Baker is a small city in East Baton Rouge Church, Louisiana, United States, and also a part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the fourth-largest city in East Baton Rouge Parish. The populace was 13,895 since the 2010 census, a boost of 102 persons from the 2000 inventory of 13,793.
Baker was named in 1888 for a very early inhabitant.
Baker is located north of the center of East Baton Rouge Parish at 30 ° 35 ′ 8 ″ N 91 ° 9 ′ 26 ″ W (30.585637, -91.157096 ). It is bordered to the north by Zachary as well as to the south by Baton Rouge. According to the USA Demographics Bureau, Baker has a complete area of 8.3 square miles (21.5 km2), all land.
Louisiana Highway 19 runs through the center of Baker, leading north 4 miles (6 kilometres) to the facility of Zachary as well as southern 5 miles (8 kilometres) to U.S. Course 61 in the north part of Baton Rouge. Midtown Baton Rouge is 11 miles (18 kilometres) south of Baker. Louisiana Highway 67 goes through the eastern part of Baker, leading north 22 miles (35 kilometres) to Clinton and also southern 9 miles (14 kilometres) into the facility of Baton Rouge.
Since the demographics of 2000, there were 13,793 people, 4,971 households, and 3,782 family members residing in the city. The population density was 1,747.3 individuals per square mile (675.0/ km2). There were 5,389 housing units at an average thickness of 682.7 per square mile (263.7/ km2). The racial makeup of the city was 45.97% White, 52.36% African American, 0.28% Indigenous American, 0.22% Eastern, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from various other races, and also 0.99% from two or even more races. Hispanic or Latino individuals of any type of race were 0.86% of the population.
There were 4,971 homes out of which 39.5% had youngsters under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married pairs cohabiting, 21.4% had a women householder with no other half existing, as well as 23.9% were non-families. 20.6% of all families were composed of individuals as well as 6.7% had someone living alone that was 65 years of age or older. The typical family size was 2.75 and the ordinary family size was 3.18.
In the city, the populace was 29.8% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and also 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The typical age was 32 years. For every 100 women, there were 84.6 men. For every single 100 ladies age 18 as well as over, there were 80.0 men. The median revenue for a house in the city was $35,151, and also the mean revenue for a family was $38,621. Males had an average earnings of $31,791 versus $22,177 for ladies. The per capita income for the city was $14,920. Concerning 13.4% of families and also 15.5% of the population were listed below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.
Baker, LA got an increase of New Orleans homeowners during the instant aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Renaissance Town (developed by the Federal Emergency Administration Agency) was the home to more than 3,000 evacuees, of whom more than 500 were school-age children. The big bulk of the residents originated from the poorest parts of New Orleans.