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City Summary - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and is the second largest city in the state with a population of 229,553. The median household income is $30,368, while the median home value is $94,700.

The petrochemical industry remains the dominant force economically. In fact, ExxonMobile’s Baton Rouge oil refinery is the second largest refinery in the United States. Other major employers include Dow Chemical Company, Shaw Construction, and NanYa Technology Corp.

Although Baton Rouge is the farthest inland port on the Mississippi River, the port remains busy as a cargo transfer for ships to move grain, shipping containers, crude oil, and cars to barges, railroad cars, or through pipelines.

Baton Rouge is the home of Louisiana State University. The city is experiencing growth in the medical research field with facilities like Our Lady of the Lake, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital (a St. Jude’s affiliate), LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

Arts and Culture are an integral part of the social scene. The city’s rich and diverse history is celebrated through the architecture and neighborhoods as well as the activities within the city.

The most popular and upcoming neighborhoods include: Beauregard Town, Gardere, Garden District, Inniswold, Monticello, Oak Hills Place, Old Jefferson, Shenandoah, Spanish Town, and University Lakes.
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