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Baker, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Baker is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Baker.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in East Baton Rouge Parish at latitude 30.5882 and longitude -91.1682. East Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Baker (see map) encompass a land area of 8.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Baker: Cottonville.

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Baker, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baker to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 93rd
Population Density1 # 71 85th
Diversity Index2 # 320 33rd
Median Household Income # 236 50th
Per Capita Income # 316 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Baker, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 14,038
Population in Households 13,885
Population in Familes 11,859
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density1 1,692
Diversity Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,032
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 3,631
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,385 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,647 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 403 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $129,184
Average Home Value $142,304
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,065
Average Household Income $51,617
Per Capita Income $18,743
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.24% 0.36%
Households 0.39% 0.39%
Families 0.17% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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