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-0.07% decline
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2.8% growth
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0.96% growth
Median Property Value
1.56% growth

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The economy of Baton Rouge, LA employs 107,812 people. The economy of Baton Rouge, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.68; 1.45; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Baton Rouge, LA are Educational Services (14,657), Healthcare & Social Assistance (14,019), and Retail trade (12,916), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,083), Utilities ($48,750), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,926).

Median household income in Baton Rouge, LA is $39,876. Males in Baton Rouge, LA have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,978. The income inequality of Baton Rouge, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Baton Rouge, LA. In East Baton Rouge Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 90 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,859. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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Baton Rouge, LA is home to a population of 229,186 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Baton Rouge, LA is composed of 126,169 Black residents (55.1%), 83,379 White residents (36.4%), 8,100 Asian residents (3.53%), 7,444 Hispanic residents (3.25%), and 3,078 Two+ residents (1.34%). The most common foreign languages in Baton Rouge, LA are Spanish (5,860 speakers), Vietnamese (2,930 speakers), and Chinese (1,989 speakers), but compared to other places, Baton Rouge, LA has a relative high number of Vietnamese (2,930 speakers), French (1,793 speakers), and Arabic (652 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Baton Rouge, LA awarded 5,884 degrees. The student population of Baton Rouge, LA is skewed towards females, with 2,326 male students and 3,558 female students. Most students in Baton Rouge, LA are Black or African American (3,355 and 57%), followed by White (1,943 and 33%), Unknown (233 and 3.96%), and Hispanic or Latino (121 and 2.06%). The largest universities in Baton Rouge, LA by number of graduates are Baton Rouge Community College (1,303 and 22.1%), Capital Area Technical College (999 and 17%), and Southern University and A & M College (959 and 16.3%). The most popular majors in Baton Rouge, LA are General Studies (741 and 12.6%), Welding Technology (400 and 6.8%), and General Cosmetology (213 and 3.62%). The median tuition costs in Baton Rouge, LA are $10,387 for private four year colleges, and $4,973 and $4,973 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baton Rouge, LA is $156,400, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $154,000 to $156,400, a 1.56% increase. The homeownership rate of Baton Rouge, LA is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Baton Rouge, LA have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Baton Rouge, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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