Baton Rouge employment information

IndexBaton RougeLouisianaNational
Income per capita$23,990$24,775$28,555
Median household income$38,790$44,991$53,482
Median income owner occupied$58,392$57,681$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,006$26,583$33,219
Median earnings male$26,005$37,322$36,116
Median earnings female$20,221$22,260$25,692
Unemployment rate6.4%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level25.5%19.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Baton Rouge is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Baton Rouge is 27% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Baton Rouge is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Baton Rouge is 63% higher than the national average.

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Baton Rouge median earnings by income bracket

Baton Rouge employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.4%1.0%
Manufacturing sector8.5%0.6%
Financial & insurance services2.8%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services13.5%15.0%
Public administration4.5%6.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.7%1.5%
Education, health & social services15.8%36.8%
Other33.6%31.4%

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Oak Hills Place, LA8,568$80,53051%
Brusly, LA2,603$72,43135%
Baton Rouge, LA229,353$38,79027%

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Irvine, CA229,850$91,99972%
Chesapeake, VA228,168$70,17631%
Reno, NV231,103$46,48913%
Glendale, AZ231,978$46,85512%
Garland, TX232,305$51,9973%
Baton Rouge, LA229,353$38,79027%
Source: The Baton Rouge, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.