Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to medical facilities is a significant factor in determining the most suitable community for you or your loved one. In total, there are 10 hospitals located in Baton Rouge which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Baton Rouge include Womans Hospital, Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge, and Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is determined by the community in which it is located. The cost of living index for Baton Rouge is around 99.5 based on the national average of 100, where anything under 100 is cheaper than the national average. Baton Rouge has a grocery price index of about 92.9. The median home value in Baton Rouge is $161,016 and the median cost for rent is $829 per month a month. The rent burden for Baton Rouge is around 15.6% of the average person's monthly income.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Weather, especially humidity and air quality, can be a big factor in selecting which location is the right fit for your loved one. Monthly, Baton Rouge measures around 5 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically occurs in December with an average of 9 inches during the month. Baton Rouge receives on average 0.10 inches of snow. Baton Rouge has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Baton Rouge is about 51.2. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index rating reaches its maximum score in the month of December at about 69.6. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. During the summertime, Baton Rouge is approximately 83°F. The summer high temperature is at roughly 93°F in August. The lowest summer temperature is approximately 72°F during the month of June. During winter, the temperature sinks to about 55°F. The high winter temperature is roughly 66°F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is roughly 44 °F in the month of January. On average, Baton Rouge has a humidity level of around 74%. The average humidity levels reach their peak in the month of July at roughly 77%.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Baton Rouge, 6.8% are widows, 12.8% do not have health insurance, 63.5% participate in the labor force, and 16.1% have some form of disability. Racially, the population of Baton Rouge is 0.3% Native American, 1.3% mixed race, 3.4% Hispanic, 38.6% white, 3.6% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 54.8% black, and 1.3% other or not specified. Of the population of Baton Rouge 13.3% have a graduate degree, 27.8% have a high-school diploma, and 32.3% have a college degree. In terms of crime, Baton Rouge has 10.4 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 58.2 property crimes per 1000 residents. Baton Rouge has a population density of 1,006 people per square mile. The current population of Baton Rouge is shrinking at a rate of -0.010%. Out of the total city population, 52.5% are female and 47.5% are male. In Baton Rouge, 24.4% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.3% are over the age of 60, 5.2% are over the age of 70, and 3.5% are over the age of 80. The median age of Baton Rouge is 31 years old. In Baton Rouge, 5.6% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Baton Rouge is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In the previous presidential election, 43.1% voted Republican, 52.3% voted Democrat, and 4.6% voted for a third party candidate in East Baton Rouge county. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Baton Rouge 22.6% practice Catholicism, 20.0% are Baptists, and 14.0% practice another Chrisitan faith. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Baton Rouge, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 0.6% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.4% practice Islam. In Baton Rouge, 31.9% are nonbelievers.
An overview of Louisiana
Out of a national average of 100, Louisiana has a cost of living index rating of 94, a grocery index rating of 100, and a housing index rating of 87. There are 158 general hospitals and 178 health centers that provide care for 4,649,163 Louisiana residents. Mercy Regional Medical Center, Park Place Surgical Hospital, and Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Based on natural beauty, Louisiana ranks 50th in the nation. Overall, Louisiana ranks 50th in quality of life and 45th in healthcare compared to other US states.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 38% of Louisiana residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 46% of Louisiana's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,841 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-27%, Mainline Protestant-8%, and Historically Black Protestant-22%. In Louisiana there are 421 masonic lodges. The state of Louisiana ranks 23rd in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 8.58 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Louisiana is around 4.95 inches. The average air quality index rating in Louisiana is 37.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 48.3 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 78%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 81°F. The average high summer temperature is around 94°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Louisiana drops to around 51°F. The average high winter temperature is around 67°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 31°F in the month of January. While residents of Louisiana mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Louisiana can include hurricanes and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Louisiana
The state of Louisiana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of gulf coast yucca, hybrid louisiana iris, louisiana phlox, and bald cypress. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mink, the waterfowl, the civet cats, or the bears.