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Baker, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Baker had a population of 14,060 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Baker: Cottonville.

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Baker, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,060
Population in Households 13,906
Population in Familes 11,860
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density1 1,696
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 5,003
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,597
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,280 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,722 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 422 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $122,652
Average Home Value $135,801


Median Household Income $37,742
Average Household Income $49,892
Per Capita Income $18,224
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.26%
Households 0.17% 0.24%
Families -0.04% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 73 85th
Diversity Index2 # 337 29th
Median Household Income # 266 44th
Per Capita Income # 372 22nd

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