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Average rent in Baton Rouge, LA

$1,185/mo Baton Rouge, LA average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Baton Rouge, LA is $1,185.

    Baton Rouge, LA apartment rent ranges

    About 43% of apartment rents in Baton Rouge, LA range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 12% of apartments. Around 37% of Baton Rouge’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 4% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

    Baton Rouge, LA rent trends

    Getting around in Baton Rouge, LA

    81 /100
    Very Walkable
    50 /100
    Walk Score®: 81, Bike Score®: 50

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Baton Rouge, LA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Baton Rouge, LA were last updated on 21 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Baton Rouge, LA?

    The best apartments in Baton Rouge, LA are: 200 Water Street Apartments, One Eleven, 525 Lafayette, DAWSON PARK APARTMENTS and Goodwood.

    What is the average rent in Baton Rouge, LA?

    The average rent in Baton Rouge, LA is $1,185. Start your search for apartments in Baton Rouge, LA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Baton Rouge, LA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Baton Rouge, LA is between $699 and $2,500. View all studio apartments in Baton Rouge, LA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge, LA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge, LA is between $500 and $2,527. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Baton Rouge, LA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge, LA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge, LA is between $725 and $2,975. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge, LA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge, LA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge, LA is between $670 and $2,867. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Baton Rouge, LA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Baton Rouge, LA?

    In Baton Rouge 51% of the housing is rented out compared to 49% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 18% of Baton Rouge’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 52% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 29% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Baton Rouge, LA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Baton Rouge are about 36 years old, on average. Of these, 30% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 95% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 5% are mid-rises, and 0.6% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Baton Rouge, LA?

    Rental apartments in Baton Rouge come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 3% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 36% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 43% of all rentals in Baton Rouge. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Renter's guide to Baton Rouge, LA

    Although New Orleans may be the Louisiana city to steal all the glory, Baton Rouge – the state capital – is a vibrant, beautiful city with a rich cultural heritage to boot. Baton Rouge is the second largest city in the State, smaller than New Orleans but four times the size of Monroe LA. It serves as the state’s political center as well as a hub for research, medicine, industrial and petrochemical engineering, and even entertainment.

    Ranked as the 7th best city for first time homeowners, Baton Rouge also claimed a spot in Portfolio Magazine’s 2010 ranking of “Top 10 Places for Young Adults”. It was also named as one of the top 20 cities in the continent for economic and employment strength.

    Baton Rouge is only 3 hours and 20 minutes south of Monroe, LA and about 1 hour and 20 minutes (via I-10) from New Orleans.

    Baton Rouge’s extensive historical, economic, and cultural significance stems from its residents’ heritage, many of them descending from several African and European nations.

    Baton Rouge weather is usually beautiful, with annual high temperatures of 78.9°F in the summer and annual lows of around 57.8°F during the winter. Additionally, its location on the Istrouma Bluff in the Mississippi River Delta protects the city and its inhabitants from seasonal coastal flooding.

    Tips for renting in Baton Rouge, LA

    Landlord-tenant laws can vary from county to county. There are no laws as to a maximum or minimum security deposit, though one-month rent is the norm. Regulations change frequently. Your deposit is supposed to be returned within a month. However, if the landlord violates this provision, you must prove you attempted to have it returned within a reasonable amount of time. Evictions by State Law can occur typically within five days after the lease ends, but the lease can specify a different period.

    Consider obtaining Louisiana Renters Insurance to protect yourself when renting a place in Baton Rouge.

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    Baton Rouge, LA demographics

    Baton Rouge, LA has a population of 225,539 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 118,135 of Baton Rouge’s residents are women and 107,404 are men. The median age of those who live in Baton Rouge, LA is 32.1.

    Living in Baton Rouge, LA

    If you’re searching for a city whose sense of history permeates the very air you breathe, Baton Rouge is the city for you. As a sort of melting pot of a varied number of cultures and ethnic groups around South Louisiana, the state capital is home to a diverse array of people of Creole, Catholic, and Cajun descent, as well as Baptists.

    Downtown Baton Rouge is also home to a lively arts and performing arts scene and multiple designated cultural and arts districts such as the Perkins Road Arts District and the Mid-City Cultural District, which offer tax exemption incentives in order to draw in and support more cultural and artistic activity in the city.

    The city provides a wealth of relatively affordable entertainment options, so you needn’t worry if you don’t earn a six-figure salary! Unfortunately, traffic in the city is a relative constant, so be prepared to spend lots of time behind the steering wheel if a car or taxi is your transportation of choice.

    Baton Rouge, LA households

    • 46,135 Family
      39,482 Non-family
    • 21,511 Children
      64,106 No Children
    • 85,617Total Number of Households
    • 2.54Average People Per Household
    • $46,282Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 85,617 households in Baton Rouge, LA. 46,135 are family households and 39,482 are non-family households. There are 21,511 households with children in Baton Rouge and 64,106 households without children. On average, about 2.54 people live in a household in Baton Rouge, LA.

    Things to do in Baton Rouge, LA

    There are lots to see (and eat) in the city! The bookworm in you can take advantage of any of the 14 local libraries. The city’s main library – located in Goodwood – even contains city and state historical archives to pore through. Each year, some of the things to do in downtown Baton Rouge include attending events such as the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parades, the Bayou Country Superfest, the Wearin’ of the Green St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and more.

    Things to do

    Even the most casual of sports fans can’t help but be swept up in the city’s spirited, fierce love of the LSU Tigers. During football season, Tiger Stadium is home to more than 90,000 LSU Tigers fans. There are lots of hotels near Tiger Stadium also. For the less sports-inclined, the BREC Independence Community Park accommodates over 90 acres of family fun options, including a botanical garden and a place for the children and pets to play.

    You can even gamble at night at one of the city’s several casinos – such as the enormous 1500-slot-machine monster L’Auberge, or test your palate with some Cajun food in Baton Rouge restaurants; local favorites include Burgersmith’s filet burgers, garlic fries, and turkey sliders.

    Things to do

    Baton Rouge, LA employment & economy

    Petrochemical manufacturing and production are the city’s biggest industries. ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Refinery is the fourth largest in the United States and the tenth largest in the world. Furthermore, LSU and the State Government serve as two of the biggest employers.

    Education in Baton Rouge, LA

    Baton Rouge is a vibrant college city, home to Louisiana State University, Southern University, Our Lady of the Lake College, and Baton Rouge Community College.

    Students make up for approximately a fifth of the city’s population; many graduates go on to live and work in the area, leading to a thriving and affordable social scene for young professionals and millennials.

    Baton Rouge, LA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Baton Rouge, LA is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 38% completed some high school, 21% partially completed college, 4% have an Associate Degree, 20% have a Bachelor Degree, and 13% have a Graduate Degree.

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