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Baker is in East Baton Rouge Parish, in the Baton Rouge metro area.

The community was named for Josephus Baker, plantation owner

The latitude of Baker is 30.588N. The longitude is -91.168W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,552.


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Median household income
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$35,151
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Baker demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 57. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Heritage Museum & Cultural Center

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3% of Baker residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Baker ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Baker was $14,920, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Baker residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Baker, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $390.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $696.


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East Baton Rouge Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Baker political report.

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The average commute time for Baker workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Baker between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Baker include Holiday Inn Express Hotels.

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