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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,154
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+7,313
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.3%
Median Earnings25+$43,721
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,539

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,174
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone19.3%
Median Gross Rent$982
Median House Value$206,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.7%
French Except Basque11.1%
English9.8%
German7.3%
Irish6.7%
Italian4.9%
Canadian1.3%
African0.7%
Scottish0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Polish0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Nigerian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Zachary Almanac

CategoryValue
County East Baton Rouge Parish
Standard Zip Codes70791
Phone Area Codes225
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.66
Approximate Longitude-91.15

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)

StationBATON ROUGE RYAN AP
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip63 inches
StationCLINTON 5 SE
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip63.1 inches
StationBRUSLY 2 W
Distance20.2 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
Baker13,754$50,088
Baton Rouge228,694$51,911
Denham Springs10,278$62,905
Jackson3,795$46,250
Port Allen5,123$52,580
Slaughter1,322$60,000

Zachary Hospitals

Lane Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
6300 Main St
(225) 658-4000

Zachary Public Schools

Copper Mill Elementary/middle School
1300 Independence Blvd.
ZIP: 70791
(225) 658-1288
Middle
Total Enrollment 810
Northwestern Elementary School
4200 Rollins Road
ZIP: 70791
(225) 654-2786
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Northwestern Middle School
5200 East Central Avenue
ZIP: 70791
(225) 654-9201
Middle
Total Enrollment 826
Rollins Place Elementary
4488 Rollins Road
ZIP: 70791
(225) 658-1940
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Zachary Early Learning Center
4400 Rollins Road Extension
ZIP: 70791
(225) 654-6011
Primary
Total Enrollment 184
Zachary Elementary School
3775 Hemlock Street
ZIP: 70791
(225) 654-4036
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Zachary High School
4100 Bronco Lane
ZIP: 70791
(225) 654-2776
High
Total Enrollment 1577

Zachary Private Schools

Galilee Baptist Academy
11050 Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Rd
ZIP: 70791
Elementary
Total Enrollment 126
Trinity Christian Academy
4325 Church St
ZIP: 70791
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Zachary Christian Academy
20810 Plank Rd
ZIP: 70791
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 123
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