Baker, Louisiana Population 2024

11,874

Baker is a city located in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana. Baker has a 2024 population of 11,874. Baker is currently declining at a rate of -1.24% annually and its population has decreased by -4.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,439 in 2020.

The average household income in Baker is $71,790 with a poverty rate of 18.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Baker is 32.8 years, 34.2 years for males, and 31.6 years for females.

Baker Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Baker was:

  • Black or African American: 87.38%
  • White: 11.27%
  • Two or more races: 1.08%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Asian: 0.03%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,412.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.54% (-565)
The current population of Baker, Louisiana is 11,874 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,439.

Baker, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American10,89087.38%
White1,40511.27%
Two or more races1351.08%
Other race260.21%
Asian40.03%
Native American30.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Baker Population by Race

Baker Population Pyramid 2024

Baker Median Age

32.8

Total

34.2

Male

31.6

Female

Baker Adults

There are 9,176 adults, (1,458 of whom are seniors) in Baker.

Baker Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Baker Sex Ratio

Female6,68653.65%
Male5,77746.35%

Baker Population by Age

Baker Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,2272.9272.227.8
Married1,3553.4489.710.3
Female1,2524.135644
Non Family1,1671.268.731.3
Male4532.4473.526.5
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3.5

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Baker Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Baker Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Baker Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Baker Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,253

Average Earnings

$43,293

Average Male

$31,884

Average Female

Baker Earnings by Educational Attainment

Baker Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Baker Language

99.54% of Baker residents speak only English, while 0.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.14% of the population.

Baker Language

Baker Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black10,8402,20320.32%
White1,342856.33%
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18.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.59%

Male Poverty Rate

22.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Baker

The race most likely to be in poverty in Baker is Black, with 20.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Baker is White, with 6.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.5%.

Baker Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School22.51%
Less Than 9th Grade14.29%
Some College5.15%
Bachelors or Greater0.35%
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Baker Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40.34%
Male Unemployed37.04%
Female Employed11.99%
Male Employed2.77%
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Baker Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Baker Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Baker Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Baker Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Baker Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

449

Number of Veterans

403

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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Baker Veterans by War

count

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Baker Veterans by Age

count

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Baker Veterans by Race

Baker Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Baker Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

12.6%

Unemployment Rate

Baker Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Baker Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Baker Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.39%

Born in Baker

99.78%

Native Born

0.22%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.78% of Baker residents were born in the United States, with 87.39% having been born in Louisiana. 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,129-149-1.32%
202811,278-149-1.3%
202711,427-149-1.29%
202611,576-149-1.27%
202511,725-149-1.25%
202411,874-149-1.24%
202312,023-149-1.22%
202212,172-149-1.21%
202112,321-118-0.95%
202012,439-677-5.16%
201913,116-110-0.83%
201813,226-115-0.86%
201713,341-123-0.91%
201613,464-28-0.21%
201513,492-80-0.59%
201413,572-44-0.32%
201313,616-25-0.18%
201213,641-23-0.17%
201113,664-33-0.24%
201013,697-96-0.7%
200013,7935604.23%
199013,2333682.86%
198012,8654,58455.36%
19708,2813,45871.7%
19604,8234,7234723%
1940100
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Baker Population by Year