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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.

People

Total Population 13,800
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 6,071
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 34.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.1%
Median Earnings25+ $24,907
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,006
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,595

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,188
% Above Poverty Level 76.8%
% Below Poverty Level 23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $842
Median House Value $115,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 76.2%
US/American 0%
English 1.9%
Irish 3.1%

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

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

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 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
Station LSU BEN HUR FARM
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 229,186 $50,939
Brusly 2,653 $87,292
Denham Springs 10,126 $62,598
Port Allen 5,137 $52,774
Slaughter 1,297 $63,355
Zachary 15,868 $78,386

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

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BAKER HIGH SCHOOL
3200 GROOM ROAD
225-775-1259
Serves 651 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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