244 (0.2%)
  • Polish: 243 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 240 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 230 (0.1%)
  • Brazilian: 216 (0.1%)
  • Iranian: 211 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 197 (0.1%)
  • Russian: 192 (0.1%)
  • Serbian: 190 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 186 (0.1%)
  • Eastern European: 149 (0.10%)
  • Dutch: 139 (0.09%)
  • Czech: 105 (0.07%)
  • Welsh: 89 (0.06%)
  • Ukrainian: 68 (0.04%)
  • Swedish: 64 (0.04%)
  • Canadian: 63 (0.04%)
  • Romanian: 61 (0.04%)
  • Hungarian: 51 (0.03%)
  • Sudanese: 49 (0.03%)
  • Belizean: 42 (0.03%)
  • Slovene: 40 (0.03%)
  • Israeli: 35 (0.02%)
  • Syrian: 30 (0.02%)
  • Iraqi: 26 (0.02%)
  • Bulgarian: 26 (0.02%)
  • Bahamian: 25 (0.02%)
  • South African: 24 (0.02%)
  • Ghanaian: 23 (0.01%)
  • Portuguese: 22 (0.01%)
  • Finnish: 22 (0.01%)
  • Jamaican: 21 (0.01%)
  • Austrian: 20 (0.01%)
  • Swiss: 19 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 18 (0.01%)
  • Scandinavian: 18 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 18 (0.01%)
  • Lithuanian: 17 (0.01%)
  • Danish: 17 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 16 (0.01%)
  • Egyptian: 11 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 10 (0.01%)
  • Ethiopian: 10 (0.01%)
  • Barbadian: 9 (0.01%)
  • Turkish: 9 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 9 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Croatian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Icelander: 8 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Vietnam
Baton Rouge:

15.9% (2,064)
Louisiana:

10.3% (19,954)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Baton Rouge:

11.5% (1,486)
Louisiana:

3.6% (7,058)

Mexico
Baton Rouge:

9.5% (1,231)
Louisiana:

17.0% (32,834)

India
Baton Rouge:

6.2% (803)
Louisiana:

4.0% (7,837)

Honduras
Baton Rouge:

5.3% (686)
Louisiana:

14.8% (28,742)

Guatemala
Baton Rouge:

3.3% (427)
Louisiana:

3.3% (6,351)

Saudi Arabia
Baton Rouge:

3.3% (422)
Louisiana:

0.5% (1,008)

El Salvador
Baton Rouge:

2.9% (373)
Louisiana:

3.1% (5,996)

Philippines
Baton Rouge:

2.8% (368)
Louisiana:

3.0% (5,800)

Cuba
Baton Rouge:

2.0% (265)
Louisiana:

2.7% (5,303)

Brazil
Baton Rouge:

2.0% (256)
Louisiana:

1.1% (2,109)

Burma
Baton Rouge:

1.9% (244)
Louisiana:

0.2% (424)

Korea
Baton Rouge:

1.8% (237)
Louisiana:

1.4% (2,795)

Nigeria
Baton Rouge:

1.8% (228)
Louisiana:

0.6% (1,218)

Iran
Baton Rouge:

1.5% (196)
Louisiana:

0.4% (763)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 174,108
  • Other state: 38,185
  • Northeast: 5,042
  • Midwest: 4,462
  • South: 24,063
  • West: 4,618

82.4% of Baton Rouge residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68.4% lived in Louisiana.


Baton Rouge:

82.4%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 625
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 141
  • 5th and 6th grade: 499
  • 7th and 8th grade: 691
  • 9th grade: 383
  • 10th grade: 1,095
  • 11th grade: 3,014
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,570
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 18,017
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,401
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 9,991
  • Associate degree: 2,826
  • Bachelor's degree: 10,563
  • Master's degree: 4,931
  • Professional school degree: 1,887
  • Doctorate degree: 2,253
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 969
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 60
  • 5th and 6th grade: 316
  • 7th and 8th grade: 823
  • 9th grade: 727
  • 10th grade: 1,935
  • 11th grade: 2,545
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,667
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 20,015
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,351
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 14,537
  • Associate degree: 2,912
  • Bachelor's degree: 13,972
  • Master's degree: 6,646
  • Professional school degree: 2,012
  • Doctorate degree: 1,471
Educational Attainment for Females
Baton Rouge marital status for males
Baton Rouge marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 59,079
  • One, attached: 2,583
  • Two: 2,699
  • 3 or 4: 3,460
  • 5 to 9: 5,570
  • 10 to 19: 9,496
  • 20 to 49: 6,342
  • 50 or more: 9,852
  • Mobile homes: 1,504

Median worth of mobile homes: $54,400

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 6.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 10.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Baton Rouge
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Baton Rouge, LA
  • 51.0%Utility gas
  • 48.0%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Baton Rouge, LA
  • 82.5%Electricity
  • 16.4%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,240
Here:

25.4%
Louisiana:

18.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,735
Here:

25.2%
Louisiana:

18.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,592
Here:

14.4%
Louisiana:

17.5%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability