- Baker, Louisiana
name = City of Baker
category = City
country = United States
state = Louisiana
region = East Baton Rouge
region_type = Parish
area_imperial = 7.9
area_land_imperial = 7.9
area_water_imperial = 0.0
area_water_percentage = auto
area_percentage_round = 2
area_round = 1
lat_d = 30
lat_m = 35
lat_s = 08
lat_NS = N
long_d = 91
long_m = 09
long_s = 26
long_EW = W
elevation_imperial = 79
elevation_round = 1
population_as_of = 2000
population = 13793
population_density_imperial = 1474.3
population_density_round = 1
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
area_code = 225
map_caption = Location of Baker in Louisiana
map_locator = Louisiana
map1 = Map of USA LA.svg
map1_caption = Location of Louisiana in the United States
website = http://www.cityofbakerla.net
Ossie Brown, who served as East Baton Rouge Parish district attorneyfrom 1972— 1984, grew up in Baker and graduated from Baker High School. While a student there, he composed the Baker High " alma mater" [http://www.legacy.com/theadvocate/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=116574977]
Baker is located at coor dms|30|35|8|N|91|9|26|W|city (30.585637, -91.157096)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.9 square miles (20.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,793 people, 4,971 households, and 3,782 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,747.3 people per square mile (675.0/km²). There were 5,389 housing units at an average density of 682.7/sq mi (263.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.97% White, 52.36% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.
There were 4,971 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 21.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the city the population was spread out with 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 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,151, and the median income for a family was $38,621. Males had a median income of $31,791 versus $22,177 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,920. About 13.4% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.
Baker did see an influx of New Orleans residents during the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina but as of January 2007 only about 1,000 to 2,000 displaced families remain in Baker and most reside in temporary housing in the form of
Federal Emergency Management Agencyprovided trailers, as stated above most displaced residents plan on returning to New Orleans or at least leaving Baton Rouge so the long term impact of Hurricane Katrina on Baton Rouge and surrounding areas is expected to be minimal.
Baker has one sister city:
Residents of the City of Baker are zoned to the
City of Baker School System.
Unincorporated areas with Baker addresses are within the
East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools.
Baker is home to the 926th MAC (mobility augmentation company) which is part of the 769th Engineer
Battalion(combat) headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. These units belong to the 225th Engineer Brigadewhich is headquartered at Pineville, Louisianaon Camp Beauregard.
* [http://www.cityofbakerla.net/ City of Baker]
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