Baker, Louisiana Population 2021

12,918
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Baker is a city located in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 12,918, it is the 25th largest city in Louisiana and the 2572nd largest city in the United States . Baker is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -7.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,895 in 2010. Baker reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Baker has a population density of 1,537 people per square mile.

The average household income in Baker is $75,073 with a poverty rate of 12.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $957 per month, and the median house value is $129,800. The median age in Baker is 34.8 years, 35.5 years for males, and 33.1 years for females.

Baker Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bakerwas:

  • Black or African American: 84.65%
  • White: 13.77%
  • Two or more races: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Asian: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.07%
The current population of Baker, Louisiana is 12,918 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,194.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,895.

Baker, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American11,37484.65%
White1,85013.77%
Two or More Races570.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander550.41%
Some Other Race510.38%
Asian400.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.07%
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Baker Population by Race

Baker Population Pyramid $2021

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Baker Median Age

34.8


Total

35.5


Male

33.1


Female

Baker Adults

There are 10,281 adults, (1,645 of whom are seniors) in Baker.

Baker Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Baker Sex Ratio

Female

7,116

52.96%

Male

6,321

47.04%

Baker Population by Age

Baker Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Baker Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female56.5%43.5%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
All67.4%32.6%
Male73.1%26.9%
Married83.9%16.1%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Baker Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6932.8367.4
Non Family1,5961.1858.1
Married1,5133.5683.9
Female1,1683.8856.5
Male4163.5273.1

3.63

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

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Baker Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1421.61%
9th to 12th Grade7618.63%
High School Graduate3,32837.74%
Some College2,31426.24%
Associates Degree7858.90%
Bachelors Degree1,03011.68%
Graduate Degree4595.20%
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Baker Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Baker Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black6,9536,3121,186
White1,6731,451269
Hispanic6231
Islander5555
Asian402016
2+ Races37378
Other Race3131
Native American101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Baker Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,808$36,460$26,489
Less Than 9th Grade$40,688$45,259$31,250
High School Graduate$30,966$34,554$25,788
Some College$28,125$32,370$22,556
Bachelors Degree$39,570$103,115$27,254
Graduate Degree$43,648$$43,240

$30,808

Average Earnings

$36,460

Average Male

$26,489

Average Female

Baker Earnings by Educational Attainment

Baker Language by Age

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Baker Language

98.43% of Baker residents speak only English, while 1.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.60% of the population.

Baker Language

Baker Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,3011,56613.86%
White1,7811377.69%
Asian40410.00%
Hispanic6534.62%
Other5135.88%

12.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.79%

Male Poverty Rate

15.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Baker

The race most likely to be in poverty in Baker is Black, with 13.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Baker is Hispanic, with 4.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.04%.

Baker Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.82%
High School14.09%
Some College5.00%
Bachelors or Greater4.70%

Baker Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed8.29%
Male Unemployed6.57%
Female Unemployed4.46%
Male Employed4.43%

Baker Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Baker Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,082$75,073
Families$60,753$86,846
Married Families$81,776-
Non Families$38,676$47,256
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Income by Household Type

Baker Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.3%

Male Marriage Rate

28.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Baker Married by Age and Sex

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Baker Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Baker Marital Status by Race

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Baker Marital Status

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588

Number of Veterans

534

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam195
First Gulf War114
Second Gulf War95
Korea57
World War II29

Baker Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+198
65 to 74156
35 to 54130
18 to 3459
55 to 6445

Baker Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black3153.80%
White25914.68%
2+ Races1429.79%
Hispanic1116.92%

Baker Veterans by Race

Baker Veterans by Education

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8.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Baker Veterans by Education

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71%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Baker Employment by Age

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Baker Employment by Race

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Baker Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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88.26%

Born in Baker

99.53%

Native Born

0.47%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.53% of Baker residents were born in the United States, with 88.26% having been born in Louisiana. 0.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Baker Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,918-138-1.06%
202013,056-138-1.05%
201913,194-138-1.04%
201813,332-131-0.97%
201713,463-130-0.96%
201613,593-36-0.26%
201513,629-85-0.62%
201413,714-52-0.38%
201313,766-29-0.21%
201213,795-30-0.22%
201113,825-35-0.25%
201013,860670.05%
200013,7935600.42%
199013,2333680.28%
198012,8654,5844.50%
19708,2813,4585.55%
19604,8234,72321.39%
19401000.00%

Baker Population by Year