Introduction to Baker, Louisiana

Baker, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge county, is 9 miles N of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center) and 76 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. The people of the city are in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Baker has a population of 13,793.

Baker History

Baker was named honoring Josephus Baker, who was a plantation owner. The city is in East Baton Rouge Parish which was founded in 1812. It is the hometown of Ossie Brown, who served as the district attorney of East Baton Rouge Parish from 1972 - 1984.

Baker and nearby Attractions

  • Baker Regional Shopping Center
  • Jefferson Park
  • Heritage Museum
  • Chamberland Park

Things To Do In Baker

Tourists in Baker love to visit the Jefferson Park, Baker Park, and Harding Park for the kind of facilities they offer. Heritage Museum also attracts large number of tourists. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Baker Regional Shopping Center, Furrs Shopping Center, and La Petite Shopping Center. The local churches include the Baker Presbyterian Church, Harding Street Baptist Church, and Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Baker Transportation

Air transportation is provided to the residents of the city by Acadiana Regional Airport.

Baker Higher Education

Southern University and A & M College, Nicholls State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette offer courses for higher studies.


Total Population 13,838
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,050
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 35.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.9%
Median Earnings25+ $27,165
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,262


Median Family Income $49,130
% Above Poverty Level 80%
% Below Poverty Level 20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $828
Median House Value $114,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73.1%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 3%

Baker Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County East Baton Rouge
Metro Area Baton Rouge
Standard Zip Codes 70714
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70704
Phone Area Codes 225
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.58
Longitude -91.14

Baker Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63 inches
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.4 inches
Station BRUSLY 2 W
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baton Rouge 229,353 $50,119
Brusly 2,603 $88,533
Denham Springs 10,148 $59,788
Port Allen 5,150 $41,919
Slaughter 1,159 $64,583
Zachary 15,579 $75,759
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Serves 651 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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