Baton Rouge, LA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 97,288 housing units in Baton Rouge. This represents a 0.2% growth from 97,115 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 97,227 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 61 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Baton Rouge is about 52.4%. Baton Rouge's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 8.6%. Average household size is 2.42 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Baton Rouge were built after 1969.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.60%
One Bedroom17.90%
Two Bedrooms30.90%
Three Bedrooms34.80%
Four Bedrooms12.20%
Five Bedrooms or more1.60%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.62
Median year structure was built1965
Median Value of occupied units$94,700
Median Price asked for vacant units$62,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.21
Median year structure was built1973
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$380

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage6.50%
Home Equity Loan4.90%
Simple Mortgage51%
Debt Free37.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs15.6%