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About Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, LA is located in East Baton Rouge County in the state of Louisiana.
The total City Population for Baton Rouge is about 225,539 with about 994 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 610,751.
The Average Home Value is $191,360, which is roughly 34% higher than the Average Home Value of $125,814 for the state of Louisiana, and roughly 1% higher than the National Average of $188,692.
The Median Income Per Household is about $46,282, which is roughly 4% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $44,453 for the state of Louisiana, and roughly 20% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.
Demographic DetailsAverage # of People Per Household: 1.00
Male Population Estimate: 47.6%
Female Population Estimate: 52.4%
Median Age: 32.1
Male Median Age: 11.2
Female Median Age: 12.1
Racial Demographic Estimates
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NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Baton Rouge specifically.
Average # of Homicides for East Baton Rouge County: About 19.8886 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Average # of Violent Crimes for East Baton Rouge County: About 583.48 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
East Baton Rouge County is about 80% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 51% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
The Unemployment Rate for Baton Rouge is about 9.4%.
Louisiana is ranked #42 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 24.35 out of 100.
Wage PoliciesOverall Wage Policy Score: 8.8
The average living wage for the state of Louisiana is $32.16/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Louisiana a minimum wage score of 3.6 compared to all other states.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Louisiana a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.
The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Louisiana is $182.09, resulting in a UI benefit score of 25.32 compared to all other states.
Worker Protection PoliciesOverall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Louisiana does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
✓ Louisiana does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
✓ Louisiana does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Louisiana does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Louisiana does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Louisiana does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Louisiana does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Louisiana does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Louisiana does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Louisiana does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
✓ Louisiana does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
✓ Louisiana does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Louisiana does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.
Right To Organize PoliciesOverall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Louisiana does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
✓ Louisiana does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
✓ Louisiana does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
✓ Louisiana does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Louisiana does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
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Additional Location DetailsZip Code(s): 70801, 70802, 70803, 70804, 70805, 70806, 70807, 70808, 70809, 70812, 70813, 70814, 70815, 70816, 70819, 70820, 70821, 70822, 70823, 70825, 70827, 70831, 70833, 70835, 70836, 70873, 70874, 70891, 70892, 70893, 70894, 70895, 70898 (33 Total Zip Codes)
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Average Elevation: 43.6 ft.
Area Code(s): 225