Baton Rouge, LA 70817 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 70817: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Parish: East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.385, Longitude -90.996
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 729
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 14,483
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,342
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,141

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Baton Rouge, LA 70817 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 34,472
Population in Households 34,364
Population in Familes 28,993
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density1 1,349
Diversity Index2 44


Median Household Income $85,564
Average Household Income $104,465
Per Capita Income $40,806


Total Housing Units 13,825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,741 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,687 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 397 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $240,236
Average Home Value $268,343


Total Households 13,428
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 9,521
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.9% 0.77%
Households 0.92% 0.78%
Families 0.66% 0.6%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.28%

Baton Rouge, LA 70817 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 70817 to the other 496 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 30 94th
Population Density # 60 88th
Diversity Index # 268 45th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 12 98th

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