Baton Rouge Ranks High in Best Cities for College Graduates

Real Estate Agent with Baton Rouge Area Homes

The Daily Beast has just released its annual survey of best US cities for college graduates and Baton Rouge placed 15th on the list!   The rankings are based on affordable rents, inexpensive dining, salaries and employment prospects.

Here are some of Baton Rouge's stats:

- % of population aged 22 - 24 = 6%

- % of housing available to rent = 32%

- Unemployment rate = 8.2%

- Per-capita personal income = $38,107

A key driver in the continued economic success of Baton Rouge will be to have an economy that provides great jobs for growing numbers of local college graduates.  It is also key to future growth that our local economy provides the kind and number of jobs that makes Baton Rouge an attractive relocation prospect.

New Orleans ranked 16th and Shreveport ranked 20th in this report, so Louisiana fared very well in this latest survey.

If you are contemplating buying a home in the Baton Rouge area, it is still a great time. Interest rates are very good and there is plenty of available inventory to choose from.

If you are thinking about selling you home in the Baton Rouge area, then you must make sure that your home is properly positioned in the sales market. Because there is so much competition, you need to make sure you home stands among its peer group and is conditioned for successful selling. I'm happy to share my tips and suggestions for getting your home ready to sell - just give me a call.

If you are looking to purchase or sell a home in Baton Rouge - I'm here to help you through that process.  Just give Quinton Renfro a call at 225.287.9448 or send me an e-mail at and let's get started today!

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Comments (1)

Kevin Ward
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Manalapan, NJ

Very interesting.  I wouldn't have known that Baton Rouge had a stronger viability than other parts of the U.S. as well as the deep cultural routes.  Thanks for the info and good luck.

Jun 05, 2011 10:06 AM