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Baker, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Baker had a population of 13,922 as of July 1, 2017. Baker ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Baker is located at latitude 30.5833 and longitude -91.1578 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Baker (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. East Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Baker (GNIS ID: 2403147) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Baker is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baker population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Baker: Cottonville.

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Baker, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,922
Daytime Population: Workers 3,542
Daytime Population: Residents 7,607
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,149
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 13,768
Population in Familes 11,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density2 1,680
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $39,358
Average Household Income $51,607
Per Capita Income $18,854


Total Housing Units 5,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,265 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,696 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 434 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $128,970
Average Home Value $140,917


Total Households 4,961
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,557
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% 0.14%
Households 0.03% 0.14%
Families -0.18% -0.01%
Median Household Income   -0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Baker, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baker to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 76 84th
Diversity Index # 340 28th
Median Household Income # 246 48th
Per Capita Income # 368 23rd

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