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Overview

Introduction to Zachary, Louisiana

Zachary, Louisiana is 14 miles N of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and 79 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in East Baton Rouge county. The city is part of the Baton Rouge metro area.

Zachary History

Zachary was named after a farmer who owned the land in the area. The city was incorporated in 1889. The first post office of the city was established in 1885. The city is in East Baton Rouge Parish, which was founded in 1812.

Zachary and nearby Attractions

  • Lion Park
  • Beaver Creek Golf Course
  • Baton Rouge Zoo
  • Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Things To Do In Zachary

Residents of Zachary love to visit the Lion Park, which comes with a number of recreational facilities. The Beaver Creek Golf Course is popular among local golfers. Tourists can also visit the Louisiana Art and Science Museum as well as the Baton Rouge Zoo. The city also organizes the Z-Fest every May.

Zachary Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International is the nearest major airport.

Zachary Higher Education

Institutes offering higher education to the residents of Zachary include Southern University and A&M College, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Nicholls State University.

People

Total Population 15,868
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,145
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 51%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.5%
Median Earnings25+ $42,531
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $8,487
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,028

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,386
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.1%
Median Gross Rent $985
Median House Value $204,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Zachary Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles N of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County East Baton Rouge
Metro Area Baton Rouge
Standard Zip Codes 70791
Phone Area Codes 225
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.65
Longitude -91.13

Zachary Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BATON ROUGE RYAN AP
Distance 8.2 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
Station CLINTON 5 SE
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 63.1 inches
Station BRUSLY 2 W
Distance 20.2 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
Baker 13,800 $47,188
Baton Rouge 229,186 $50,939
Denham Springs 10,126 $62,598
Jackson 3,794 $50,405
Port Allen 5,137 $52,774
Slaughter 1,297 $63,355

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Zachary Hospitals

LANE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
6300 MAIN STREET
(225) 658-4303
Emergency Service: Yes

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Zachary High Schools

ZACHARY HIGH SCHOOL
4100 BRONCO LANE
225-654-2776
Serves 997 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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