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Population (year 2000): 13,793. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,250 (-3.9% change)
Males: 6,322 (45.8%), Females: 7,471 (54.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $35,151 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Baker:

  • Black (52.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (45.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (8.1%), French (6.5%), Irish (5.5%), English (5.0%), German (2.6%), French Canadian (2.0%).

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Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 7.9 square miles

Baker,

For population 25 years and over in Baker

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Baker city

  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-0.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (8.9 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (295.9 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (3.4 miles Brownfields, LA (4.8 miles Zachary, LA (6.3 miles Merrydale, Rouge, LA Baton (8.9 miles LA (9.1 miles Slaughter, Allen, LA (9.8 miles Port LA (9.9 miles Monticello, LA (13.1 miles Westminster,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 23 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $69,100
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $104,600

Latitude: 30.59 N, Longitude: 91.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 225


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Retail trade (14.6%), Manufacturing (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,764 (-20.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 911 (15.5%)


 

Crime in Baker by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0
    per 100,000 7.3 7.3 0.0
Rapes 5 3 3
    per 100,000 36.3 21.8 21.8
Robberies 11 12 17
    per 100,000 79.8 87.0 123.3
Assaults 31 41 37
    per 100,000 224.8 297.3 268.3
Burglaries 116 113 154
    per 100,000 841.0 819.3 1116.5
Thefts 536 508 468
    per 100,000 3886.0 3683.0 3393.0
Auto thefts 29 41 39
    per 100,000 210.3 297.3 282.8
321.8 329.9 335.8


Average climate in Baker, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Baker,

Baker-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the Baker city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/16/1971, a category 3 tornado 6.5 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Baker:
  • LANE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; ZACHARY, LA)
  • COMMUNITY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF B (about 7 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA)
  • EARL K LONG MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Baker:
  • BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN, RYAN FIELD (about 6 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; ID: BTR)
  • ACADIANA REGIONAL (about 63 miles; NEW IBERIA, LA; ID: ARA)
  • LAFAYETTE REGIONAL (about 63 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; ID: LFT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Baker:
  • FALSE RIVER RGNL (about 24 miles; NEW ROADS, LA; ID: HZR)
  • LOUISIANA REGIONAL (about 33 miles; GONZALES, LA; ID: L38)
  • PETE ANTIE MUNI (about 41 miles; MELVILLE, LA; ID: 7L9)

Amtrak station near Baker:
  • 10 miles: BATON ROUGE (1253 FLORIDA ST.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 6 $12,262 $24,524 3 $2,476
Financial Administration 4 $10,520 $31,560 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $21,528 $28,704 1 $1,084
Gas Supply 7 $14,702 $25,203 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 10 $17,508 $21,009 2 $552
Police Protection - Officers 33 $70,282 $25,557 0 $0
Police - Other 0 $0   7 $2,942
Firefighters 18 $48,278 $32,185 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,374 $28,488 0 $0
Streets and Highways 20 $33,806 $20,283 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $8,478 $20,347 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $16,470 $21,960 2 $842
Water Supply 6 $11,570 $23,140 0 $0
Totals for Government 128 $267,778 $25,104 15 $7,896


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Baker:
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A & M COLLEGE (about 6 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 8,399)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & AG & MECH & HEBERT LAWS CTR (about 13 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 28,696)
  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; HAMMOND, LA; FT enrollment: 12,549)
  • NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; THIBODAUX, LA; FT enrollment: 6,244)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 68 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; FT enrollment: 13,673)
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 84 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 10,230)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS (about 84 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 4,399)
Public high school in Baker:
  • BAKER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 651; Location: 3200 GROOM ROAD; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Baker:
  • CENTRAL PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 615; Location: 12801 CENTERRA CT; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 473; Location: 13855 PLANK RD; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Baker:
  • BAKER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 505; Location: 5903 GROOM ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BAKERFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 393; Location: 2550 SOUTH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BAKER HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 367; Location: 3750 HARDING STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WHITE HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 5300 BENTLEY DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PARK RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 5905 GROOM ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)

Notable location: Heritage Museum (A).

Shopping Centers: La Petite Shopping Center (1), Baker Plaza Shopping Center (2), Baker Regional Shopping Center (3), Furrs Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Baker include: Baker Presbyterian Church (A), Harding Street Baptist Church (B), Saint Isidore Catholic Church (C), First United Methodist Church of Baker (D), Northside Church (E), Mount Vernon Church Number 2 (F), Redeemer Lutheran Church (G), Sweet Home Church (H).

Cemetery: Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery (1).

Parks in Baker include: Harding Park (1), Jefferson Park (2), Tristian Park (3), Myrtle Park (4), Baker Park (5), Chamberland Park (6).

Post office: (A).  


Baker compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Baker:
  • WNDC (910 AM; 1 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CHURCH POINT MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPFC (1550 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: VICTORY & POWER MINISTRIES,INC.)
  • WIBR (1300 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXOK (1460 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYNK (1380 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGLH (960 AM; 1 kW; LA FOLLETTE, TN; Owner: LAFOLLETTE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Baker:
  • KQXL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW ROADS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNH (107.3 FM; BAKER, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING CO. OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKF (89.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WNXX (104.5 FM; JACKSON, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WBRH (90.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • KRVE (96.1 FM; BRUSLY, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQCK (92.7 FM; CLINTON, LA; Owner: BETHANY WORLD PRAYER CENTER, INC.)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WJFM (88.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KLSU (91.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPAE (91.5 FM; ERWINVILLE, LA; Owner: PORT ALLEN EDUC B/C FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Baker:
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WBXH-CA (Channel 46; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KZUP-CA (Channel 19; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBRL-CA (Channel 21; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • KBTR-CA (Channel 65; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GREAT OAKS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLPB-TV (Channel 27; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K07WE (Channel 7; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPBN-LP (Channel 11; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PELICAN BROADCASTING NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K13VE (Channel 13; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • WLFT-CA (Channel 52; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: BETHANY WORLD PRAYER CENTER, INC.)

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