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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,754
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+6,360
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married34.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,441
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,336
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,692

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,088
% Above Poverty Level77.3%
% Below Poverty Level22.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$853
Median House Value$120,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77.2%
Irish3%
French Except Basque2.7%
German2.1%
English1.4%
Scottish0.8%
Italian0.7%
Dutch0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
African0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Baker Almanac

CategoryValue
County East Baton Rouge Parish
Standard Zip Codes70714
P.O. Box Zip Codes70704
Phone Area Codes225
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.58
Approximate Longitude-91.15

Baker Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBATON ROUGE RYAN AP
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip63 inches
StationLSU BEN HUR FARM
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip61.4 inches
StationBRUSLY 2 W
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baton Rouge228,694$51,911
Brusly2,675$101,667
Denham Springs10,278$62,905
Port Allen5,123$52,580
Slaughter1,322$60,000
Zachary16,154$82,174

Baker Public Schools

Advantage Charter Academy
14740 Plank Road
ZIP: 70714
(225) 774-3111
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Baker Heights Elementary School
3750 Harding Street
ZIP: 70714
(225) 775-1496
Primary
Total Enrollment 281
Baker High School
3200 Groom Road
ZIP: 70714
(225) 775-1259
High
Total Enrollment 482
Baker Middle School
5903 Groom Road
ZIP: 70714
(225) 775-9750
Middle
Total Enrollment 269
Bakerfield Elementary School
2550 South Street
ZIP: 70714
(225) 775-0550
Primary
Total Enrollment 166
Impact Charter Elementary
4815 Lavey Lane
ZIP: 70714
(225) 281-0765
Primary
Total Enrollment 149
Park Ridge Academic Magnet School
5905 Groom Road
ZIP: 70714
(225) 775-5924
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
White Hills Elementary School
5300 Bentley Drive
ZIP: 70714
(225) 775-5891
Primary
Total Enrollment 174

Baker Private Schools

Bethany Christian School
13855 Plank Rd
ZIP: 70714
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 178
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